Friday, May 14, 2010

CONFIRMED: NBC cancels original 'Law & Order'

In a very surprising move, NBC has cancelled the long running series Law & Order.  It is surprising because in the climate of NBC struggling for hit shows, each of their L&O shows has a very loyal fan base and is a guaranteed 10:00 PM hit (which they DESPERATELY need).  So they have once again told a core audience, you don't matter. 

NBC has gone crazy this week (along with other networks) and greenlighting as many shows as possible before next weeks Upfronts for advertisers in New York.  This includes shows produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and J.J. Abrams.  They have renewed Law & Order: SVU and picked up a new spinoff Law & Order: Los Angeles.  Judging by the response to this news from our followers on Twitter, many are now planning on staying away from NBC for pretty much anything. 

The Hollywood reporter is saying that the finale for this seasons L&O has already been shot, so don't expect any closure.  They are reporting that there is a chance for a TV movie, or having the characters appear in the new spinoff to close out their story lines.

What say you?  Is NBC sealing it's fate or is their slate of new shows going to bring them back to the top?

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1 comment:

  1. Personally, I think it's a huge mistake. The show lasted this long because it was a show built on an idea and format, not necessarily a cast. People came and went, and the show's core ideals stayed the same. You get police work, legal drama- and it wraps up within the hour. One of those shows that you can watch without having to remember everything that happened in every season and still enjoy- or have watched every episode and enjoy the minor references to previous episodes. And despite the passage of time, because the shows focus on the basic crimes of humanity- they're shows you can watch again without them feeling horribly dated.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens next. NBC's definitely made a bold statement with it- not sure it'll pay off in the long run, though.