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BBC America To Air Law & Order: U.K. (chung CHUNG!)

For those of us still sulking about the cancellation of Law & Order yet not exactly excited about the prospect of Law & Order: L.A.LOLA, as the cool kids call it — BBC America has announced it will air the spinoff Law & Order: U.K. beginning Oct. 3.

Debuting in February 2009 on ITV, the drama follows the tried-and-true franchise format, with the first half of each episode devoted to the crime and the subsequent police investigation, and the second half focusing on the legal aspect and court proceedings.

Law & Order: U.K. stars Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) as Detective Superintendent Matt Devlin, Bradley Walsh (The Old Curiosity Shop) as Detective Superintendent Ronnie Brooks, Ben Daniels (The Passion, The State Within) as Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel, and Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who) as Junior Crown Prosecutor Alesha Phillips.

You can read the press release, complete with synopses of the first 13 episodes, here. Law & Order: U.K. premieres on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, with subsequent episodes airing on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.


  • Leta Dally

    Well, it is better than West Coast L&O.

  • Jon in Iowa

    Very cool news! :)

  • Bill Reed

    It's a pretty solid show, injecting more emotion and character than the franchise's procedural nature usually allows for.

  • Bass Guitar Hero

    I kind of suspected that this would show up on BBC America, but I'm glad it's official.

  • Perez421

    @Bill Reed – Are you kiddin? This show is, sadly, Not Very Good. Bradley Walsh is the only good thing on it. Freema looks worried in EVERY SINGLE SCENE and that's the extent of her range in this. And even though the cast is British, most of the accents seem … off, somehow. As if they're throwing in Britishisms to make themselves seem more British.

  • Jjgerding

    Hope they put it on BBC America. When, oh when, is the BBC player gonna be available in the US?

  • Jvesterlund

    Awsome! I saw one episode when I was in Scandinavia this summer. Good show.