‘Law & Order’ to return; ‘Criminal Intent’ to fly flags for USA

Don’t ever count out Law & Order.

Law & Order, currently the second-longest scripted program on TV today (only behind The Simpsons), will return for its 18th season on NBC. There were rumors about the show heading to TNT for new episodes, but that plan was scuttled.

NBC is also bringing spin-off Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for another season as well.

However, new episodes of another spin-off, Criminal Intent, will move to the USA network in September. Repeats of the show will also air in broadcast syndication daily this fall.