NBC Orders More 'Trauma' and Other Shows to Fill 'Leno' Slot

NBC has taken a measure to anticipate the lost of 10/9c hour filler when "The Jay Leno Show" finishes its primetime run on February 11. The peacock is ordering more episodes from its series such as "Trauma" and "Community" and even extending the number of "The Office" and "30 Rock" which have gotten the full 22-episode order. "Trauma", the new medical drama, receives four more episodes although the show is not doing well in the rating. NBC initially wanted to cancel the show after the first 13 episodes but decided later to bring it up to 16. With the new order, the show gets a total of 20 episodes. Meanwhile, critically-acclaimed but equally not stellar in rating, "Community" gets additional three. NBC also orders three for "Law & Order" and two for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Parks and Recreation". This means "Law & Order" will have 22 episodes in total while "SVU" and "Parks" get a full-blown 25 episodes in one season. Conan O'Brien is taking a stance in quitting NBC when it is to be pushed to 12:05 A.M. The host is demanding a compensation for the staff of "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" when they lose their job. The show reportedly will end its run this Friday, January 22. Source Here


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Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 - Featured

* Leverage (10/9c TNT ) After a four-month absence of new episodes, the catchy con-job series returns to continue its second season. Forget crimes of passion - tonight there are crimes of fashion. Nate Ford and his crack crew of surreptitious scammers and schemers slip into the high-fashion world in their bid to trounce a tyrannical sweatshop owner. Guest star Jeri Ryan reprises her role as slinky Tara Cole, a temporary member of Nate's team. The episode is preceded by a 10-hour marathon of Leverage shows. * The New Adventures of Old Christine (8/7c CBS) Everyone knows that Christine needs a therapist more than she needs a boyfriend, but what's a woman to do when she falls madly in love with her handsome therapist, as Christine does? Tonight crazy Christine tells her therapist, Max (Eric McCormack, in a great recurring role), that she's in love with him. What will be his response? He knows she's nuts, but she's also adorable - an irresistible combination. * Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (9/8c NBC) Sarah Paulson guest stars as a woman who fears for her safety after her wealthy parents are killed and she realizes that a mysterious man (Naveen Andrews) has been following her for some time. The man simply won't get lost, and that's because he's a Special Frauds detective looking into a possible embezzlement scheme she's running. But he's not the only one she needs to worry about - soon Benson and Stabler are also investigating her because she's become a suspect in her parents' murder. * Great Performances (9/8c PBS) Spike Lee documents a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange, about a young, middle-class black youth (Daniel Breaker) in the mid-1970s whose quest for "the real" leads him to leave his church-dominated home life in L.A. and head to Europe. * High School Reunion (10/9c TV Land) If life, as Kurt Vonnegut observed, is "nothing but high school," then not much will have changed for the members of Las Vegas' Chaparral High School's class of 1989, who gather in Hawaii for the third season of the TV Land reality show. Oh sure, there will be "late bloomers" and "former nerds," but in the premiere, the rivalry between the "Cheerleaders" and the "Summer Girls" is still as bitter as ever, and the "Football Star" takes a stroll down memory lane with his high-school sweetheart. Source Here

Sarah Paulson & Naveen Andrews on LAW & ORDER SVU Season 11 (PHOTOS)

Check out the first photos of Sarah Paulson & Naveen Andrews on LAW & ORDER SVU Season 11 episode 12 airing Wednesday January 13 2009 on NBC. The title of the episode is "Shadow" and you can read the synopsis of the episode below (Warning: there are some minor SPOILERS) Episode Synopsis: When a rich and powerful couple with political connections is found murdered in their bedroom, Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) decide to speak to the deceased couple's daughter, Anne (guest starSarah Paulson ), for more information. After hearing Anne's account of a nefarious man who has been following her, the detectives soon discover that Anne's supposed stalker is none other than Detective Ash Ramsey (guest starNaveen Andrews ) of the Special Frauds division. Convinced that Anne killed her parents for their money, Ramsey becomes suspicious of Anne's business manager and is led to believe that he helped her steal money from the foundation she runs. When blackmail and embezzlement come into play, the detectives find that their lives may be at risk over a girl with some serious parent issues. Also starring: Dann Florek (Captain Donald Hagen), Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Stephanie March (ADA Alexandra Cabot), B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang) and Tamara Tunie (M.E. Warner). Source & More Photos

