Here’s NBC‘s description of the episode posted with the promo on YouTube.
Law and Order SVU 14×16 “Funny Valentine” – A promising singer is brutally attacked by her boyfriend, a popular hip hop star. ADA Barba (guest star Raul Esparza) works to build a case, but the victim refuses to aid the prosecution and, despite Detective Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) best efforts, continues to put herself in danger. The case quickly spirals into a media circus, perpetrated by both the defendant and his uncompromising attorney (guest star Tambor).
Ok, so Law & Order got cancelled.To some of us, that might not be a huge deal. To some of you, that might be devastating. And this news is for you.
There’s a new Law & Order! Get excited for Law & Order: Los Angeles. See, it’s always darkest before the dawn, and this is the dawn. Can’t you just imagine all the crazy hijinks that will ensue in a brand new city? So turn your frowns upside down and get ready for this new adventure!
In related news, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit was renewed for another season, and there’s no word yet about Criminal Intent. Keep those fingers crossed, whoever actually watches Criminal Intent.
I don’t really care about Law & Order at all. I never watched it except for a few times when there was a crossover with Homicide: Life on the Street. Remember that show? I don’t because I’m 21, but I have a secret crush on Richard Belzer so I went back and watched all the episodes. That’s also why I cared about SVU until about two years ago when it turned absolutely ridiculous. People on Livejournal write better story arcs than the writers of that show.
I guess that’s how this story comes full circle. If you are upset about Law & Order being cancelled, go check out Livejournal. You’re welcome.
And another one bites the dust. Not that I care; I’m still reeling-ly bitter about the imminent cancellation of 24. 24 is the best show ever, and if you don’t agree, stop reading right now because this entire post is going to consist of me bitching about 24‘s cancellation. I don’t give a crap about Law & Order, though I know that my ex-fiance’s mother is probably horrified and my grandmother’s probably rolling around in her grave, but you know what? Both of those people are dead to me (one obviously more than the other) and I don’t have to listen to the alligator tears over a show that’s been on the damned air for twenty damned years when I have to have Kiefer Sutherland’s hot ass dragged away from me after only eight brief-but-sweet seasons.
Really. What. Are you bitching about.
Law & Order‘s been on the air since 1990 and NBC is officially cancelling the court drama. L&O will go to syndication hell just like every other long-running and semi-popular show gone before. The cast and crew of the ever-present television show were notified yesterday afternoon of the end of their careers the show’s demise.
But fuck. Law & Order got, like, seventeen spinoffs, why not 24? What kind of grudge are they holding against Jack? Why can’t we have our moment in the storyline-melding spinoff heaven?