Law & Order: LA (2010) - News Poster

(2010–2011)

News

Us TV networks ditch police shows for high-concept drama

Awake, Ringer, Terra Nova and The Secret Circle all conform to Us telly's new dictum: have one big dumb idea

Cops, lawyers and doctors. These are the foundations on which the majority of TV stories are built. Stories about selfless professionals who clean up our streets, populate our prisons with deserving felons, and stitch us up to face another day. Investigative procedurals are universally accepted and American shows are generally recognised as the gold standard. So it came as something of a surprise when the Us audience started to show signs of falling out of love with the genre. The forensic evidence is splattered all over the rotting corpse of the 2011 network TV season. Law & Order, the ripped-from-the-headlines behemoth that lorded it over the schedules for 20 years limped unceremoniously into cancellation a few months back. That is correct: we live in a world where Bradley Walsh still has a job and Sam Waterston does not.
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Ratings: 'Law & Order: LA,' 'Chuck' Up; 'DWTS' Still Dominant

Ratings: 'Law & Order: LA,' 'Chuck' Up; 'DWTS' Still Dominant
NBC's "Chuck" and the recently relaunched "Law & Order: Los Angeles" continued to experience a ratings climb on Monday, while the performance episode of "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC had a slight dip but still snagged the evening's top spot, according to preliminary numbers. Also read: "Kirstie Alley Takes a Spill on 'Dancing With the Stars'" NBC's evening of welcome news began at 8, with "Chuck" receiving an 8 percent uptick in the adults 18-49 demographic over the last original airing on April 18, with a 1.4 rating/4 share and 4.1
See full article at The Wrap »

Arizona congresswoman shooting gets 'Law & Order: LA' storyline -- Exclusive

Arizona congresswoman shooting gets 'Law & Order: LA' storyline -- Exclusive
An Arizona gunman’s rampage that resulted in a U.S. congresswoman being shot has inspired a storyline in an upcoming episode of NBC’s Law & Order: LA.

The primetime drama started filming today an episode where a female state senator is gunned down in a public setting. The storyline echoes an incident last January when a gunman shot U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in head and killed a federal judge, among five other victims, at a public meet-and-greet outside a suburban Tucson grocery store.

Stories taken from real-life headlines have been a part of L&O’s brand for
See full article at EW.com - Inside TV »

Dick Wolf on Law & Order: LA's 'Bold' Revamp: 'The Proof Is In the Pudding' – Will You Watch?

Dick Wolf on Law & Order: LA's 'Bold' Revamp: 'The Proof Is In the Pudding' – Will You Watch?
When NBC’s Law & Order: LA resumes its freshman run Monday at 9/8c, the look and feel will be so different, “I’d almost call it Law & Order: LA 2.0,” says franchise boss Dick Wolf. In fact, Wolf deems the double episodes airing next week “better than anything we did in the first 13…. Frankly, the proof is in the pudding.”

What all has changed? More like: What hasn’t? In the first new hour, Skeet Ulrich’s Detective Rex Winters is written out of the series, paving the way for Alfred Molina’s Ricardo Morales to transition to homicide detective, a
See full article at TVLine.com »

NBC Relaunches 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'

NBC Relaunches 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'
After a shaky period that befits its earthquake-prone setting, "Law & Order: Los Angeles" is back on solid ground. NBC announced on Monday that it's relaunching the series, which debuted last September, with a two-hour episode on April 11, from 9-11 p.m. The series will resume its regular time slot on Mondays from 10-11 p.m. on April 18. The relaunch comes following a cast shakeup in January that saw the departure of Skeet Ulrich, Regina Hall and Megan Boone, and a decision by NBC to put the series on hiatus, also in January. The
See full article at The Wrap »

NBC to re-launch 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'

NBC to re-launch 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'
It’s coming back: NBC will re-launch Law & Order: Los Angeles next month.

The beleaguered procedural has had one creative change after another for its freshman season, but NBC has decided to give the show another push next month with a tw0-hour premiere and a change of time periods.

“We are pleased to welcome Law & Order: Los Angeles back to NBC’s regular lineup,” said Bob Greenblatt, NBC entertainment chairman. “Dick Wolf and his team have made some exciting creative changes and we can’t wait to re-introduce the show to audiences.”

Lola last aired an original episode back in December.
See full article at EW.com - Inside TV »

NBC's 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' To Return on April 11

NBC's 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' To Return on April 11
Retooled freshman drama Law & Order: Los Angeles will return to the schedule with a two-hour episode on Monday, April 11 and will move to its regular Monday 10 Pm time period the following week. “We are pleased to welcome Law & Order: Los Angeles back to NBC’s regular lineup,” NBC's chairman Bob Greenblatt said. “Dick Wolf and his team have made some exciting creative changes and we can’t wait to re-introduce the show to audiences.” Lola will see Alfred Molina in his new role as Detectives Ricardo Morales, partnered with Tomas “Tj” Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) as they pursue cases through the diverse City of Angels. As part of the creative overhaul of the show, which included the departure of 3 regulars, including Skeet Ulrich, Alana de la Garza, veteran of the mothership Law & Order series, is joining the series, reprising her role as Deputy District Attorney Connie Rubirosa. Staying put is Terrence Howard
See full article at Deadline TV »

Exclusive: Law & Order: La to Relaunch in April

Exclusive: Law & Order: La to Relaunch in April
Get ready for Law & Order: Los Angeles 2.0.

