Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 – Present) – NBC

Basic Summary – Detectives who are part of the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit investigate crimes against the vulnerable. While the focus of other shows in the “Law & Order” franchise is primarily on murder cases, the SVU detectives frequently deal with rape and assault, in which a survivor assists with the investigation. The series cast of veteran actors includes Mariska Hargitay and rapper Ice-T, and occasional crossover episodes feature detectives from other series including editions of the “Law & Order” franchise and as well as “Chicago PD,” another series from the mind of executive producer Dick Wolf.

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Premiere of The Grinder – “Pilot”

Basic Summary – The series follows a TV actor who returns to his hometown to work as a lawyer after his long-running television series, The Grinder (on which he played a lawyer), is suddenly canceled. Unfortunately, his family are actual lawyers who run an actual law firm, so having believed that his television experience would make him qualified to be a lawyer, he decides to join their firm despite having only played one on the small screen.

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