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Kid Mistakes SVU Star for Real Cop, Gets Real Help

Mariska Hargitay stops filming to help reunite lost girl with mom

(Newser) - At their best, actors transform into the characters they play—in the case of Mariska Hargitay, even when the cameras aren't rolling. The star of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit must've gotten quite a confidence boost while filming one of the final episodes in the series' 25th...

Richard Belzer Didn't Tire of John Munch
Richard Belzer
Didn't Tire of
John Munch

Richard Belzer Didn't Tire of John Munch

Comic turned TV detective for a record run

(Newser) - Richard Belzer, who established a successful career as a comedian with a biting stand-up routine before playing the cynical, conspiracy theory-believing TV detective John Munch, died Sunday. He died in France, at his home in Bozouls, said a friend, Bill Scheft. He was 78. A cause of death was not...

Law & Order: Organized Crime Crew Member Fatally Shot on Set

Parking enforcement worker was shot in his vehicle on Brooklyn street

(Newser) - The NYPD is investigating a real crime that happened Tuesday morning on a Law & Order: Organized Crime set in Brooklyn. Police say a 31-year-old parking enforcement worker was fatally shot while sitting in a vehicle around 5:15am, Deadline reports. Police say the man was hit in the face...

The Original Law & Order Is Coming Back

NBC announces 21st season

(Newser) - More than a decade after it last aired, Law & Order is coming back to NBC, the AP reports. The network announced Tuesday that it is bringing the cops-and-courts police drama back for a 21st season. When the show left the airwaves in May 2010, it was tied with Gunsmoke ...

After Post About Looters, Law & Order Writer Out of a Job

Dick Wolf makes quick work of showing Craig Gore the door

(Newser) - Dick Wolf wasted no time firing a writer from one of his TV series after the writer posted a controversial comment about looters in Hollywood this week. Craig Gore allegedly posted on Facebook, "Sunset is being looted two blocks from me. You think I wont light motherf---ers up who...

Law & Order: SVU Will Make History Thursday

It will become the longest running prime-time live-action series in US television history

(Newser) - That familiar "cha-CHUNG" sound effect from the opening credits of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit this Thursday will signal the debut of a new season and something else—TV history. The show's 21st season launch makes it the longest running prime-time live-action series in US television history...

Law & Order Director Arrested for Child Porn

Jason 'Jace' Alexander faces up to 7 years in prison if convicted

(Newser) - Director Jason "Jace" Alexander worked on Law & Order over the course of 11 years. He's now getting a first-hand taste of "the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders." This is Alexander's story, according to the Westchester County District...

Law & Order Spurs Girl to Report Abuse; Man Arrested

12-year-old told her mom she'd been touched inappropriately

(Newser) - The case is a little murky, but a prominent Maryland businessman is under arrest almost a year after he emailed his nanny/housekeeper a photo of her 11-year-old daughter in underwear changing into a shirt. The mom reported the photo to Robert Shapiro's wife, reports WJLA , and the couple began...

Law & Order's Dennis Farina Dead at 69

Was a real cop before playing one on TV

(Newser) - Dennis Farina, a onetime real Chicago cop who as a popular actor also played a cop on Law & Order, has died. Farina died this morning in a Scottsdale, Arizona, hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung, according to his publicist, Lori De Waal. He was 69. Born...

Occupiers Shut Down Law & Order: SVU

Protesters weren't happy about Occupy-themed episode

(Newser) - Occupy Law & Order: SVU? That was the agenda of a group of more than 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters Friday, as they stormed a set for the TV show that was staged to look like their own Zuccotti Park encampment. "This is not us," said one. "...

Law & Order Filming Episode Inspired by Giffords

But a rep makes sure to note the show is fiction

(Newser) - You had to see this one coming: Law & Order: LA is filming a "ripped from the headlines" episode that echoes the Gabrielle Giffords shooting. Filming started yesterday on an episode involving a female state senator who is gunned down in public, Entertainment Weekly reports. A rep for the...

Law & Order Not Dead Yet: Creator

Dick Wolf hasn't given up on 20-year-old drama

(Newser) - In what might be the best plot twist ever for a show that turned them into an art form, the creator of Law & Order says the long-running drama isn't dead yet. Although NBC canceled the show last week after 20 seasons, Dick Wolf tells the New York Times he's...

Name Your Law & Order Dream Team
 Name Your 
 Law & Order 
 Dream Team 

fans cope with cancellation

Name Your Law & Order Dream Team

Mix and match detectives and prosecutors: blogger

(Newser) - The ax fell on Law & Order today after 20 seasons, leaving fans bereft—for exactly as long as it took them to realize it's going to air in syndication pretty much forever. In the aftermath, Alan Sepinwall of Hitfix proposes a fun game: "If you could go back...

Law & Order Facing Judgment Day
 Law & Order 
 Cast Is Told 
Just short of record run

Law & Order Canceled, Cast Is Told

Cancellation rumors surround long-running NBC drama

(Newser) - Law & Order may be axed one year short of a record-breaking 21-year run. The cast and crew of the NBC drama have been told it has been canceled, reports E! Online , although no official announcement has been and other sources say talks are continuing. A 21st season would have...

Lindsey Vonn Lands Law & Order Gig

Olympic skier will guest on favorite TV show

(Newser) - Lindsey Vonn is capping her Olympic success with another dream-come-true: a guest stint on Law & Order. The NBC procedural is her favorite show—she visited the set this winter, New York notes—and she said she “totally would” play a corpse if it meant a chance to guest...

Singing Dogs Dig Law & Order Theme

Dozens of YouTube videos prove the point

(Newser) - If you've had enough health care talk today, ABC News has a suggestion. Go to YouTube and punch in something about dogs singing along to the Law & Order theme. Dozens of entries will turn up, which one veterinary specialist thinks might have something to do with its high-pitched, complex...

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