‘Law & Order’ Icon Christopher Meloni Only Made One Appearance in Franchise’s Ill-Fated Spin-Off

by Joe Rutland

Christopher Meloni has appeared on pretty much all the spin-offs from the “Law & Order” franchise, including a short-lived one.

Which one is that? According to IMDb, Meloni, who plays Detective Elliot Stabler, appeared on “Law & Order: Trial by Jury.” It was in 2005 in the episode titled “Day.”

In the episode, Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak, played by Diane Neal, gets moved off of a serial rapist case and Tracey Kibre, played by Bebe Neuwirth, takes over. Kibre works with Detectives Olivia Benson, played by Mariska Hargitay, and Stabler on that case.

It is up to Kibre to prove that a decades-long trail of rape victims got covered up by the rapist’s wealthy, influential mother.

‘Law & Order’ Spin-off ‘Trial by Jury’ Lasted Just One Season on NBC Schedule

“Trial by Jury” lasted just one season on NBC. “Law & Order” franchise creator Dick Wolf, though, has had massive success with the original show, which is coming back to NBC.

Also, “SVU” has been on for more than two decades, and “Organized Crime” is in its second season. Meloni, who left “SVU,” returned last season and reprised the Stabler character.

“Law & Order” can catch Hargitay as Benson on “SVU” at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central on NBC. “Organized Crime” with Meloni follows that show at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central.

Meloni Reached Crazy Realization About Having Success In His Career

There’s no doubt that Christopher Meloni has experienced success throughout his career.

What is it about success, though, that gives him a new perspective?

The “Law & Order: Organized Crime” star talked about it with Elle Magazine.

About being famous, Meloni said, “It’s not a reality that you’re living.”

Again, what stirred this thought or realization? It happened to Meloni when he would run into folks who don’t know who he is or that even plays Stabler on “Law & Order” at all.

“You don’t know that until people don’t know who the f–k you are,” Meloni bluntly said.

Meloni Is Not Shunning That Fame, Success Which Have Come Their Way

But he does appreciate those elements of his fame and success.

Christopher Meloni said he would be the first to say that success and fame are things to be both proud of and accept.

In fact, Meloni is quick to say that the idea that success brings a certain amount of cliche, or downsides with it, is something he doesn’t focus on. Because he says, the good parts of fame and success often far outweigh the bad.

“Once you’ve downloaded and accepted that it’s a give and take…Once you truly measure the ‘downside,’ it’s like, ‘You know what, b—h? Shut up,’” Meloni said. “The upside is pretty cool.”