Law & Order

Two inebriated high-school girls, Kelly Daugherty (guest star Lisa Joyce, Law & Order: SVU) and Anne-Marie Liscomb (guest star Molly Ephraim, Hench at Home), are agitated after their car is towed at a party. Liscomb walks off to make a phone call in an attempt to call a ride, and is found dead in a dumpster days later. After tracking down the cab driver that picked up Liscomb, new information leads the detectives to a drug-addicted prostitute with an affluent past, known as “Sugar” (guest star Maria Dizzia, Smith) and her partner Tito Cabassa (guest star Pedro Pascal, Law & Order: CI). A war of words unfolds as the detectives pit the prostitute and pimp against each other to see who will talk first. When the case goes up for trial, ADA Connie Rubirosa appears to have an unrelenting admirer in the jury pool.

Wednesday, February 27 at 10 p.m. on CTV – Law & Order

Dr. Mark Burns (guest star Alan Zweibel, Monk) is found murdered in his hotel room while attending an out-of-town convention. Detectives Lupo and Green learn that Dr. Burns made a large withdrawal from his bank account moments before he was murdered. Evidence rules out the con artists who scammed Burns as suspects, but a hotel surveillance tape shows a man with a southern accent vehemently knocking on the door looking for a different physician, Dr. Garrison (guest star James Rebhorn, Comanche Moon). Who was the real target?.

Wednesday, February 20 / 10 p.m. on CTV

Illegal

A murdered woman is found in an alleyway dumpster after a riot at an immigration rally. Detectives Lupo and Greens’ investigation leads to an auxiliary cop’s overzealous attempt to stop the riot. The political nature of the case elevates tension in the DA’s office as DA Jack McCoy assigns ADA Josh Lethem (guest star John Pankow, Mad About You) to prosecute the case. But Lethem has his own biased agenda, bringing McCoy’s liberal background into question.

Wednesday, February 13 / 10 p.m.

Quit Claim

After a mother and daughter are killed in a hit-and-run accident, Detectives Green and Lupo track down the vehicle and find a stack of $100 bills left inside. A trace on the money leads the detectives to a young couple who are victims of a real estate scam. Green and Lupo decide the best way to crack this case is to go undercover with the help of Kim Brody (guest star January Jones, Mad Men), an employee at the title company that handled the closings on the illegal real estate deals. Brody proves not be who she claims, leaving her innocence and real identity in question.

Tuesday, February 5 / 9:00 p.m.

When three roommates are found dead in their apartment, Green and Lupo’s initial examination of the crime scene suggests a murder-suicide amongst jealous lovers. That notion is quickly dismissed when the detectives discover one of the victims, Todd Stewart (guest star Jonathan Sale) an environmental attorney, had a closeted relationship with a prominent political figure.

Wednesday 30 January / 10:00 p.m.

Law & Order Returns with 1.9 Million Viewers
— Law & Order first of many new shows to debut this January on CTV —

The return of Law & Order kick-started CTV’s January schedule when 1.9 million viewers tuned in to the two-part season premiere last night. Now in its 18th season, Law & Order was the most-watched program of the day nationally among total viewers as well as the key advertising demos A25-54 and A18-49. The program was also #1 among A25-54 in Toronto and Vancouver. The season premiere was up 37% compared to its Season 17 average audience (1.382 million) on CTV.

Earlier in the evening, the return of eTalk to the CTV schedule with the announcement of the cities on the 2008 Canadian Idol Audition Tour delivered 509,000 viewers at 7 p.m., outpacing Entertainment Tonight Canada (456,000) by 12%.

At 8 p.m., an all-new episode of CTV’s Gossip Girl was the most-watched program in the timeslot among A18-34 and delivered almost 600,000 total viewers.

The evening ended with more than one million viewers for The CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson (1.05 million), up 19% over Global National (884,000).

Law & Order is the first of many new programs to debut on CTV this January. Next Monday, January 7, CTV presents the series premiere of Dancing with the Stars spin-off Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Anne (at 9 p.m.) followed by the season premiere of Medium (at 10 p.m.). Before that, CTV presents all-new episodes of ER, Without a Trace, Desperate Housewives and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Wednesday, January 9

8 p.m. – Law & Order – “Misbegotten”

An explosion alerts Lupo and Green to a scientist’s controversial research after one of the test subjects, a pregnant woman, is injured.

Wednesday, January 2
9 p.m. – Law & Order – “Called Home/Darkness” – TWO-HOUR SEASON PREMIERE

Kidnapped stars Jeremy Sisto and Linus Roache join the cast as Detective Lupo and Michael Cutter. After four years abroad, Detective Lupo returns to the United States to find that his brother has committed suicide by lethal injection. Before the case is closed, another man is found dead, having killed himself in an identical fashion. Lieutenant Van Buren permits Lupo to work the case alongside fellow Detective Ed Green. Lupo and Green are suspicious of a recent parolee formerly known as “Dr. Death,” and through further investigation believe “Dr. Death’s” daughter could be a follower of her father’s work.