This morning, NBC President of Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios, Angela Bromstad, clarified the situation regarding Dick Wolf’s "Law & Order" franchise.
NBC gave the go ahead to “LOLA” (“Law & Order: Los Angeles”), renewed “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and confirmed that the original “Law & Order” will not be coming back to a 21st season.
"L&O" will officially end on Monday, May 24.
Bromstad said in a statement, “‘Law & Order’ has been one of the most successful franchises in the history of television, which is why it is so critical that we continue this important brand and our relationship with Dick Wolf and his team with ‘LOLA’ and ‘Law & Order: SVU.’”
A report in Advertising Age by Brian Steinberg says he knows the real business reason the original "Law & Order" was canceled: NBC could no longer charge advertisers enough for the show. To read the details of his theory, click here.