How many episodes will Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 have?

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Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 is officially happening. The big question for everyone is just how many episodes we’ll get.

The TV landscape is changing. As TV shows get more expensive to create, the networks are looking for ways to save money. The good news is that doesn’t mean the Chris Meloni-led series is canceled. We will get Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4, but it’s going to be a little less of it than what we’re used to.

NBC is changing the episode orders for a lot of shows. Just how many episodes will we get in the latest season?

Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 episode count

The fourth season is only going to have 13 episodes. While this is less than the second and third seasons, it’s more than the first season of the series. In a way, this is a show that will work with a shorter episode count. It makes it a little easier to manage a season-long story arc without adding in a lot of filler content.

It is not the only one of the Dick Wolf shows that will see episode reductions. It is the one that has received the biggest, though. It should mean that the decision to not have all actors show up in every episode won’t impact Organized Crime, though.

What does the reduced episode count mean for the series premiere date? It’s possible that NBC will air it in the fall and bring a new procedural in the spring once all 13 episodes have aired. Another option would be to bring another show in the fall and hold this one for the midseason, but that doesn’t make a lot of sense when it comes to live ratings and making money.

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Law & Order: Organized Crime* currently airs Thursdays on NBC in the U.S. and on CityTV in Canada.