Friday, January 1, 2010
Law & Order Renewed For 21st Season
Put this in the category of “I’ll believe it when I see it”, but Business Week is reporting that Law & Order will be renewed for a 21st season. Angela Bromstad, president of prime-time entertainment, gave Business Week the information in a December 21 interview. This would make Law & Order the longest running TV drama in history, beating the record set by “Gunsmoke.” It’s important to note that “The Simpsons” had already been renewed through season 22, so Law & Order will just have to keep going to beat that record.
It’s a long way off until the fall season, and with sale of NBCU to Comcast, anything can happen between now and season 21 for Law & Order. So while I am thrilled to hear this news, I also hope that when it gets close to NBC actually firming up the fall 2010 line up, that Law & Order is still on it! (Let’s face it - Law & Order is one of the best shows that NBC has right now, and they would be crazy to drop it next season.)
You can read the full Business Week article on the state of NBC at this link.
Check out my blog home page for the latest Law & Order information, on All Things Law And Order, here.
Also, see my companion Law & Order site,These Are Their Stories.