NBC will bring back original 'Law & Order' for 21st season
LOS ANGELES — (AP) — More than a decade after it last aired, “Law & Order” is coming back to NBC. The network announced Tuesday that it is bringing the cops-and-courts police drama back for a 21st season. When the show left the airwaves in May 2010, it was tied with “Gunsmoke” for the longest running prime-time TV drama. “This is mine.”The “Law & Order” franchise lived on even after the original series was canceled, through several spinoffs including the popular “Law & Order: SVU.”Wolf's shows remain a popular draw for NBC, with his three prime-time "Chicago" series making up the network's Wednesday night schedule. The popularity of those shows help NBC beat out other networks as the new fall TV season get underway, especially with the crucial 18 through 49-year-old audience.wftv.com
An Oscar winner, more 'Law & Order' for NBC next season
TV-NBC-New Season FILE - Renee Zellweger attends the 2020 An Unforgettable Evening in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 27, 2020. Zellweger will star in the new true-crime limited series “The Thing About Pam," inspired by episodes of "Dateline NBC." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) (Jordan Strauss)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Renée Zellweger is coming to network TV next season in a dramatization of a murder case recounted by “Dateline NBC." The three new dramas include “Law & Order: For the Defense," which gives the franchise from producer Dick Wolf all of the network's prime-time Thursday turf. The new series joins long-running “Law & Order: Special Victims” and newcomer “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” renewed for its second year.wftv.com
Ill-considered posts lead to lost jobs amid protests, crisis
Craig Gore, who has worked on the shows S.W.A.T. and Chicago P.D., was fired Tuesday from the forthcoming Law & Order: Organized Crime spin-off because of Facebook posts. Many others from public-facing institutions and businesses have been sanctioned, demoted, suspended or fired for impolitic statements online in recent days. A Denver officer was fired Tuesday for writing Lets start a riot as the caption to an Instagram picture of himself and two fellow officers smiling in riot gear. An officer in Fulton, New York, posted an Instagram image that read, Black lives only matter to black people unless they are killed by a white person and found himself out of a job. These people who are getting fired or resigning, they're not realizing this.___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton.