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A 40-year-old Skeet Ulrich (“Scream,” “Jericho”) will play the lead cop in “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” which fills an NBC vacuum created by the cancellation of the original New York “Law & Order.” Winters, the first and so far only role cast, will be teamed with thirtysomething fellow LAPD detective T.J. Jaruszalski. I remain slightly excited about this one because it was created by Blake Masters, mastermind of Showtime’s brilliant but largely unwatched mobster/politician saga “Brotherhood.” It’s a fall show, so NBC should be announcing the rest of the cast any minute now. It will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m., opposite two other "new" legal dramas:
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  • July 7, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST


    by oneblood

    Johnny Depp not available?

  • July 7, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    oh and for the love of dog...

    by oneblood


  • July 7, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Where's the Tosh.0 Talkback?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    why does this show always get ignored?

  • July 7, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    "Created" by Blake Masters?

    by OutsideChance

    Not Dick Wolf?

  • July 7, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by simndermot

    Why the hell do they pick names no one has used since the early 1900s? Seriously, who names their kid Rex?

  • July 7, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST


    by Jordo

    Did Brotherhood conclude on a satisfying note? I'm interested in checking out the series, but I'd like to make sure that there will be closure.

  • July 7, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I'm with OutsideChance here...

    by TheSeeker7

    How could an entirely different person "create" a series that's an offshoot of an original series created by another guy? Especially when there's already been like 3 other spinoffs from that original series by the same person?

  • July 7, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Would be a lot cooler if he was paired with TJ Hooker

    by Somerichs

    instead of T.J. Jaruszalski. Now THAT would be appointment television!

  • July 7, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    the same way

    by oneblood

    comic writers create new series within the realm of an existing universe. Dick Wolf created the brand, but unless he has a creative hand in the new show, he really can't claim a sole creator credit.

  • July 7, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST


    by OutsideChance

    Do you really think that this L&O isn't going to use elements of the various other versions that Wolf is credited with creating? Maybe I could see calling Masters a "co-creator" but unless they've dumped everything from the title to the "in the criminal justice system" intro to the "ka chunk" sound effects between scenes it still a deriviative of Wolf's work.

  • July 7, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    A 40 year old Skeet?

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Damn. Dudes, we're all getting fuckin' OLD! You know, if Cobain hadn't blown his head off (or Courtney hadn't hired someone to do the job, whatever) he's be 44 now? Shit.

  • July 7, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    You've got to be kidding

    by NippleEffect

    they ruin the OS and now still want to start a new pretty boy version?<p><p> This will tank<p> Hell L&O: CI is tanking

  • July 7, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Skeet Ulrich? Really?

    by Imagikafan

    That's the best they could do? I'll skip this one.

  • July 7, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Really the "lead"?

    by BizarroJerry

    Does that mean this will be more like Criminal Intent with a real star with a supporting partner, instead of regular L&O where both were basically equals?

  • July 7, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Should star Joe Friday

    by BizarroJerry

    Wolf already did a Dragnet show which at first was basically L&O in LA without the lawyerin' parts.

  • July 7, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Skeet Skeet!!!!!

    by Fievel

  • July 7, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    GOD DAMN!!!!!

    by Shermdawg

  • July 7, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    I never really watched Law & Order, but...

    by Shermdawg

    ...they should get Alana de la Garza on this one too. That chick is smokin' hot.

  • July 7, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    "There's nothing good about who you are

    by smackfu

    or what you do"

  • July 7, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    L&O Casting

    by Creative1

    They should hire the entire cast of Law & Order for Law & Order: Los Angeles. Just mix 'em around some, have Sam Watterson play the Police Capt, Anthony Anderson, can play the medical examiner. Because it makes a lot of fucking sense to replace Law & Order with Law & Order West coast.

  • July 7, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    "Rex Winters"?

    by kevred

    There's a TV name for you.

  • July 7, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    by oneblood

    Regardless of whether it has all the trappings og the original or it's numerus branches, it will be an original in the sense that it features a mostly (if not entirely) new group of characters and an entirely new location for the franchise. Masters is writing the script, but how much of it is collaboration is anyone's guess. So he may only be a co-creator, but he still has a hand in the creation. To say that just because it's branded a Law and Order franchise means that it is a carbon copy of the originals set-up is rediculous.

  • July 7, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    but then again..

    by oneblood

    we are debating a new Law & Order series, so who cares who get credit for creating it? I still won't go out of my way to watch it. Unless Bill Murray's daughter is added to the cast.

