Law And Order Saves Us From Reality
By Kona Gallagher, 12.4.07
As you are all painfully aware, we are starting to run out of original programming. Heroes aired its season finale last night after only nine episodes, Grey’s Anatomy only has two left, and shows like The Office have already been gone for weeks. Luckily, in addition to the glut of game shows and reality programming that the networks are going to be rolling out in the coming months, there will still be some new scripted offerings.
excerpted ....... Now, NBC is trying to capitalize on the lack of scripted competition by giving L&O its original Wednesday night at 10 pm slot. NBC is also bringing in Law & Order: Criminal Intent as its 9 pm lead-in. New episodes of Criminal Intent’s seventh season have already been airing on NBC’s sister channel, USA.
I’m a Law & Order junkie, but even I have let the original iteration fall by the wayside for the past few years. This is a great chance for the series to get many of its wandering fans back as well as hook a whole new generation. People who may not have followed Criminal Intent over to USA will also get an opportunity to catch up. As much as I hate the writers strike, I’m never going to argue with a world in which Vincent D’Onofrio is on my television more often.
Thanks to Linda
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