‘LOLA’ returns with cast shake-ups, but it’s still ‘Law & Order’

"Law & Order," and now its spinoff "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (9 p.m. Central Mondays on NBC), have never been character-centered, but there were at least four major character developments in this week's two-hour "LOLA" midseason premiere.


First episode impressions: ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’

Here are my first impressions of "Law & Order: Los Angeles," which airs at 9 p.m. Central Wednesdays on NBC.


Fond farewell: ‘Law & Order’

"Law & Order" (9 p.m. Central Monday on NBC)

On air: 1990-2010, 20 seasons

Why it was great: It ripped about one-third of its stories from the headlines. I'm not a big news-watcher -- I find it depressing -- but I am a big entertainment guy, so when I can be entertained and keep up with current issues by accident, that's cool. Watching the detectives and prosecutors at work drove home the thrill and the value of doing something important with your life.


It’s official: NBC is comprised of morons

As I'm sure you've heard by now, "Law & Order" (9 p.m. Mondays on NBC, with the series finale airing next week) has been canceled. A lot of the reports from entertainment news outlets use the unnecessary qualifier "It's official."


‘Law & Order’: The forgotten show (but it’s still good)

Between Hulu and DVRs, it's easier than ever to watch current TV shows. And since NBC wiped out five hours of programming with its Jay Leno show, and The CW axed its Sunday slots, the schedule is thinner than ever.

So you'd think the shows that do exist would be easy to watch. Yet I feel like "Law & Order" (7 p.m. Central Fridays on NBC) has fallen through the cracks.