‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Christopher Meloni Sent Conan O’Brien Special Message Ahead of Late Night Finale

by John Jamison

Conan O’Brien has been running the late-night scene since 1993. Over a few decades and thousands of episodes of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” then “Conan,” O’Brien entertained millions with his hilarious celebrity interviews. Among those wishing him well is “Law & Order: Organized Crime” star Christopher Meloni, who made more than a few appearances on the icon’s late-night talk shows.

Meloni took to Twitter, sharing a message wishing Conan luck in his future endeavors.

For the past 10 years, “Conan” has called TBS home. Now, he’s preparing to make a shift to new programming as part of HBO Max. In a May video in which he announced the beginning of the end for his traditional late-night talk show, O’Brien talked about why he was moving on.

“We are winding down our TBS show. Some of you are probably wondering, why am I doing this?” Conan said. “Why end things here at TBS? And I’ll tell you, because a very old Buddhist monk once told me that to pick something up, you must first put something down.”

Christopher Meloni, as a former star of “Law & Order: SVU” from 1999 to 2011, was invited onto “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and then “Conan” on more than one occasion. Apparently, he looked forward to the visits. And based on how much they appear to have together, that doesn’t come as much of a surprise.

One of his more memorable appearances came in 2014. The pair spent a few minutes talking about how the “Law & Order: Organized Crime” star has the best butt in show business.

What’s Next For Conan O’Brien?

Back in November 2020, O’Brien announced that he would be transitioning to the young streaming service, HBO Max. In his statement, he talked about what informed his decision.

“In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform.’ I’m thrilled that I get to continue doing whatever the hell it is I do on HBO Max, and I look forward to a free subscription,” Conan said.

The free subscription is definitely a nice bonus.

Christopher Meloni Has Found A New Home On ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’

After more than a decade on “Law & Order: SVU,” Christopher Meloni took nearly a 10-year break from the Dick Wolf-produced franchise.

Fans were sad to see Detective Elliot Stabler go. But they were ecstatic when they learned that he would be returning to the long-running show in a small character arc. The return helped promote and launch his new show in the same universe, “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”

And despite their excitement at the reunion with Mariska Hargitay, Meloni’s time on “SVU” wouldn’t last. He only came back to the “Law & Order” fold because he “…liked the idea of a recognizable character in an unrecognizable landscape.”