“Law & Order: Organized Crime” (April 1, NBC)
Years after departing his mainstay role on “Law & Order: SVU,” Christopher Meloni is back as Det. Elliot Stabler in this new offshoot to the long-running Dick Wolf franchise. As the title indicates, Stabler will be heading up a unit that tries to dismantle some of New York’s biggest criminal operations. As a bonus for “SVU” fans, the new series will premiere with a Thursday night, quasi-backdoor-pilot crossover event that will cross both shows.