Law & Order: LA


Alternate Title(s) Law & Order:
Los Angeles,
L&O: LA,
Format Crime Drama
Police procedural
Picture Format 1080i (HDTV)
Running Time 40–45 minutes
Created by Dick Wolf
Developed by Blake Masters
Starring See below
Narrated By Steven Zirnkilton
Opening Theme by Mike Post
Country of origin United States
Language English
Original channel NBC
Original run September 29 2010
Finale July 11 2011
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22
List of episodes List of Law & Order: LA episodes
IMDB profile Law & Order: LA summary Law & Order: LA
related shows Law & Order franchise
"In the City of Los Angeles, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important, groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories."

Law & Order: LA (originally Law & Order: Los Angeles before April 11, 2011) is the fifth spin-off of Law & Order.

The show is the second Law & Order spin-off to be set outside of New York City, the first being Law & Order: UK. As with the rest of the Law & Order franchise, episodes are often loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention or as the franchise calls it "ripped from the headlines".

The show was set to air in the Wednesday 10:00 timeslot after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. SVU, however, has since been moved into that time slot. The show returned to the air with two hour long episodes that aired on Monday, April 11, 2011, in which Skeet Ulrich's character Detective Rex Winters was shot and killed. As the title originally stated, it is set in Los Angeles.

On May 15, 2011, NBC canceled the series of Law & Order: LA after one season.

For a list of episodes, see Law & Order: LA episodes.

Main Cast

Image Actor Character Seasons
Rex Winter3 Skeet Ulrich Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D)
Robbery/Homicide Division Senior Police
Detective Rex Winters
Season 1
Molinaicon3 Alfred Molina Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Senior Deputy District Attorney (D.D.A)
/Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D)
Robbery/Homicide Division Senior Police
Detective Ricardo Morales
Season 1
Tjicon3 Corey Stoll Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D)
Robbery/Homicide Division Junior Police
Detective Tomas "TJ" Jaruszalski
Season 1
Rachelicon3 Rachel Ticotin Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D)
Robbery/Homicide Division Police
Lieutenant Arleen Gonzales
Season 1
Jonahd3 Terrence Howard Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Senior Deputy District Attorney (D.D.A)
Jonah "Joe" Dekker
Season 1
DeLaGarzaicon3 Alana De La Garza Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Junior Deputy District Attorney (D.D.A)
Consuela "Connie" Rubirosa
Season 1
Reginaicon3 Regina Hall Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Junior Deputy District Attorney (D.D.A)
Evelyn Price
Season 1
Meganicon3 Megan Boone Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Junior Deputy District Attorney (D.D.A)
Lauren Stanton
Season 1

Recurring Guest Stars

Actor Character First episode Last episode Number of
Peter Coyote Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
District Attorney (D.A) Jerry Hardin
"Echo Park"
(Season 1)
"Van Nuys"
(Season 1)
Al Pugliese Los Angeles Police Department
(L.A.P.D) Robbery/Homicide
Division Detective Kavanaugh
"Ballona Creek"
(Season 1)
"El Sereno"
(Season 1)
Tammy Klein Los Angeles Police Department
(L.A.P.D) Scientific Investigation
Division (S.I.D) Criminalist
(Season 1)
(Season 1)
Tina Huang Los Angeles Police Department
(L.A.P.D) Computer Technician
Stacey Maris
(Season 1)
(Season 1)
Tamlyn Tomita Los Angeles County
Coroner Miwako Nishizawa
"Hondo Field"
(Season 1)
"Carthay Circle"
(Season 1)
Francesca P. Roberts Los Angeles County
Judge Martha Dreyer
"Hondo Field"
(Season 1)
"Angel's Knoll"
(Season 1)
Teri Polo Casey Ryan-Winters "Echo Park"
(Season 1)
"Hayden Tract"
(Season 1)


History and Development

On January 10, 2010, NBC programming chief Angela Bromstad announced at the winter TCA Press Tour that the network was in talks with Dick Wolf about producing a new series, entitled Law & Order: Los Angeles, and indicated that NBC was seeking to hire writers for a pilot.

Reports in early May suggested that NBC had made the decision to pick up Law & Order: Los Angeles with a thirteen-episode order for fall 2010, having brought (2006 TV series) Brotherhood creator Blake Masters on board to co-create the new series set in Los Angeles with Wolf. NBC confirmed the new series order on May 14, 2010. The fall timeslot for Law & Order: Los Angeles will be Wednesdays at 10:00 pm (Eastern) on NBC. René Balcer will serve as showrunner on the new Los Angeles series and will executive produce alongside the project's writer Blake Masters, Wolf, and Peter Jankowski.

This is the second series in the Law & Order franchise to be set outside New York (after Law & Order: UK), yet the first to be set on a city in the US other than New York.

The description of the series, as posted on NBC's official website, reads, "From Dick Wolf, comes a foray into the glitz, glamor and guilt of Los Angeles. From the tony Beverly Hills to the seedy side of Hollywood, LAPD's elite Robbery Homicide Division is on the case. Fusing classic ripped-from-the-headlines storytelling with the backdrop of LA, the series delves into the high-profile crimes of the West Coast."

Recently it has gone on hiatus until things are sorted out. Skeet Ulrich, Megan Boone, Regina Hall have left the cast, while Alana De La Garza from the original Law & Order has joined the cast. Alfred Molina's character has switched to the senior detective.


On June 11, 2010, Michael Ausiello posted the character profiles for the characters of Law & Order: LA along with the Armchair Casting Director's suggestions on the actors portraying them.

As of June 15, 2010, Matthew Marsden and Holly Marie Combs have been cast as Detective Brad Turner and DDA Eva Price, respectively.

Some actors read or have been informally approached for the two detective roles, including Skeet Ulrich, James Van Der Beek, Michael Rapaport, Michael Ealy, Dylan Walsh, and Dean Cain. NBC and Dick Wolf are casting a wide net for the leads of the new Law & Order series. The producers have been looking for a big-name actor to play the prosecutor, ADA Peter Morales. There may be interest in Lucy Liu for another role, possibly the captain. While casting on the project is still in preliminary stages, it is expected to kick into high gear soon as filming is slated to begin July 22.

DVD Release

On September 20, 2011, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment released Law & Order Los Angeles - The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1.

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
Law & Order: Los Angeles - The Complete Series 22 September 20, 2011


  1. Nellie, Andreeva (2010-04-12). "NBC Picks Up 'Law & Order: LA' For Fall; 'SVU' Cleared For 12th Season With Cast; Original 'L&O' Looks Good For Record 21st". Deadline.
  2. "Who Will Wear 'Law & Order: LA' Badges? NBC And Dick Wolf Casting Wide Net". Deadline. Retrieved 2010-06-25.

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