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37% Of Law & Order Fans Agree This Is The Best Series In The Franchise

There are many different series in Dick Wolf's "Law & Order" franchise, but when it comes time for a survey, one will always inevitably rise to the top in fans' minds. The original "Law & Order" started way back in 1990, establishing many of the series' series' tropes and story beats fans come to expect. As the name implies, the franchise generally alternates between the apprehension and investigation of criminals, and their eventual prosecution, hence the show's title. So popular was "Law & Order" that it spawned "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Law & Order: Organized Crime," "Law & Order: LA," "Law & Order: Trial by Jury," and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

In an interview with Variety, Wolf spoke about how essential teamwork is in creating and maintaining such a tremendous number of shows, including the "One Chicago" franchise. He added, "We know how to do this. It's part of what we offer that nobody else can offer. We've got the infrastructure to turn out volume television. The numbers are staggering. The pace is unbelievable." With so many options for "Law & Order" shows, which one could be considered the best, at least according to our very own poll?

Two Law & Order shows make up 72.98% of a Looper survey

After polling 618 people in the United States, two "Law & Order" shows captured a significant amount of the vote. The options were the original "Law & Order," "SVU," "Organized Crime," "Criminal Intent," "LA," and "Trial by Jury." Longtime fans of the series may have been able to surmise the two shows that combined make up 72.98% of the vote, and they are the show that started it all and its immediate and direct sequel, "SVU." So which one do fans think is the better of the two? The contest was fierce, but in the end, there can only be one, and it appears as if fans have crowned the progenitor "Law & Order" with 37.22% of the vote. For reference, "SVU" was nipping at the heels of "Law & Order" and managed to rake in 35.76% of the vote. The next closest was "Organized Crime," which took in 11%. In fourth place was "Criminal Intent" with 10.03% of the vote, "LA" with 3.88%, and "Trial by Jury" with 2.10%.

Although Insider notes that "Law & Order: SVU" is the longest-running American television series, having started in 1999 and still running today, respondents still fancied "Law & Order," but not by much. As reported by Variety, the original "Law & Order" ran from 1990 to 2010, but it has recently been brought back with a new season, which started early this year. Wolf said of the 2010 cancellation, "It was a political cancellation. It shouldn't have gone off the air when it did." Either way, fans have crowned a winner in our survey, and "Law & Order" reigns supreme.