"Sometimes bigger is better," executive producer Matt Olmstead tells TheWrap of the three-show event
Actor will play Chief Boden's father
New series is slated to premiere in spring 2015
The Dick Wolf-produced television event will air during the November ratings sweeps
Opening credits and dramatic trial scene feature favorites from both franchises
New unscipted offering will unite online couples who haven't met yet and see if they can stand each other face-to-face
Current season averaging a 2.5 rating
The network hands early renewals to three current dramas
The actors join Jason Beghe, Jon Seda and Jesse Lee Soffer on "Chicago PD"
Forbes will play a consultant for the Fire Marshal's office who puts Engine 51 under her microscope
Abrams hailed as "a master of all forms of entertainment who has made an indelible mark on our global culture"
"Grimm," "Parenthood" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" also earn renewals
Dick Wolf also addressed the possibility of an episode inspired by the Boston bombings
Dick Wolf project features woman who awakens from coma to find she has a daugher. (Insert "Law & Order" sound effect here)
New project will follow a prosecutor and a crime-scene investigator as they attempt to solve dormant crimes in small towns
"Injustice," which will be written by "Friday Night Lights" alum David Hudgins, centers on a conflicted defense attorney
Todd Palin, Dean Cain and other notables will compete in military-style exercises in NBC reality show "Stars Earn Stripes"
Mark Burnett reality series "Romancing the Globe" also in the works for USA Network
New Dick Wolf series about Chicago Fire Department written by "3:10 to Yuma" team
"Stars Earn Stripes," from Mark Burnett and Dick Wolf, will put celebrities through military exercises with the prize money going to charity
From an exclusive interview with George W. Bush to a Paul McCartney documentary, here's what the networks have planned
Skeet Ulrich exits force to make room for Alfred Molina
"Law & Order" creator leaves his agency after 11 years; agents have no idea where he's headed
The first of 26 episodes will debut Sunday, Oct. 3
"Law & Order," Jay Leno, Ed O'Neill, "The Big Bang Theory" and Charlie Sheen all fall into the "overlooked" category
The procedural calls it quits after 20 seasons
The "Law & Order" mogul welcomes Kid No. 5 to the world
Inspired by Redford, actor is in "Twilight" of his career.