Sam Waterston returns to ‘Law & Order’ universe

Sam Waterston is returning to the world of “Law & Order.”

The actor is set to reprise his role as prosecutor Jack McKoy in a guest appearance on NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” later this season. Waterston played McKoy for 16 seasons on the original “Law & Order,” last appearing as the character in 2010.

Waterston currently stars on Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” alongside Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Martin Sheen.

“Law & Order: SVU” season 19 is scheduled to premiere Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. The air date for Waterston’s episode is not yet set. Dick Wolf, Michael Chernuchin, Mariska Hargitay, Julie Martin, Arthur W. Forney, and Peter Jankowski serve as executive producers on “Law & Order: SVU,” which stars Hargitay as Lieutenant Olivia Benson, Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins, Ice-T as Sergeant Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, Peter Scanavino as Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr., and Raúl Esparza as A.D.A. Rafael Barba.

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LAW & ORDER -- 'Bible Story' Episode 11 -- Aired 12/07/2005 -- Pictured: (l-r) Annie Parisse as A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia, Sam Waterson as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy (Photo by Will Hart/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAW & ORDER -- 'Bible Story' Episode 11 -- Aired 12/07/2005 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sam Waterson as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy (Photo by Will Hart/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAW & ORDER -- 'Bible Story' Episode 11 -- Aired 12/07/2005 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tina Benko as Sharon Quaid, Sam Waterson as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy, Annie Parisse as A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia, Sam Waterson as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy (Photo by Will Hart/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAW & ORDER -- 'Invaders' Episode 22 -- Airdate 05/17/2006 -- Pictured: Dennis Farina as Detective Joe Fontana, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Ed Green, Sam Waterson as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy (Photo by Will Hart/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAW & ORDER -- 'Invaders' Episode 22 -- Airdate 05/17/2006 -- Pictured: Dennis Farina as Detective Joe Fontana, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Ed Green, Sam Waterson as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy, S. Epatha Merkerson as Lt. Anita Van Buren (Photo by Will Hart/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAW & ORDER -- 'Memo From the Dark Side' Episode 2001 -- Air Date 09/26/2009 -- Pictured: (l-r) Linus Roache as A.D.A. Michael Cutter, Sam Waterson as D.A. Jack McCoy -- Photo by: Will Hart/NBCU Photo Bank
LAW & ORDER -- 'Bible Story' Episode 11 -- Aired 12/07/2005 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sam Waterson as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy, Annie Parisse as A.D.A. Alexandra Borgia (Photo by Will Hart/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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On Sunday, CBS announced that it had given a series production commitment to “F.B.I.” a crime drama executive produced by Wolf. For Wolf, creator of the “Law & Order” franchise, the CBS deal is a further diversifying of his portfolio, following the serialized drama “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” on NBC and unscripted projects at Oxygen and A&E.

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