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that a retooled version of Dick Wolf’s latest franchise extension will return to NBC’s schedule with a two-hour episode on Monday, April 11 at 9/8c before settling into its regular Monday 10/9c time slot the following week. (Current occupant Harry’s Law completes its freshman run on April 4.)

Lola — which premiered to disappointing ratings and reviews — has undergone a slew of cast changes since getting pulled off the air earlier this year. (I’m told new NBC president Robert Greenblatt was very hands-on during the revamp.) When the dust settled,
See full article at TVLine.com »

Law & Order Beauty Makes Move To Los Angeles Spin-off

  • TVLine.com
Law & Order Beauty Makes Move To Los Angeles Spin-off
Pack your sunblock, Connie Rubirosa, because you’re heading to Los Angeles.

Law & Order alumna Alana De La Garza has joined the cast of NBC’s Law & Order: LA, which is currently undergoing a revamp.

De La Garza will play her same L&O Ada, who in L.A. will work with Terrence Howard’s Dda Jonah Dekker.

“I hope fans of the ‘mothership’ will be happy to see the return of Alana’s character, Connie Rubirosa, one of the longest-running assistant prosecutors on Law & Order,” L&Overlord Dick Wolf says in a statement. “Alana has a huge following and
See full article at TVLine.com »

NBC Mid-Season Re-Shuffle: 'Parenthood' in on Tuesdays, 'Lola' Out

NBC Mid-Season Re-Shuffle: 'Parenthood' in on Tuesdays, 'Lola' Out
NBC announced that it will ditch plans to ditch "Parenthood" from Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. in favor of "Law & Order: Los Angeles." The network had planned to put "Law & Order: L.A." in the Tuesday 10 p.m. slot starting Feb. 8 and put "Parenthood" on hiatus. But with that rookie series undergoing significant creative changes and "Parenthood" pulling in strong ratings the last several weeks, NBC will keep the latter show in the time slot for the remainder of the season. A return date for "Law & Order: L.A." was not
See full article at The Wrap »

'Law & Order: Los Angeles' hold keeps 'Parenthood' on Tuesday

  • Hitfix
'Law & Order: Los Angeles' hold keeps 'Parenthood' on Tuesday
The much-publicized creative reshuffling on "Law & Order: Los Angeles" has contributed to some tweaks to the NBC's spring schedule.   With Dick Wolf tinkering with "Law & Order: Los Angeles" after jettisoning much of the original cast, "Lola" will no longer be returning to air on February 8. The show's 2011 relaunch has now been set for "a day to be determined."   With "Lola" not moving to Tuesdays, "Parenthood" will remaining in its 10 p.m. home, which it had been scheduled to vacate as of the end of January.   Are you following the ripples so far? So if...
See full article at Hitfix »

Breaking: Parenthood Staying Put on Tuesday Night, Law & Order: La's Return Delayed

Breaking: Parenthood Staying Put on Tuesday Night, Law & Order: La's Return Delayed
Law & Order: Los Angeles‘ high-profile growing pains are wreaking a little havoc on NBC’s midseason schedule.

Plans for Lola to replace Parenthood at 10 pm on Tuesdays have been scrapped amid news that Dick Wolf’s latest franchise extension is going on an indefinite hiatus. (Despite the recent cast changes, the show remains in production.) As a result, Parenthood — which was scheduled to relocate to Mondays at 10 pm in March — is staying put.

In other Peacock scheduling shifts, new reality series America’s Next Great Restaurant will debut on Sunday, March 6 instead of Wednesday, March 16. And the second season of
See full article at TVLine.com »

'Parenthood' stays put; NBC postpones return of 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'

'Parenthood' stays put; NBC postpones return of 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'
NBC put the kibosh on a plan to move Parenthood to Mondays and will keep it on Tuesdays at 10 to give Law & Order: Los Angeles more time to reboot itself now that three of the original stars are leaving the freshman drama. New episodes of Parenthood will now air on Tuesdays for the remainder of the season while Lola will return on a day to be determined.

The Peacock also announced other changes to the schedule. The new competition series America’s Next Great Restaurant will debut on Sunday, March 6 instead of the previously announced date of Wednesday, March 16. The
See full article at EW.com - Inside TV »

TVLine Items: Law & Order: La Shake-Up, and Other TV News to Know

TVLine Items: Law & Order: La Shake-Up, and Other TV News to Know
Brace yourselves, Law & Order: Los Angeles fans. The following behind-the-scenes shake-up scoop will shock you…

After a slow start this fall, creator Dick Wolf has decided to revamp the NBC spinoff, starting with some huge departures. TV Squad has confirmed rumors that series star Skeet Ulrich will be leaving his role as lead detective in March, and per Deadline, female castmembers Regina Hall and Megan Boone are on their way out as well.

