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LAW & ORDER "Innocence" Season 20 Episode 16 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of the new episode of LAW & ORDER "Innocence" Season 20 Episode 16 which airs Monday March 15 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Summary: Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) detain a man who is tried and found guilty of killing a gay man as a hate crime. Shortly after, Emily Ryan (guest star Amy Madigan) steps in with The Innocence Collective, determined to prove his innocence and reverse the verdict. Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) soon discovers that Emily's overeager student assistant, Lisa Klein (guest star Anna Chlumsky), may have crossed the line to get a testimony in her client's favor. Before long, personal relationships are threatened as the integrity of the entire trial is called into question. Also starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren), Sam Waterston (District Attorney Jack McCoy), Alana De La Garza (Connie Rubirosa) and Linus Roache (Michael Cutter). Source & Preview

Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, March 15, 2010

* 24 (9/8c Fox) Jack Bauer may be running out of time to save the country, as it has been reported in some news outlets that Fox is planning to pull the plug on 24's ticking clock at the end of this season. For the moment, though, it's still Jack's watch, and he and Ortiz work together in the field to try to safeguard New York City from an attack with a "dirty bomb" made from the hijacked nuclear fuel rods. Meanwhile, Kevin Wade's parole officer, Bill Prady (Stephen Root), questions Dana about his disappearance. * Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (8:30/7:30c Fuse) The 25th annual Hall of Fame gala honors a roster of rockers in a sonic evening that usually hits the right notes, particularly with its traditional surprise jams, loose talk, fascinating group reunions and, every once in a while, even palpable tension among feuding music mates. Tonight's inductees are Swedish pop group ABBA, prog-rockers (turned pop rockers) Genesis, Jamaican reggae artist Jimmy Cliff, harmonizing British beat band the Hollies and pioneering pre-punk practitioners the Stooges (featuring iconoclastic rocker Iggy Pop). The ceremony is broadcast from the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. * Damages (10/9c FX ) Patty and Ellen - a team again. Ellen probably does think that only Patty can get to the bottom of l'affaire Tobin, but can that be her only reason for approaching her old boss last week? She has to know how easily Patty can see through flattery, so what's up? In any event, the two join forces tonight to look for the fragile Carol Tobin (Ana Reeder), who has gone missing. And another thing, does Ellen really think that Carol killed her dad? Meanwhile, old friend Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson) is back, and now he's a philanthropist. * Law & Order (10/9c NBC) If a protege is truly worthy of a mentor's respect, there may come a day when the student surpasses the teacher. In an episode that winks at the efforts of the real-life Innocence Project, Cutter's mentor Emily Ryan (Amy Madigan) tries to exonerate a man convicted of a hate crime, culminating in standout performance by Linus Roache. Grown-up My Girl Anna Chlumsky also guest stars. * Jessica Simpson's The Price of Beauty (10/9c VH1) Jessica Simpson's return to reality TV plays to one of her strengths: looking good. She and sidekicks Ken and CaCee travel to a different country each week to check out the local beauty regimens. In this first stop in Thailand, they visit a monastery for a lesson in achieving inner beauty through meditation, stop by a Thai massage parlor, try some healthy snacks (such as fried worms), and learn about skin bleaching creams and heavy brass neck rings. Source Here

LAW & ORDER "Brilliant Disguise" Season 20 Episode 15 - Photos

Watch a sneak peek of the new episode of LAW & ORDER "Brilliant Disguise" Season 20 Episode 15 which airs Monday March 8 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Summary: After a young woman, Justine (guest star Laura Campbell), is found brutally murdered in a hotel and her body stashed away on a food service cart, evidence leads Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) to a young medical school student. When a crafty lawyer, Ray Backlund (guest star Timothy Busfield), becomes involved, the detectives realize that it is going to take more than superficial evidence to put the murderer behind bars. This quickly becomes a case of mind over matter. Also starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren), Sam Waterston (District Attorney Jack McCoy), Alana De La Garza (Connie Rubirosa), and Linus Roache (Michael Cutter). Source & Photos

LAW & ORDER "Steel-Eyed Deaths/Boy On Fire" Season 20 Episode 12 & 13

Watch a sneak peek of two new episodes of LAW & ORDER "Steel-Eyed Deaths" and "Boy On Fire" (Season 20 Episode 12 & 13 respectively) which airs Monday March 1 (8-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Summary: A FAMILY IS FOUND BRUTALLY MURDERED IN THEIR HOME AND A RUNAWAY TEENAGER IS THE SUSPECT. When a family of four is found murdered in their home, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) discover that the deaths may be related to the deceased teenage daughter’s troubled friend, Bonnie. As Lupo and Bernard track down Bonnie, the detectives become aware of another suspect, Justin, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder making the case more complicated when both suspects' mental states come into question. Also starring: Sam Waterston (Jack McCoy), S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren), Alana De La Garza (Connie Rubirosa), and Linus Roache (Michael Cutter). Source & Featurette