  • July 7, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Looking at the schedule - Where's Parks & Rec?

    by beastie

    Is it Mid-Season? That show really picked up steam last year.

  • July 7, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    by oneblood

    Yeah, Parks and Rec is a midseason show.

  • July 7, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Rex Is Not Your Lawyer

    by johndillingers20inchseveredcock

    I was half expecting David Tennant from the headline. Thought maybe his pilot somehow got smushed into this.

  • July 7, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    But I guess this Rex is a detective

    by johndillingers20inchseveredcock

    and not a lawyer.

  • July 7, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Law & Order

    by SmokingRobot

    It's not drama. It's not entertainment. It's propaganda and everyone involved in it should be ashamed of themselves. Hell, I'm not even a Christian but I think their constant bashing is unconscionable. I am done with this franchise.

  • July 7, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Thanks oneblood.

    by beastie

    I will miss it. Hoping that Outsourced is good.

  • July 7, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Any TV cop show set in L.A.

    by jimmy_009

    automatically feels cheap, trashy, and not worth my time. Not sure why that is.

  • July 7, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    What a horrible name.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Rex Winters sounds like he's one of Vivid's stunt cocks. Ick.

  • July 7, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Outsourced will be gone . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Just when Parks and Rec makes its return. You can see that one coming a mile away.

  • July 7, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    I read that Lucy Liu and Kristin Kreuk are in this...

    by 3D-Man

    I'm sold.

  • July 8, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Rex Winters

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    Sounds like the name of a talking dog in an animated film.

  • July 8, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST

    How is this show debuting in the fall...

    by kenny38606

    ... and they don't have a cast yet?Haven't the fall shows already started filming?

  • July 8, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Anyone know

    by Prisoner_Zero

    If this retains the fucking original "Police then courtroom" aspect, or will it be all cop like the other inferior spinoffs? (except trial by Jury of course) I can't find confirmation either way anywhere.

  • July 8, 2010, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Skeet Ulrich is 40?

    by palimpsest

    Fuck me. I'm getting old.

  • July 8, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST

    This guy's a nut

    by niplick

    He's really going to explode all over this role. I'm sure he'll drop loads of emotion into the part.

  • July 8, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    What a terrible name for a Law and Order

    by freerangecelt

    police detective. A private eye sounds much better, and should have been set in Vegas.

  • July 8, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Uhh....did Sunday Night Football get pushed an hour?

    by zillabeast

    I could have swore it started earlier than that.....

  • July 8, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST


    by oneblood

    A lot of shows don't go into production until th end of the month or early july.. depends on their premiere date.

  • July 8, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    *early August

    by oneblood

  • July 8, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    and you're welcome beastie

    by oneblood

  • July 8, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    oneblood, true but most shows have at least filmed

    by jim

    a pilot. I guess the concept and, hopefully, a script or two was all NBC needed to greenlight this show.<p>Maybe they were waiting on a few actors, their "first choice", to see if the pilots they had done would get picked up or if they'd be free to join L&O.

  • July 8, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    They cancelled the original L&O for this guy? Seriously?

    by Coughlins Laws

    They had the first good cast on Law & Order in years, the first time ever they had the exact same cast 2 seasons in a row, and they cancelled them. I'd rather watch any detective they ever had on the show than watch this guy. I doubt this show will last more than a year or so...

  • July 8, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Waiting for "L&O: Mayberry"

    by ME_M

    Well gaahhleee. (Duh duh!)

  • July 8, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Still Shit My Dad Says?

    by RainesMaker


  • July 8, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Oneblood: that's your idea of original?

    by OutsideChance

    "it will be an original in the sense that it features a mostly (if not entirely) new group of characters and an entirely new location for the franchise"? Wow. I wish I'd known that was all it took to "create" a TV show. I could be basking royalties now, having created shows such as "CSI: Chicago" (complete with a Who song [I've Had Enough] over the credits) "Southern Exposure" (Jewish doctor forced to practice in quirky town in Arkansas), "Desperate Homemakers" (soap shenanigans three blocks over from Wisteria Lane) and, of course, "Cheers: Rhode Island." Wow. Creating is EASY!

  • July 8, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Bring back Miracles!

    by oisin5199

    Fuck Jericho. Miracles was the Skeet Ulrich show that should have been saved.

  • July 8, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST


    by Phategod2

    sorry i coudn't resist.

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  • July 10, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    man, time goes by so fast

    by frg10

    40 year old psycho Skeet from teenage Scream ... was that really so long ago? That's depressing shit