Tuesday, October 02, 2007

'Adopted by a rich family'

From the LATIMES
By Matea Gold

NEW YORK -- When the cast and crew of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" found out last spring that their show was being moved from NBC over to its sister cable network USA, the initial reaction was relief that the drama hadn't been canceled -- followed quickly by wariness about the change.

But these days, the team behind the third installment in the "Law & Order" franchise talk about their new home with an optimism long missing from the set of the crime procedural, now entering its seventh season.

" 'Reinvigorated' is a good word," said Warren Leight, the executive producer and show-runner. "Last year was awkward because NBC was going through a lot of changes, and we were not a priority, it's fair to say."

The move to USA, he said, is "like getting adopted by a really rich family."

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Blogger DonnaJo said...

Is it me, or does that photo look odd? Doesn't really look like its Vincent & Kate, more like stand ins.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Tess said...

Oh. Mr Graboff....Your nose is growing.

9:29 PM  
Blogger swimfish1 said...

Never mind the picture, but I love the article. I am very excited about our show has been moved. Again (like you have heard), why are NBC still falling head over hills for SVU? LOCI is the best.
I think that USA will help make it fabulous. Now...to start telling all of my friends and relatives to cancel their evening plans this thursday?!
Lets think about this for a second...

Predators game Thursday night or LOCI...I mean that is an easy choice.

Yippee for the show!

9:39 PM  
Blogger mauigirl said...

Thanks for the great article. But it is a very weird pic. Although, better we have tons of publicity with a few bad pix than the almost non-existent publicity we had with NBC.
And, what's with that tie?

11:36 PM  
Blogger janethyland said...

Its a pity you have to register to get the rest of this story! was it good?

12:28 AM  
Blogger Regina Caschetto said...

Goren undercover in a mental hospital-
Now that's something I didn't expect at all-
Is it Thursday yet-

6:20 AM  
Blogger thereel said...

We weren't required to register but here's the full article for anyone who was unable to access it.

7:09 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Interesting that Vincent commented on how interesting his work is now. Character driven shows can be excellent, if they are done well, but if it moves toward "high drama" it can be a disaster. I still like the traditional L&O format--watch the show and it's over, nothing to think about the rest of the week. But we'll see how Warren handles this--I'm open to watching a character driven LOCI if it is well-scripted.

9:35 AM  
Blogger janethyland said...

Thankyou for the link.
Its lovely to hear them all so fully supportive of each other and clearly enjoying their work.
Change is an essential thing,especially given all the industry changes around them.I look forward to that.

12:44 PM  
Blogger val said...

Thanks for the link, I couldn't register as it needed a US zipcode. Everyone sounds really happy, and frankly, it we all move over with it as seems likely, it will smash Monk's ratings in no time.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

I couldn't register either (Val and I live on the same island in the Atlantic so we don't have a US Zip codes), so thank you so much for the link!
'Benign neglect' last year by NBC? I'd call it 'Criminal (Intent) Neglect'

2:20 PM  

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