Hollywood (Law & Order: LA)

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Skeet Ulrich (left) and guest star Danielle Panabaker (right) in an elevator as the episode ends.
Episode no.Season 1
Episode 1 (#1 overall)
Directed byAllen Coulter
Story byDick Wolf
Teleplay byBlake Masters
Production code01001
Original air dateSeptember 29, 2010 (2010-09-29)
Guest appearance(s)

Shawnee Smith as Trudy Sennett
Oded Fehr as Nick Manto
Michael O'Neill as Jeb Monroe
John Patrick Amedori as K.K. Curren
Jim Beaver as Frank Loomis
Mira Furlan as Maria Olsen
Wyatt Russell as Sam Loomis
Leah Pipes as Miranda Clark
Travis Van Winkle as Colin Blakely
Jim Piddock as Jay Bickson
Gareth Williams as Jim Bikel
Megan Ferguson as Toni Parre
Danielle Panabaker as Chelsea Sennett

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List of Law & Order: Los Angeles episodes

"Hollywood" is the first episode of the fifth Law & Order series, Law & Order: LA. The episode originally aired on September 29, 2010 on NBC. In the premiere episode, when the activities of a young bling ring of thieves strays to assault and murder, Los Angeles' finest are called in to unravel the case.


A group of thieves target the homes of young Hollywood stars, Detectives Rex Winters and Tomas Jaruszalski track the activities of the burglary ring that target the rich and famous, whose latest job escalated from simple burglary to assault. After the perpetrators are uncovered, another shocking crime is committed at the home of young starlet Chelsea Sennett (Danielle Panabaker) and her stage mom, Trudy Sennett (Shawnee Smith) where one of the suspects ends up murdered (Wyatt Russell) during the next heist. As everyone starts turning on each other, Deputy District Attorney Morales remains intent on exposing the real ringleader.


The episode was written by Blake Masters and Dick Wolf and directed by Allen Coulter. This episode was based on The Bling Ring Burglars, a group of out-of-control teenagers and young adults accused of targeting homes of actors like Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom.[1][2] Wanda De Jesus only portrayed the character Lt. Arleen Gonzales in the premiere episode after leaving the cast in August 2010. In subsequent episodes the character is portrayed by Rachel Ticotin who had to re-shoot some of De Jesus' scenes.[3][4][5] The lead detective, Rex Winters (Skeet Ulrich) was introduced in a Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode, "Behave" which originally aired directly before the Law & Order: LA premiere. The episode focused on an investigation involving a rape kit, which takes Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) from New York City to Los Angeles.[6]



In its original American broadcast on September 29, 2010, "Hollywood" was viewed by an estimated 10.64 million households with a 3.2 rating/10% share in the 18-49 demographic.[7][8]


  1. ^ "NBC Mega Buzz: A New CSI, a Glee Boyfriend and a Bones Controversy". TVGuide. 2010-07-14.
  2. ^ Romano, Cristina (2010-07-02). "CDInsight.com - News: The Burglar Bunch Plead 'Not Guilty' in LA County Superior Court". CDInsight.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2010-09-10). "Wanda De Jesus Departs 'Law & Order: LA'".
  4. ^ Braxton, Greg (2010-09-16). "Rachel Ticotin cast in 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2010-09-16). "Rachel Ticotin Joins 'Law & Order: LA'".
  6. ^ Law & Order: SVU episode "Behave" (#12003), original airdate: September 29, 2010
  7. ^ "TV Ratings Wednesday Finals: Better With You, The Middle, Modern Family, Survivor, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: LA Adjusted Up; Cougar Town, Whole Truth Adjusted Down". TVbytheNumbers.com. 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  8. ^ "TV Ratings Wednesday Finals: Better With You, The Middle, Modern Family, Survivor, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: LA Adjusted Up; Cougar Town, Whole Truth Adjusted Down". TVbythenumbers.com. Retrieved September 30, 2010.

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