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Duh Duh: Law & Order: Cancelled

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by LarryFlowers, May 13, 2010.

  1. Earl Bonovich

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    I agree the one season there was a lot of politics, but this year's season... not so much....

    Only in cases, where in real life, politics played into it.

    CI, I lost track of it when it when to USA... tried to get staretd up again, but couldn't... just waiting now to get it all on DVD when it is done.

    Speaking of DVD's... if L&O is done...
    How long until the 20 Season DVD set is available.
    I have held of purchasing it until I could get 1 single boxed set.
     
  2. gspaul

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    Read the rest here: http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/05/14/nbc-cancels-law-order-2/
     
  3. Earl Bonovich

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    Law and Order... LA?
    What there isn't enough to do in NY, and continue the original?

    Is this LA version going to be the same 30/30 breakdown as in L&O:NY ?
    Or is it going to be more like the 45/15 breakdown that SVU, or 50/10 breakdown of CI

    30 / 30 = 30 Minutes Order / 30 Minutes Law
    45 / 15 = 45 Minutes Cop Stuff/ 15 Minute Court/Law
     
  4. Steve

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    Ya. Big blow to NYC. From NYTimes.com:

    "[...] Fred Berner, an executive producer of the show based in New York, said Thursday that the cancellation is a “kick in the gut to New York.”

    By one estimate, more than 8,000 people in the city are employed, directly and indirectly, by the series and its two spinoffs. The franchise has been especially important to the many Broadway and Off Broadway actors who make appearances on the shows."


    Full article.
     
  5. RobertE

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    While not a regular viewer, I do have it and the sister shows set to record as filler. Just for those days where there is nothing on.

    I would like to see TNT/USA/T101 to pick it up. Southland seems to have found a nice home at TNT. Don't see any reason why L&O couldn't thrive as well. One perk of going to "cable" is that they could potentially do stories that NBC wouldn't and/or they could get considerably darker with some stories as well.
     
  6. phrelin

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    Brian Steinberg of Advertising Age offers financial numbers as to why the show couldn't be carried any longer in a TV Week piece.
     
  7. Earl Bonovich

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    Well if NBC would have given Law and Order a proper time slot.
    They putting in that lame Jay Leno and taking up the 10pm (ET) slot for teh first half of the season really messed things up.

    L&O is NOT a 9pm program, surprised that SVU did as well as it did.

    But the Friday night slot, then moving it around all over the place during the season.... just set it up for poor $$

    Honestly... if $$ is the factor, what kind of money do they think they are going to pull for the LA version of the show... unknown characters, totally different city... probably a different format to the show.

    I thought L&O:Trial by Jury was a very good show, completely different then the others and was the opposite of Criminal Intent (where you see almost no legal side of it)...

    I think the show will end up somewhere.
     
  8. Steve

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    I liked Trial by Jury as well.

    Not to derail this thread, but I also thought Raising The Bar on TNT and Canterbury's Law on FOX were also very good. I was really ticked when they got canceled. Especially Canterbury, because its time-slot really got jerked around by FOX. I liked Julianna Margulies more in that role than in Good Wife, which I find just "OK". Wife loves it, tho.
     
  9. RobertE

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    Hoping for The 101. :)
     
  10. Steve

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    Another nice article in The Times:

    One ‘Law & Order’ Gets a Death Sentence, as Another Joins the Force

    "The Dodgers. “The Tonight Show.” Now “Law & Order.”

    NBC confirmed on Friday that another cherished New York brand was moving to Los Angeles. The network canceled the original “Law & Order” series after keeping it on the air for 20 years. In its place, NBC is ordering a new drama, “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” moving the franchise to a place where there are presumably more murders to investigate." [more]


    And a related story:

    Dropping of ‘Law & Order’ Leaves Hole in Economy

    "Katherine Oliver, the commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting, said that every year the show provided jobs to about 4,000 people, including one-day acting roles. Its spending totaled about $79 million annually, she said, including things like coffee and bagels, boom microphones and duct tape. During its 20-year run, that impact amounted to as much as $1 billion or more, she said." [more]
     
  11. Jimmy 440

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    Monmouth...
    A newspaper article I read said TNT wasn't interested anymore in the show.
     
  12. Dolly

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    I think the show should have been cancelled a long time ago IMH. But why in the world replace it with Law & Order-Los Angeles :eek2:
     
  13. AntAltMike

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    College...
    Law and Order 90210

    Law and Order: The Lawschool Years (Saved by the Bell)

    Fonzi's Law and Order (Happy Days was almost changed to Fonzi's Happy Days)

    Law and Order: The Next Generation, Enterprise, Voyager (Deep Space Law and Order?)

    I got tired of Michael Moriarty and his wininess early on. His character never grew ("Adam, someone has to stand up for the integrity of this office!").

    I never got tired of Adam Shiff's practical cynicism: "Take the deal", "Great. The jury will want to dig him up so they can kill him themselves."

    My all-time favorite guest star was Bill Kunstler.
     

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