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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

TV Tonight: What's On Friday 1/8

Shockingly this week, there's actually more great TV on Friday than the usual booming Thursday! Check out what has new episodes tonight: 8/7c Ghost Whisperer on CBS Law & Order on NBC Batman: The Brave and the Bold on Cartoon Network 9/8c Dollhouse on Fox Medium on CBS Shark Tank on ABC 10/9c Numb3rs on CBS Sanctuary on Syfy 11/10c John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show 11:30/10:30c The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on NBC

NBC Plans to Order More Law & Order, Beef Up Pilot Development

Law & Order is one step closer to breaking Gunsmoke's long-standing record. NBC Entertainment chief Angela Bromstad recently told BusinessWeek that the network plans to order a 21st season of the legal drama, making it the longest-running prime-time drama in TV history. "I'm a Law & Order junkie," Bromstad said. "I wouldn't want to be responsible for not having Law & Order break the record." While Bromstad plans to honor the old, she's also keenly focused on the new. Bromstad said NBC will produce 18 pilots this spring, the most since 2003 and a marked increase over last year's 11. "We have so many holes that we have to essentially rebuild the schedule," Bromstad said, noting that the increase in production is a reaction to the network's poor prime-time performance. "In success we became used to making fewer and fewer pilots," Bromstad said. "We have to take more swings, take more shots creatively, and have more back-up." The network will develop 10 dramas and eight half-hour comedies, according to the magazine. Among those projects is Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, starring Doctor Who's David Tennant and Jeffrey Tambor, a Rockford Files remake, and Undercovers, a spy thriller from Lost and Fringe creator J.J. Abrams. Despite the extra development, Bromstad says production costs won't rise. It is unclear, however, how this aggressive development will play into NBC's scheduling, which devotes five prime-time hours to The Jay Leno Show. No announcement has been made about the talk show's future beyond this season, but Bromstad suggests moving Leno to 10/9c has helped. "Not having the additional five hours has certainly relieved some of the pressure," Bromstad said of building a new schedule. What do you think of NBC's development plans for the 2010-2011 season? Are you glad to hear about Law & Order? Source Here

LAW & ORDER "Fed" Season 20 Episode 11

Take a behind the scene sneak peek at the new episode of LAW & ORDER "Fed" Season 20 Episode 11 which airs Friday December 11 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. This episode features Benjamin Bratt who is reprising his role as Rey Curtis. Episode Summary: Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) discover the disfigured remains of a man with the word "FED" written across his bare chest. Missing a crucial piece of evidence, the detectives decide to retrace the steps of the victim to hone in on the challenging investigation. After the victim's perplexing past emerges and the list of suspects multiplies, the detectives find themselves dealing with more than just dirty politics. Source & Preview

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Dec. 11, 2009

* Sanctuary (10/9c Syfy ) There are many ways to prove that you're valuable to a group effort, like volunteering to take on additional responsibility and sharing helpful insights, but nothing says "team player" quite like taking a bullet for the cause. Kate (Agam Darshi) gets her "shot" to impress the rest when an underground mob catches wind of an Abnormal shipment. Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1) guest stars. * The View (11/10c ABC) The ladies of The View salute a show that has been on ABC even longer than Barbara Walters has: All My Children. The veteran soap (it'll celebrate the big 4-0 on Jan. 5) is moving its production facilities from New York to L.A., with episodes from its new studios slated to begin airing in February. Today's guests include series creator Agnes Nixon and a number of regulars, including Susan Lucci, an AMC fixture from Day 1. * Yes, Virginia (8/7c CBS) Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon's famous letter to the editor of New York's Sun newspaper in 1897 asking if Santa is real is the basis of this delightful 2009 animated tale. Beatrice Miller provides the voice of Virginia, who searches for signs of Santa in her neighborhood but continually comes up empty. When she realizes the local paper's motto is "If you see it in the Sun, it's so," she dashes off a letter to its initially reluctant editor (voice of Alfred Molina) knowing the newspaper prints only facts. The convincing holiday script is aided by top voice talents, including Neil Patrick Harris and Jennifer Love Hewitt as Virginia's befuddled parents. * HALO Awards (8/7c Teen Nick) This brand-new awards show features Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Hayden Panettiere and LeBron James - but they aren't award recipients. Instead, they are honoring four teenagers who have become leaders in helping their communities. In addition to getting to meet a celebrity who shares their passion about the same cause, the teens receive funds for their causes and scholarship money. The man responsible for this event is Nick Cannon, who also serves as the host and executive producer. * Law & Order (8/7c NBC) Lupo and Bernard are on the case when a campaign volunteer's body is found with the word "Fed" scrawled on his chest in a story that bears an uncanny resemblance to the real-life case of the late Bill Sparkman, a census worker whose body was found with the same inscription. The episode also features Benjamin Bratt, who reprises his role as Rey Curtis. Source Here

LAW & ORDER "Shotgun" Season 20 Episode 10 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of LAW & ORDER "Shotgun" Season 20 Episode 10 which airs Friday November 20 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis: When an elderly man defends his shop from an armed robbery, Detectives Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) and Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) suspect that this incident could have been an inside job. After further investigation, the detectives discover that the mugging might have been a scare tactic for a shakedown. 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

LAW & ORDER "For The Defense" Season 20 Episode 9 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of LAW & ORDER "For The Defense" Season 20 Episode 9 which airs Friday November 13 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis: LAW & ORDER "For The Defense" Season 20 Episode 9 - After a key witness for a murder trial is found dead outside her hotel room, Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) become involved in a spiraling case that unravels into an intricate conspiracy, leaving additional witnesses lives in danger and Rubirosa in the crossfire. Black market dealings, affairs and drug cartels intertwine to expose the risk of taking the stand as a witness when corrupt officials control the court. Source & Preview