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TNT arrests 'Law & Order' rumors

TNT has brought the gavel down on "Law & Order."

Ever since the recent cancellation of the 20-year-old landmark series by NBC, speculation has continued to swirl that a cable network might pick up the drama, which is tied with "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running series in TV history. Most of those rumors have centered on the possible interest of TNT, which last year picked up NBC's canceled "Southland."

Dick Wolf, the show's creator, has said he is interested in keeping the show alive.

But Turner Broadcasting executives said in a statement Tuesday that "Law & Order" is not in their future.

"We are not in current talks, and we are not interested in a Season 21," the statement said.

Though Turner may not be interested in resurrecting the drama, officials familiar with the situation said the company, which holds rerun rights to the series, must approve any deals involving the future of "Law & Order." 

-- Greg Braxton

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Hope this wonderful show finds a new home and has its historic 21st season! This cast is one of the best in the show's long run.

Have you people seen the shows that turner braodcasting in replacing the L&O series with. This should be on the SNL series of REALLY. What were they thinking. A 20 year series gets little to no hype about the end of the whole series. First they take off D'Onofrio from L&O Criminal Intent , then they cancel the while series of L&O. Who is picking the shows for this broadcasting company? All i can say is "REALLY".......

'which is tied with "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running series in TV history. '

Don't tell the producers of "60 Minutes" or "The Simpsons"!

Why no review of the season & series finale?


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