Law & Order: LA was an American police procedural and legal drama series created by Dick Wolf for NBC. It was the first Law & Order series not to be set in New York, and was canceled after one season.
After Law & Order was canceled, the format was moved to Los Angeles and given a new cast and relaunched as Law & Order: LA. Like the original series, it split its focus between the initial police investigation and the subsequent trial. Initially the focus was on detective Rex Winters (Skeet Ulrich), who was introduced in a Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode. However, a mid-season overhaul saw his character being killed by a drug cartel. Other characters included deputy district attorney detective Ricardo Morales (Alfred Molina), detective Tomas 'TJ' Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll), and deputy district attorneys Alana de la Garza (Connie Rubirosa) and Joe Dekker (Terrence Howard).
- Law & Order: LA span directly out of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which introduced Las Angeles's detective Rex Winters (Skeet Ulrich).