To fill the void, Alfred Molina’s Da character is set to return to his crimefighting roots, while Terrence Howard will now appear in every episode on
See full article at TVLine.com »

Skeet Ulrich leaving 'Law and Order: LA'

Skeet Ulrich leaving 'Law and Order: LA'
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate but equally important groups: The people on the first season of a Law & Order franchise, and the people who come in afterward. Sources close to Law & Order: Los Angeles confirm that Regina Hall, Megan Boone, and Skeet Ulrich are all leaving the series, which is currently in the middle of its first season. Hall and Boone both play lawyers on the show, and Ulrich plays one of the detectives. (The news was first reported by Deadline.)

Update: Here’s who’s going to replace Ulrich.

Read more:

‘Law
See full article at EW.com - Inside TV »

NBC Shakes Up Midseason Schedule, Puts 6 Comedies On Thursday & Renews '30 Rock'

NBC Shakes Up Midseason Schedule, Puts 6 Comedies On Thursday & Renews '30 Rock'
With its entertainment lineup largely underperforming this fall, NBC is making wholesale changes for midseason with moves on every night, including a rarely-seen on broadcast TV 10-11 Pm comedy block for an all-comedy Thursday. Additionally, the network  has given one of those Thursday comedies, 30 Rock, an early renewal for next season, the Emmy winning series' sixth. It also represents a vote of confidence for the series, which is entering uncharted territory with a Thursday 10 Pm slot midseason assignment. In addition to a 3-hour comedy block on Thursdays, which will include Community at 8 Pm, followed by new series Perfect Couples, The Office, Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock and Outsourced, NBC's other major scheduling moves for midseason include shifting Parenthood to Mondays, Law & Order: Los Angeles to Tuesdays, Chase to Wednesdays and Law & Order: Svu to 10 Pm on Wednesday. "The goal for our mid-season schedule was to keep us in original programming throughout the
See full article at Deadline TV »

Breaking: NBC gives full-season pickups to 'Event,' 'Outsourced,' and 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'

Breaking: NBC gives full-season pickups to 'Event,' 'Outsourced,' and 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'
It’s a big day for pickups over the Peacock!

NBC has given a full-season green light to freshman trio The Event, Outsourced, and Law & Order: Los Angeles.

As I reported earlier today, NBC is also on the verge of picking up Chuck’s back-nine, although a network rep declined to confirm that.

“We are pleased with the quality of The Event, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Outsourced, and feel they are an important part of helping to re-build our schedule and our studio pipeline,” said NBC prez Angela Bromstad. “We believe in these new series and the creative auspices behind them.
See full article at EW.com - Inside TV »

Has The Fight Gone For “Law & Order: La” Lawyers?

What is happening with the Law & Order: Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys?

Last night’s episode, “Harbor City,” saw another unengaging performance in the courtroom from Dda Peter Morales (Alfred Molina), who may have pulled out a win in the final ten minutes, but was clearly not as interesting as either his defendant or opposing counsel. Morales is sharing screen time with Dda Jonah Dekker (Terrence Howard), and while Dekker at least has a more aggressive personality, neither of the two really click. Not in a role that, on the show it replaced – the original Law & Order – became the one to watch thanks to a succession of great actors in the part. Whichever man filled the Eada role on the original, you knew you were going to get a solid performance.

No one is going to argue that veterans Molina and Howard are bad actors (I’m sure everyone is
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Law & Order: UK 1.01 “Care” Review

Although it starts its airing tonight on BBC America, Law & Order: UK isn’t really new to American audiences. It’s been released on DVD as a Target exclusive since March (a wide release is planned for the end of this month), and all of its scripts are adapted from episodes of the original Us version. However, for those yearning for a fix of real Law & Order (especially after the unsatisfactory taste of Law & Order: Los Angeles), the UK version will do quite nicely.

The series opens with “Care,” which is adapted from the 1992 Us episode “Cradle to Grave” by Torchwood and Life on Mars writer Chris Chibnall. DS Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) and his junior partner, DS Matt Devlin (the always great to see Jamie Bamber, familiar to Us audiences from Battlestar Galactica), are called when a dead nine-month-old is left at a local hospital. They discover that his
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Fall 2010 ratings: 'Law & Order: LA' has strong debut

Fall 2010 ratings: 'Law & Order: LA' has strong debut
The latest installment from the Law & Order franchise brought some much-needed good news to the Peacock network on Wednesday. Law & Order: Los Angeles won its 10 p.m. timeslot among adults 18-49 (3.1 rating/9 share) and in viewers (10.5 million) and boosted NBC’s performance in the timeslot by 63% versus last year. L&O: La is now the second most successful new show among adults 18-49 this season, behind CBS’ Hawaii Five-0. Each 18-49 rating point represents 1.31 million viewers.

CBS still won the night in viewers (12.3 million) and adults 18-49 (3.2/9), thanks to another strong performance by Survivor (12.1 million). It will be interesting to
See full article at EW.com - Inside Movies »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

External Sites