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Law & Order: Organized Crime Replaces Showrunner Ilene Chaiken With Hannah Montana Co-Creator

Law & Order: Reorganized Crime, am I right, ladies? Deadline reports that Law & Order: Organized Crime showrunner Ilene Chaiken is leaving the series and will be replaced by Barry O’Brien, who will assume the role for the rest of the show’s second season. Chaiken is one of the co-creators of the crime drama, along with Matt Olmstead and overlord of all things legal and orderly, Dick Wolf. The series premiered on NBC in 2021, starring Chris Meloni reprising his role as Elliot Stabler. In addition to acting as executive producer, Chaiken became the first female showrunner in the decades-long history of the Law & Order franchise.
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Ilene Chaiken Exits As ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Showrunner; Barry O’Brien To Replace Her

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: There is a change at the helm of Dick Wolf’s NBC drama Law & Order: Organized Crime. Ilene Chaiken is out after a 14-month stint as executive producer/showrunner of the Law & Order spinoff starring Chris Meloni. She is being replaced by Barry O’Brien, who will serve as showrunner for the remainder of the series’ second season. He joined Organized Crime as co-executive producer in November. “Ilene did a terrific job launching the series and is a gifted writer,” Wolf said. “She leaves the show in good hands and we are incredibly grateful...
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Law & Order: OC: Barry O'Brien to Replace Ilene Chaiken as Showrunner

Click here to read the full article. After 14 months of heading the Law & Order spinoff Organized Crime, showrunner Ilene Chaiken is exiting the series, which is still in production on its second season. She will be replaced by Barry O’Brien, who joined as co-executive producer in November, our sister site Deadline reports. “Ilene did a terrific job launching the series and is a gifted writer,” said executive producer Dick Wolf. “She leaves the show in good hands and we are incredibly grateful for her contributions.” The change will reportedly not impact production, which still has five episodes left to film...
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Law & Order: Organized Crime is on to its third showrunner with the exit of Ilene Chaiken

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit spinoff has already had three showrunners before the first anniversary of its premiere. Chaiken, who created The L Word and was showrunner on Empire, was tapped in December 2020 to take over as Organized Crime's showrunner from Matt Olmstead, the show's original showrunner. With Chaiken's exit, she'll be succeeded by Barry O’Brien, who joined the show last October will lead the series for the rest of Season 2. “Ilene did a terrific job launching the series and is a gifted writer,” Law & Order boss Dick Wolf said in a statement. “She leaves the show in good hands and we are incredibly grateful for her contributions.” The showrunner change is not expected to impact production. News of Chaiken's ouster was met with outrage on Twitter, with one fan pointing out that Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni recently told the Today show how they add their own touches to the scripts. "No that's, you know, that's our thing," Meloni said. "There's nobody who knows these characters better than she and I. With all due respect to the writers, whatever you see is really she and I figuring it out — figuring out what the exact words are or the exact emotions are."
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Jennifer Beals Talks 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' and Reuniting With Ilene Chaiken (Exclusive)

Following her role as Garsa Fwip on The Book of Boba Fett, Jennifer Beals is joining another popular and ever-expanding TV universe, Law & Order. ET recently confirmed that the actress will next be seen on Organized Crime, the latest spinoff following the return of Christopher Meloni’s character, Det. Elliot Stabler, as he takes on New York City’s crime syndicates.

Jennifer Beals is excited to reunite with The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken on Law & Order: Organized Crime

“I love Ilene," Beals says of Chaiken, who serves as showrunner on Law & Order: Organized Crime. "We work together so well. She’s so smart and wise and talented and I was excited to work with her again. She and the writers came up with a really great character. And there was no way I could say no to them.” Meanwhile, The L Word: Generation Q sees Beals reprising her longtime role as Bette Porter, which she originally played for six seasons on The L Word.