Law & Order Spinoff Starring Christopher Meloni Delayed at NBC as Showrunner Exits

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The Law & Order: SVU spinoff starring Christopher Meloni has been delayed.

Production on Law & Order: Organized Crime — and the return of Meloni’s beloved Elliot Stabler character — continues to take shape, PEOPLE confirms.

Meanwhile, previously announced showrunner Matt Olmstead is exiting the series. He formerly had a four-year run with Wolf Entertainment and inked a three-year overall deal to return to Universal TV, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the delay.

Organized Crime was originally planned to air Thursdays at 10 p.m. this fall —  following Law & Order: SVU — though a premiere date was not announced. THR reports that the show is still slated to air in the 2020-21 broadcast season.

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