Sunday, August 30, 2009

Law & Order SVU “Protecting Wednesdays” NBC Promo

NBC released a new promo for Law & Order SVU, highlighting the move to its new day (Wednesday) and time (9:00 PM) to “protect Wednesdays.” Since the original Law & Order did such a good job protecting Wednesdays for most of its run, hopefully SVU will be able to pick up where they left off.

The biggest competition SVU may have it its new time slot is Criminal Minds (CBS) which frequently scores in, or very close to, the top 10 shows (measured by Nielsen) when new episodes air. SVU has not done as well or been as consistent. However, since I am not a Criminal Minds fan and find that show too dark, depressing, and boring, I think SVU may give them a run for their money.

The video promo is below and I have two sources, one from the NBC SVU page (they don’t always keep them up for a long time) and one from YouTube (which tend to be available forever).

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Harry Shamansky said...

Does anyone know what the background music is?

GeorgeTSLC said...

If you mean the *theme* music: It's specially done for the series. According to "CptnYawp" on Yahoo! Answers:

"Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" uses "a re-mixed version of the theme music from 'Law & Order'." Music composer is Mike Post. In the Hollywood Reporter interview, Mr. Post stated "they're different pieces. They use the same basic music, but the licks are different, the setting is different and the orchestration is different."

And he cites some on-line sources.

If you really mean the background music: It's always or virtually always composed for each different episode, not necessarily by the same composer each time. They *might* use a pre-written piece, as is done for the otherwise silent sequences at the end of Cold Case episodes, or thruout some more youth-trendy series, but I can't recall ever noticing them doing that.

Which is in fact how it works for most series.