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"Law & Order" vet to run new "Law & Order" series

May 20, 2010 |  2:04 pm

A veteran writer and show runner of the "Law & Order" franchise has signed on to helm the upcoming "Law & Order: Los Angeles," which will debut on NBC.

Rene Balcer will be the show runner of the new series, which has not yet been cast or scheduled,  and will join creator Dick Wolf, Blake Masters and Peter Jankowski as an executive producer.

Balcer joined the original "Law & Order" as a writer in its first season, He left in 2001 to develop "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," with Wolf, who created that series. He ran "Criminal Intent" for six seasons before returning to run "Law & Order" the last three years.

"Law & Order" was just canceled by NBC after 20 years, but Wolf is seeking to revive the series.

---Greg Braxton

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