Law & Order: Trial by Jury

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Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Law and Order: Trial by Jury
Premiere March 3, 2005
Finale May 6, 2005
Creator Dick Wolf
Network NBC
Style 60-minute legal drama
Company Wolf Films
NBC Universal Television Studio
Seasons 1
Episodes 13 (1 unaired)
Origin USA

See the Law & Order franchise article for other Law & Order series.

Law & Order: Trial by Jury was the third series to spin off from Law & Order. The series took out the "Law" elements (traditionally associated with the police and detectives) and focused entirely on the "Order" (the judges, the prosecutor, the DA). This didn't prove to be very successful as the series was cancelled after a mere 13 episodes, a first in Law & Order history.

However, this cancellation was met with anger from Law & Order fans, as Trial by Jury was meant to air the final episode in which Jerry Orbach appears before his death. The episode, entitled Eros in the Upper Eighties was held over until the second season for unspecified reasons, despite being the sixth produced. When the series was officially cancelled, "Eros in the Upper Eighties" remained unaired until it was shown on CourtTV in January 2006, and later included in the complete series DVD.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Bebe Neuwirth A.D.A. Tracey Kibre 1
Amy Carlson A.D.A. Kelly Gaffney 1
Kirk Acevedo D.A. Investigator Hector Salazar 1
Scott Cohen Det. Chris Ravell 1
Fred Thompson D.A. Arthur Branch 1
Jerry Orbach Det. Lennie Briscoe 1
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Candice Bergen Judge Amanda Anderlee 1
Jessica Chastain A.D.A. Sigrun Borg 1
Thomas Daniel The Public Defender 1
Seth Gilliam A.D.A. Terence Wright 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One March 3, 2005 May 6, 2005 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series April 25, 2006 3

External Sites

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Current Series

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Past Series

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