Breaking: NBC Axes Law & Order: LA, The Event and Outsourced
Don’t try to tell anyone at The Event, Law & Order: L.A., and Outsourced that it’s silly to be scared of Friday the 13th: NBC cancelled all three shows today.
The Event started strong last fall but, the denser its serialized plot became, the more its viewership fell off. For what audience remains, at least there will be some (not total but some) closure in the series’ last episode, which airs Monday, May 23. (Deadline.com, meanwhile, reports that producers are looking at ways to keep the show going via another outlet, possibly Netflix.)
On the flip side, LOLA was in trouble right out of the gate. Though the network retooled it and relaunched it with a new cast this spring, it still tanked. So — unthinkable as it is — if Criminal Intent isn’t renewed, come fall, SVU (which is on the verge of being picked up) will be the only L&O still on the air!
TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has been updated.