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Burt Likko

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  1. Avatar Will Truman says:

    The answer to your question is no, actually. Because TNT has the syndication rights to the flagship program and would probably object.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman says:

      Has the sole syndication rights, I mean. USA loves itself some Law & Order, but has to relegate itself to SVU and Criminal Intent (probably Trial By Jury, too, but there are only 18 episodes that…).Report

  2. Avatar Adam says:

    No, because sometimes they have Psych.Report

  3. Avatar RTod says:

    More to the point, shouldn’t the Law & Order franchise be renamed, “The Same Damn Soty, Over and Over?”

    I sometimes think they only ever made six or seven episodes that they play over and over but no one notices because they just have L&O on in the background while they do other stuff. L&O is the George Winston of television programming.Report

    • Avatar zic says:

      L&O is the George Winston of television programming.

      The Kenny G of comparisons.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

      I think that the only L&O episodes I’ve ever seen all the way through were the crossovers with Homicide, which the L&O actors loved because for once it wasn’t the same damned thing they did in every other episode. The interplay between Richard Belzer’s Munch and Jerry Orbach’s Briscoe were awesome: Munch wanted to hate Briscoe, who had slept with an ex-wife he still regretted breaking up with, but Briscoe was so cool, collected, and self-confident (everything Munch isn’t), that Munch couldn’t help liking him and wanting to be his friend.Report

    • Avatar NewDealer says:

      All I know is that a lot of my friends (seemingly all women) take a lot of comfort in watching Law and Order marathons or using it as a background of some kind. They seem to especially like Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.Report

  4. Avatar Kolohe says:

    I think I’ve seen more NCIS than L&O of late. I remember when it used to be Wings.Report