The BEST Seasons of Law & Order

Every season ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2021

Network: NBC

"In the criminal justice system, 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" is a blended police procedural and courtroom drama created by Dick Wolf. The structure for the one-hour show is a two-part approach: The first half focuses on NYPD homicide detectives investigating a crime—often derived from a real-life headline—and apprehending a suspect. The second half takes place in the courtroom, with the district attorney prosecuting the defendant.

Season 11

#1 - Season 11

First Aired: Oct 19, 2000

star 8.71
7 votes
Season 13

#2 - Season 13

First Aired: Oct 3, 2002

star 8.50
6 votes
Season 7

#3 - Season 7

First Aired: Sep 19, 1996

star 8.43
7 votes
Season 14

#4 - Season 14

First Aired: Sep 25, 2003

star 8.43
7 votes
Season 9

#5 - Season 9

First Aired: Sep 24, 1998

star 8.38
8 votes
Season 10

#6 - Season 10

First Aired: Sep 23, 1999

star 8.22
9 votes
Season 16

#7 - Season 16

First Aired: Sep 22, 2005

star 8.13
8 votes
Season 6

#8 - Season 6

First Aired: Sep 21, 1995

star 8.11
9 votes
Season 1

#9 - Season 1

First Aired: Sep 14, 1990

star 8.11
19 votes
Season 8

#10 - Season 8

First Aired: Sep 25, 1997

star 8.09
11 votes
Season 5

#11 - Season 5

First Aired: Sep 22, 1994

star 7.90
10 votes
Season 18

#12 - Season 18

First Aired: Jan 3, 2008

star 7.88
8 votes
Season 19

#13 - Season 19

First Aired: Nov 6, 2008

star 7.86
7 votes
Season 20

#14 - Season 20

First Aired: Sep 26, 2009

star 7.86
7 votes
Season 4

#15 - Season 4

First Aired: Sep 16, 1993

star 7.83
12 votes
Season 15

#16 - Season 15

First Aired: Sep 23, 2004

star 7.83
6 votes
Season 17

#17 - Season 17

First Aired: Sep 23, 2006

star 7.71
7 votes
Season 3

#18 - Season 3

First Aired: Sep 24, 1992

star 7.64
11 votes
Season 2

#19 - Season 2

First Aired: Sep 18, 1991

star 7.36
11 votes
Season 12

#20 - Season 12

First Aired: Sep 27, 2001

star 7.33
9 votes