Law and Order is Dead – TNT Rejects Picking it Up

TNT released a statement today confirming what many Law and Order fans feared the most: they won’t keep the show alive.  Series creator Dick Wolf was hoping that the show would find a new home on TNT after NBC failed to pick it up for a 21st season.  Unfortunately, TNT said that they “are not interested in a Season 21.”  This means that there is also no hope of beating ‘Gunsmoke’ as the longest running television series in history, with a full 20 seasons on the air.  My guess is that TNT simply doesn’t have it in their budget to pick up another series for their network, and since they are already running reruns of the series, the chance of making a profit off original episodes is minimal.  Perhaps the show will find another home, but I doubt it.