Monday, May 16, 2011

Westward? No.

Amy Chozick at The Wall Street Journal has a little bit more info on the whys-and-wherefores of NBC's decision last week to axe Law & Order: LA after one low-rated, creatively-mixed season. Ultimately it comes from a combination of NBC's new prexy Bob Greenblatt wanting to put his own imprimatur on the ailing net separate from power producers like Dick Wolf, and an audience reception that simply didn't justify the continued expense that a Law & Order series obviously commands. And as far as the brand's future following the cancellation of LA and the soon-to-go Criminal Intent (notwithstanding the continuing Special Victims Unit, which seems to be undergoing some casting shuffles of its own), said Greenblatt tersely: "At this time there are no conversations about another Law & Order."

Well, that's that, I guess.

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