By James Hibberd
Updated March 07, 2011 at 11:25 PM EST

It’s coming back: NBC will re-launch Law & Order: Los Angeles next month.

The beleaguered procedural has had one creative change after another for its freshman season, but NBC has decided to give the show another push next month with a two-hour premiere and a change of time periods.

“We are pleased to welcome Law & Order: Los Angeles back to NBC’s regular lineup,” said Bob Greenblatt, NBC entertainment chairman. “Dick Wolf and his team have made some exciting creative changes and we can’t wait to re-introduce the show to audiences.”

LOLA last aired an original episode back in December. The show will return on a new night — Mondays — at April 11 (at 9 p.m. the first week, at 10 p.m. the week after).

Among the changes Alfred Molina’s Ricardo Morales is now a detective, Terrence Howard’s DA Jonah Dekker is full time, and Alana de la Garza from Law & Order is a working by Dekker’s side.