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BubbleWatch: NBC's 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'
SHOW: "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (NBC)
IN ITS FAVOR: Dick Wolf is a powerful man who has does a lot of good for NBC over the years. Alfred Molina and Terrence Howard are big stars. And NBC didn't give Wolf free rein to reboot the show in the middle of its first season just to ditch that rebooted show after a dozen episodes.
AGAINST IT: Never a critical favorite, "LOLA" failed to earn many new fans with its new structure and new night. Ratings for "LOLA" weren't good on Wednesdays and they've been far worse on Mondays.
OUR TOTALLY UNINFORMED GUESS: Wolf and the two leading men will probably make NBC think they need to give this one at least another few episodes to grow. Also, it probably wouldn't look good to cancel the "Law & Order" mothership one season before setting a longevity record, replace it with "LOLA" before seeing a script, reboot "LOLA" at midseason and then cancel it after one season.
Final Verdict: NBC canceled "Law & Order: Los Angeles."