'Law and Order: Los Angeles' Could Bow in Fall

"Law & Order" is not stopping at having two spin-offs. The original criminal drama has just been picked up for four additional episodes that would bring the 20th season to a total of 20 episodes and along with the announcement, NBC's Primetime Entertainment President Angela Bromstad revealed there would be a Los Angeles edition. During Winter TCA Press Tour, Bromstad emphasized "Law & Order: Los Angeles" is still in very early stages. "We're talking about writers," she said about the franchise. "We officially call that LOLA," Jeff Gaspin, NBC Television Entertainment Chairman chimed in. Having "LOLA" is a thought that was born when knowing that the 21st season of "Law & Order" is not yet confirmed. "...if, for instance, 'Law & Order' the mothership didn't go beyond a couple more years then that [way] of telling stories is so unique that I actually think it could work in Los Angeles with a new look and a new set of cast [members]," Bromstad said. "And also there's not really, other than 'Southland,' a great LA-based cop show." NBC has approached creator Dick Wolf to consider doing the L.A. version and the talk of developing it occurred. Should everything go smoothly, then it could premiere as early as Fall. Source Here

'SVU' exclusive: 'Oz' lovers Meloni and Tergesen reunite!

It's a reunion seven years in the making. Lee Tergesen is reteaming with ex-Oz lover Chris Meloni in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU, sources confirm to me exclusively. Tergesen is playing a deranged religious zealot suspected of murder. An SVU insider says you can expect 'lots of sweaty interrogation scenes between Meloni and Tergesen.' Just like old times! This will mark the first time Meloni and Tergesen have worked together since Oz went off the air in 2003.

Wednesday Ratings Report: No Boost for Ugly Betty - Featured

Tough news for Ugly Betty fans: despite a move to a more attractive night, the show's ratings didn't improve. Here's a rundown of last night's numbers... 8 p.m. The Middle : 7.9 million Mercy : 7.3 million Glee rerun: 3.4 million One Tree Hill rerun: 894,000 9 p.m. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit : 10.8 million People's Choice Awards: 10.4 million Modern Family : 10.2 million/Cougar Town (pictured): 7.9 million Glee rerun: 3.4 million Gossip Girl rerun: 487,000 10 p.m. People's Choice Awards: 11.1 million The Jay Leno Show : 5.2 million Ugly Betty : 5.1 million Source Here

SVU's Basic Casting Instinct: Sharon Stone!

In multiple episodes this spring, the 51-year-old Stone will play an assistant district attorney - one of many to walk the courthouse halls this season, including Christine Lahti and series vet Stephanie March. Though the Oscar-nominated actress is known mostly for her film work (Casino, Basic Instinct), she has made a few high-profile TV appearances over the years. She won a guest-actress Emmy in 2004 for playing eccentric lawyer Sheila Carlisle on ABC's The Practice, played Ellen DeGeneres' lover in HBO's 2000 miniseries If These Walls Could Talk 2, and memorably skulked around a trailer park on a 1995 episode of Roseanne. Stone will begin shooting her episodes this month. Source here

LAW & ORDER SVU "Quickie" Season 11 Episode 11 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of LAW & ORDER SVU "Quickie" Season 11 Episode 11 airing Wednesday January 6 2009 on NBC. Episode Synopsis: When seventeen year-old Andrea McWilliams is found strangled and beaten to death in an alley, her ex-boyfriend leads the cops to a website that McWilliams used to meet up with random men . Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) decides to create a user account for the site and finds womanizer Peter Butler (guest star Brian Geraghty), the man who met up with McWilliams. The case is closed when a different suspect is proven guilty of her murder, and a new one opens when McWilliams rape kit tests positive for HIV. Not only is HIV spreading as a result of countless attacks, but now the detectives must also catch a rapist on the loose. Also starring: Chris Meloni (Detective Elliot Stabler), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Hagen), Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Stephanie March (ADA Alexandra Cabot), B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang), Tamara Tunie (M.E. Warner) and guest star Jack Larson (Dewey Butler). Source & Preview

Mischa Barton Coming to 'Law and Order: SVU' as Hooker

Mischa Barton who is no longer attached to "The Beautiful Life: TBL" since the series was canceled early into the first season, is coming to "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" for a guest starring stint. TV Guide magazine said she will play a hooker named Gladys. Executive Producer Neal Baer is a personal fan of the actress, hinting on his Twitter the three words that are related to the next guest star, "Bongo", "Singer" and "Austin". In the clarification of the casting news, Baer told us that it is Barton who has played roles with those last names. "She's gone on to do amazing work both on TV and on the stage," Baer said, adding that the cameo will "surprise" viewers. On how she would incorporate to the story, TV Guide said, "Mischa's character is hiding a secret that will prove complicating for Mariska Hargitay's Benson." The episode is to air on March 3 after the Winter Olympics. In the meantime, it was reported that "TBL" is revived through YouTube. The show, however, will only air those already in production but did not get the chance to go on air. Producer Ashton Kutcher said should the show garner good rating on the video sharing website, then there could be more episodes going into production. Source Here