Lindsey Vonn Lands a Bit Role on Law & Order

Dreams keep coming true for Lindsey Vonn: After winning two medals at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, the alpine skier has landed a role on her favorite TV show, Law & Order. Vonn, who's been described as obsessed with the NBC procedural, received the good news during an interview with Bob Costas on Saturday night. After looking back at her Olympics performance, which included several injuries, a gold medal in women's downhill and a bronze medal in super-G, Costas told Vonn she has been cast as a jury foreman in an upcoming episode. The pair even ran through Vonn's lines. The role is an upgrade from what Vonn said she'd settle for: She said she "totally would" have played a corpse just to be on the show. Law & Order returns with new episodes Monday at 10/9c. Source Here

Debra Winger on LAW & ORDER Season 20 (PHOTOS)

Check out the first photos of Debra Winger who will guest star on an upcoming episode of LAW & ORDER Season Season 20, Episode 13 "Boy On Fire" airing Friday March 1st 2010 on NBC. Episode Synopsis: When detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) come upon the burning body of Cesar (guest star Noel Rodriguez), a sixteen-year-old charter school student from a bad neighborhood, they begin to question his young mentee Moses (guest star Aaron Shaw), who was the last person to see him alive. After evidence leads the detectives to a shocking cell phone video of the crime being committed, they soon realize that the four people in the video may be in cahoots with an unexpected ally. The investigation leads the detectives to the high school principal, Mrs. Woodside (guest star Debra Winger), who has all of the right answers. With a shady educator, tampered alibis and jealous schoolboys all coming into play, the detectives discover that their case may be more than elementary. Also starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren), Sam Waterston (District Attorney Jack McCoy), Alana De La Garza (Connie Rubirosa), and Linus Roache (Michael Cutter). Source & More Photos

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

Law & Order's Sam Waterston (Jack McCoy) Gets A Star (PHOTOS)

Check out photos of Sam Waterston, our very own District Attorney Jack McCoy from LAW & ORDER getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday. Waterston had this to say about the event: "At my age, this honor sort of rates as a lifetime achievement award and couldn't have come at a better moment," said Waterston. "A) I'm alive; B) I'm working; and C) the show that got me here is up for renewal." Congrats, Mr Waterston. This is well deserved. Source & More Photos

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 - Featured

* Sanctuary (9/8c Syfy ) A cult sounds intuitively scary; a cult that can foretell disasters sounds scarier; and when a murder gets linked to a group called the Cult of Kali, it sounds even scarier. Magnus, Will and Kate set out for Mumbai, India, to investigate the slaying, but Will gets waylaid by a mysterious illness in the two-hour Season 2 finale. * Law & Order (8/7c NBC) If a nobody was exposed for having a string of workplace affairs, the range of scrutiny would be narrow unless somebody famous was in the mix. When it happens to a celebrity, like, say, David Letterman or Tiger Woods, it generates headlines, Web searches and jokes for late-night comedians. The dirty secrets of a talk-show host (Samantha Bee) are revealed during Lupo and Bernard's investigation of a murdered journalist. * 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (9/8c VH1) Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth hosts the 15th annual ceremony, presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Kevin Bacon, who won the gala's first Best Actor award in 1995 and is said to be linked to every other thespian by no less than six degrees of separation, receives the Joel Siegel Award. This prize recognizes a star for using celebrity as a platform to do good works for others. Nick Jonas and the Administration are the house band for the event. * What Not to Wear (9/8c TLC ) Fashion police Stacy London and Clinton Kelly head to Salem, Mass., to put a witch's bad style on trial. Her all-black wardrobe is overflowing with costumey capes, corsets and pointy hats that are more fitting for a Halloween party than a PTA meeting, so the fashionista hosts set out to give this Wiccan a look that's more appropriate for the 21st century. * Numb3rs (10/9c CBS) Are Don and Robin getting married? Don thinks they should, and he tells Robin that tonight. Charlie and Amita are definitely getting hitched, but they can't agree on a wedding date. As for the main case, 5000 high-caliber weapons that are capable of shooting through cars are stolen, and some of them are linked to a series of random murders throughout Los Angeles. Source Here

'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