NBC combines a pair of its favorites du jour: Dick Wolf shows, and live programming. The network has ordered Law & Order: You the Jury to a series.
A collaboration with production company Magical Elves (Top Chef; Project Runway), the one-hour show will air civil cases live and allows viewers to vote which side is in the right; it sounds like Judge Judy meets any number of singing competition shows. A premiere date has not yet been set.
Viewers will not only vote on the verdict: They can also vote “throughout the trial on the veracity of witnesses and persuasiveness of evidence,” according to a press release.
In the upcoming television season, NBC will boast four shows produced by Wolf: Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and the forthcoming Chicago Medical.
The flagship Law & Order ended in 2010 after 456 episodes.
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