NBC will lawyer-up on Wednesday nights as the Emmy Award-winning "Law & Order
" resumes with a two-hour season premiere event on Wednesday, January 2 (9-11 p.m. ET), and will continue on Wednesdays starting January 9 (10-11 p.m. ET) preceded by this season's network broadcast premiere of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent
" (9-10 p.m. ET) in its return to NBC that night.
Joining the "Law & Order" cast for the show's 18th season are Jeremy Sisto
as Detective Cyrus Lupo and Linus Roache
as Chief Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter. Cutter reports to Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston
) who has been promoted to District Attorney, replacing Arthur Branch (Fred Thompson
In "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," Alicia Witt
joins the cast for the first six episodes as Logan's detective partner while Nicholson is on maternity leave.