‘Law & Order’ is canceled by NBC

Law & Order is canceled by NBC.

Earlier, we reported there was a possibility Law & Order would be continued for another season.  Word just came out that NBC has axed the long running police-lawyer series.  The cancellation denies producer Dick  Wolf his long-held dream of surpassing “Gunsmoke” as TV’s longest-running drama.  

Even though  it canceled the original “Law & Order,” NBC announced a new drama in the “Law & Order” series called “LOLA” (“Law & Order:Los Angeles”).  It will also renew “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” for a 12th season.

Sagging ratings and what has been called “creative fatigue” forced the abrupt ending.

Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBC Universal Television, said the legacy of “Law & Order” creator-producer Dick Wolf  “will continue to make an impact like no other series before.”