It may be faint, but New York Magazine's Vulture blog is reporting that there may be hope for the original 'Law & Order.' According to the report, AMC, home to 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad,' has contacted NBC Universal about producing new episodes of the crime procedural, which NBC canceled in May after a 20-year run. The cancellation reportedly was over money -- 'Law & Order' costs about $3 million per-episode to produce, and according to Vulture, producer Dick Wolf had been asked to reduce his per-episode producer fee to help offset that. NBC wanted him to cut the fee from $350,000 to $150,000 per episode, and when he refused, NBC canceled the show. Wolf has said he hoped to revive the show. But with prospects looking grim, what would 'Law & Order' look like on AMC? Would Wolf accept the cut? Would the show keep marquee stars like Sam Waterston? To Read More Click Here .
With TNT's reported pass on providing a home for new episodes of 'Law & Order' (or 'Law & Order Prime,' if you please), we move through denial to acceptance. Sigh. Goodbye Cutter, Rubirosa and Lupo. Sure, we sympathize with those who stopped watching. For some, the "O" in 'L & O' will always stand for 'Orbach'. Truth is, we'll miss the guest stars as much as the regulars. During the show's 20-year run, 'L &O's' visitors almost always matched the series' stellar cast. From up-and-comers to Broadway veterans, Manhattan is an island of great actors, and 'L & O' used them all. Another consistent casting coup of this serious procedural - comedians appeared in many a killer role. To Read More Click Here .
Producer Dick Wolf's plans to keep new episodes of 'Law & Order' on the air apparently won't involve TNT. Despite recent rumors to the contrary, the cable network isn't interested in picking up the recently canceled legal drama for its 21st season, reports the Los Angeles Times. The report comes as no surprise, as TNT recently announced major budget cuts for cop drama 'Southland,' the show it saved after NBC gave it the boot during its first season. 'Law & Order' ended its two-decade run on NBC on Monday. Wolf's next move is unclear, but according to recent reports, he's dead set on bringing 'Law & Order' back for another season, which could make it the longest-running TV drama in history. For now, fans can still expect to hear the famous "DUN DUN" sound effect with endless 'L&O' reruns on TNT, or on NBC's latest spinoff, 'Law & Order: Los Angeles,' which kicks off this fall. Source Here
24 and Law & Order aired their series finales on Monday night to middling ratings. The Fox spy series drew only 8.9 million viewers, a 13 percent drop from its Season 7 finale. After 20 seasons, Law & Order went off the air with only 7.6 million viewers, down 12 percent from last week's episode and 5 percent down from last year's season finale. Of the other finales that aired on Monday night, only The Big Bang Theory showed a gain, helping CBS to win the night overall. The geek comedy drew 14.8 million viewers, up 41 percent over its last season-ender. The other four CBS finales - How I Met Your Mother (8.2 million), Rules of Engagement (8.2 million), Two and a Half Men (15.4 million) and CSI: Miami (12.4 million) - were each down from their respective finales last season. Chuck's two-hour season finale on NBC brought in 5.1 million viewers, about the same as last week's episode and last season's finale. Over on ABC, Dancing with the Stars drew 19.1 million viewers, its lowest-rated Monday night this season. The Bachelorette also lagged, with only 9.2 million tuning in for the season premiere. Which shows did you watch on Monday? Source Here
Ahh! So many Monday night finales, so little time! A 2-hour Chuck finale that's sure to be epic, along with the last 24 episode ever ... not to mention the last performance round of Dancing with the Stars ! Did I mention this is all at 8/7c? I hope you're TiVo has some mad multitasking skills! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Chuck on NBC -- season finale! 24 on Fox -- series finale! Dancing with the Stars on ABC How I Met Your Mother on CBS -- season finale! 10 Things I Hate About You (TV) on ABC Family 8:30/7:30c Rules of Engagement on CBS -- season finale! 9/8c The Bachelorette on ABC -- season premiere! Two and a Half Men on CBS -- season finale! 9:30/8:30c The Big Bang Theory on CBS -- season finale! 10/9c Law & Order on NBC -- series finale! CSI: Miami on CBS Nurse Jackie on Showtime Saving Grace on TNT The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo 10:30/9:30c The United States of Tara on Showtime Don't forget to check out the SideReel editorial team's individual columns and Twitter accounts over at our new Reel Critics page to see what we have to say about tonight's TV! What will you be watching?
Watch a sneak peek of the new episode of LAW & ORDER "Love Eternal" Season 20 Episode 22 which airs Monday May 17 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Summary: When a television crew from a style show goes in search of a fashion victim, Marielle Di Napoli (guest star Anna Gunn), they find a murder victim instead. As Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) investigate this unusual crime, they begin to suspect the victimâs wife, who has a violent and peculiar past. The case is further complicated when detectives discover the truth behind the victimâs financial situation. Also Starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren), Linus Roache (Executive A.D.A. Michael Cutter), Alana De La Garza (A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa) Sam Waterston (Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy). Source & Preview
Watch a sneak peek of the new episode of LAW & ORDER "Immortal" Season 20 Episode 21 which airs Monday May 17 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Summary: When Jerome Turner (guest star Terence Archie) dies of stab wounds upon arrival at a hospital, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) are called in to investigate. They soon discover that, unknown to everyone, Turner was leading a double life. Family tensions escalate as the detectives begin to unravel secrets of an exploited family. Also Starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren), Linus Roache (Executive A.D.A. Michael Cutter), Alana De La Garza (A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa) Sam Waterston (Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy) Source & Preview
this is a direct quote from cnn NBC has officially confirmed reports that the original "Law & Order" series is canceled. Its last episode will be on Monday, May 24. But, as we reported earlier, that doesn't mean the spinoffs are also disappearing: NBC has officially picked up "LOLA," a Los Angeles based version of "Law & Order," and "Law & Order: SVU" is moving forward. Said NBC president Angela Bromstad in the release, " âLaw & Orderâ has been one of the most successful franchises in the history of television, which is why it is so critical that we continue this important brand and our relationship with Dick Wolf and his team with âLOLAâ and âLaw & Order: SVU.â " The network didn't provide a reason for the cancellation.
NBC has canceled Law & Order , it announced Friday, putting the seminal Dick Wolf procedural one season shy of becoming the longest-running drama series in TV history. In addition, the network ordered a new spin-off, Law & Order: Los Angeles, and renewed Law & Order: Special Victims Unit . Law & Order will air its 20th-season and series finale Monday, May 24 at 10/9c. "The full measure of the collective contributions made by Dick Wolf and his Law & Order franchise over the last two decades to the success of NBC and Universal Media Studios cannot be overstated," Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment, said in a statement. "The legacy of his original Law & Order series will continue to make an impact like no other series before." To Read More Click here .
Can you guys keep up with all of these cancellations today?! From THR: Some wonder how low rated an NBC show needs to be to get canceled. This is it. NBC has put the medical drama "Mercy" out of its misery. The long-struggling Wednesday night freshman drama most recently pulled a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 in the 9 p.m. hour. The network also officially pulled the plug on its other freshman medical drama this season, "Trauma." NBC executives indicated the show was cancelled once already this season, then ordered a few additional episodes once it became clear "The Jay Leno Show" wasn't going to last. "Trauma" was averaging around a 1.7 rating in its final days. "Mercy" and "Trauma" joins "Law & Order" on the NBC axe-list, which after a protracted struggle officially got cut this morning.