‘Law & Order’ Star Camryn Manheim Felt Welcomed by Franchise Vet Mariska Hargitay

by Chase Thomas
(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Get ready Law & Order fans, a reboot of the original television show that started it all is right around the corner. However, we do know of one familiar name that is certainly going to be entering the fold as Camryn Manheim revealed she grabbed some food with Law & Order: SVU legend Mariska Hargitay as the latter welcomed the former into the family.

In a new Instagram post, Manheim posted a photo of her and Mariska having a nice evening with some delightful food.

For the caption, she wrote, “About last night…This amazing woman welcomed me into the Law & Order family. We ate Shake Shack burgers and she got me even MORE excited (if that’s even possible) about this new wonderful adventure I’m going on. Thank you M for your warmth and grace.”

Fans loved the picture of the two of them together. One fan wrote, “So great!! Love you both!! Congratulations Cam!”

Another fan wrote, “Can’t wait to see you on the screen.”

Dick Wolf on ‘Law & Order’ Return

After twenty seasons, it was fair to wonder if the Law & Order franchise would ever return. The original version of the franchise that started it all as it were. However, Dick Wolf is bringing it back to NBC and it will begin with season 21.

Wolf said, “I never give up on things I believe in.” He continued, “It took a long time, but the journey was worth it.”

Clearly, Wolf always wanted to bring back the show that started it all, but there were reasons and roadblocks in the way of the show returning to NBC programming. Now, though, the show is on the way back with Anthony Anderson and the rest of a stacked cast.

Wolf continued, “What stands out is the predictable nature of getting viewers what they want.” The universe that Wolf has created with One Chicago and FBI don’t break away often from what works. If it’s not broken, why fix it? Fans enjoy this style of network television, clearly as seen in the numbers, so if this is the case why worry about fixing that?

Wolf concluded, “The last three seasons of the Wednesday ‘Chicago’ stack and now the Tuesday ‘FBIs’ and Thursday ‘Law & Orders’ prove that traditional television viewers will binge on the comfort food of our brands. The only number that matters now is total audience, and with L+3 and L+7 metrics, our shows pulled in over 74 million viewers last week.” The shows work as they are, so it would not be wise to expect the new version of Law & Order to stray all that much from what it used to be or what the other shows are now.