Law & Order
BBC America announced today it will air Law & Order: U.K., the British spinoff of the hit police procedural/legal drama, beginning on Oct. 3. The series, which debuted in February 2009, stars Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Bamber and Doctor Who's Freema Agyeman.
Things are not looking rosy for the Law & Order franchise these days. Not only was the original series canceled earlier this year after 20 seasons, but now it's looking like spin-off Law & Order: Criminal Intent is heading to the courthouse in the sky as well.
NBC confirmed this morning that it has canceled Law & Order, the 20-year-old drama that redefined the legal-procedural genre and spawned a lucrative international television franchise.
Deadline reports that NBC will cancel Law & Order at the end of its 20th season, one year short of the record set by Gunsmoke. However, The Futon Critic contends the show's death announcement may be premature as a deal could be struck by the network's upfront presentation on Monday.