Has 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' Been Canceled?

Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler

Somebody please get Elliot Stabler off the bubble! While Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU were both renewed by NBC on March 21, the third (and arguably best) franchise installment will have to wait to find out if there's a Season 5 in store.

Law & Order: Organized Crime, which is much more serialized than the other two procedurals, follows Detective Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and a task force of cops who specialize in taking down organized crime. They tackle mafia bosses and human traffic rings and dirty cops with the help of some undercover work and a whole lot of muscle. The task force was originally launched after the death of Stabler's wife, Kathy. She was killed by a car bomb in Season 22 of Law & Order: SVU, and that sent Stabler on a quest for revenge and/or justice. He got it when sociopathic businessman Richard Wheatley (Dylan McDermott) and his estranged wife Angela (Tamara Taylor) drove off a cliff. Of course, Richard's body was never recovered and he was also never convicted of Kathy's murder, but Stabler has still managed to go on with his life.

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In Season 4, Stabler got himself suspended and became embroiled in the hunt for a serial killer outside his jurisdiction, and now his work appears to be getting close to home once again, because his younger brother, Joe Jr. (Michael Trotter) is up to no good.

So what comes next? Here's what we know about the future of Organized Crime, whether it will get renewed for Season 5 and more.

Is there going to be a Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 5?

TBD. NBC renewed both Law & Order and SVU for the 2024-2025 season, as well as fellow Dick Wolf shows Chicago PD, Chicago Med and Chicago Fire. The renewal announcement included a note that Organized Crime's fate is "still in discussion."

Related: 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' Renewed for Season 26

Has Law & Order: Organized Crime been canceled?

No. It simply hasn't been renewed yet, so there's no need to panic.

Who is cast in Organized Crime Season 5?

Assuming the show continues as is, here is who is currently on the Organized Crime task force:

Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler

Christopher Meloni in 'Organized Crime.'<p>Zach Dilgard/NBC</p>
Christopher Meloni in 'Organized Crime.'

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The team's lead detective, a former member of the SVU who lost his wife in a targeted hit and is now dedicated to taking down all organized crime.

Danielle Mone Truitt as Sergeant Ayanna Bell

Peter Kramer/NBC
Peter Kramer/NBC

As the leader of the task force since day one, Sergeant Bell is both Stabler's boss and his partner.

Ainsley Seiger as Detective Jet Slootmaekers

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Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Jet "Sloot" Slootmaekers is a talented hacker and OG member of the task force who got promoted as a detective in Season 3.

Rick Gonzalez as Detective Bobby Reyes

<p>Photo by: Will Hart/NBC via Getty Images</p>

Photo by: Will Hart/NBC via Getty Images

Reyes, a talented undercover cop, joined the taskforce in Season 3.

Abubakr Ali as Detective Samir Bashir



Sam joined the team in Season 4 after working in the Hate Crimes division and crossing paths with OC after his mosque was bombed.

Tate Ellington as Professor Kyle Vargas



Vargas joined the team in Season 4 to help incorporate AI into investigations, much to Stabler's dismay.

What has the cast said about Law & Order: Organized Crime being renewed for Season 5?

Both Meloni and Pruitt have been active on Twitter/X and interacting with fans who made #RenewOrganizedCrime trend, but they also seem optimistic. Pruitt encouraged fans to continue to keep being vocal. "You have to holla at @nbc & @WolfEnt," she tweeted.

"Do it loud & often. And make sure to turn in on 4/11 and the rest of this season."

"We are the perfect mix of comedy, drama, action and bad-ssery," she continued. "Not to mention we are some SEXY MF's. Our writers are killing it. Our crew is next level. Clearly we are the "Underdogs" but who doesn't love a good underdog story?"

She reposted another fan with a few heart emojis and said, "looking forward to doing it again!"

How to watch Organized Crime

New Season 4 episodes air Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. All four seasons are available to stream on Peacock.

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