Season Seven Of “Law & Order” Released On DVD. “Law & Order: The Seventh Year” is currently available on DVD.
The 5-disc DVD set for the groundbreaking crime drama TV series comes complete with all of the landmark seventh season’s 23 episodes from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, released on January 19.
The seventh season of the show, running from 1996 to 1997, featured, among other things, the first appearance of Assistant District Attorney Jamie Ross, the role which Carey Lowell – who replaced Jill Hennessy – would play through 1998. Returning are usual characters Det. Lennie Brisco (Jerry Orbach), Det. Rey Curtis (Benjamin Bratt) and Lt. Anita Van Burken (S. Epatha Merkerson) on the Law half of the show, and Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and District Attorney Adam Schiff (Steven Hill) on the Order side.
The always topical show features just as many poignant issues in this season, including racial tension, drug use and familial disputes. As with any season of the show, there are numerous high-profile guest appearances in most episodes, such as Taye Diggs and Jennifer Esposito in the episode “Good Girl,” Karen Allen in “Survivor” and other stars like Edie Falco, Lauren Graham and Felicity Huffman.
Episodes of the seventh season also had real-life inspirations, such as the cases of Anna Nicole Smith, Qubilah Shabazz, Jeffrey Nichols, Delethea Wood, Megan Nicole Kanka, Ángel Nieves Díaz and most notably, O.J. Simpson.
The seventh season’s award count included the series’ first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, the category for which it received nominations every year between 1992 and 2002. The series has received more than 50 Emmy nominations overall throughout its run. The seventh season episode “Deadbeat” won an Edgar Award for Best Episode in a Television Series Teleplay.
“Law & Order: The Seventh Year” retails for $59.98.