It looks like the retooling of “Law & Order: Los Angeles” is going to take a little while.
NBC said Tuesday (Jan. 18) that it’s putting “LOLA” on hiatus until “a day to be determined.” NBC’s original midseason schedule had the show moving to 10 p.m. ET Tuesdays starting Feb. 8, but instead it’s keeping “Parenthood” in that spot for the remainder of the season.
Additionally, the network is moving “America’s Next Great Restaurant,” which was slated for Wednesdays starting March 16, to 8 p.m. Sundays starting March 6. It displaces the second season of “The Marriage Ref,” which is also off the schedule until an undetermined future date. “Next Great Restaurant” will be paired with “The Celebrity Apprentice” on Sundays; there’s no word on what will fill the Wednesday hole (though repeats of “Law & Order: SVU” are a decent bet).
“Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf announced last week that three cast members (Skeet Ulrich, Megan Boone and Regina Hall) were departing “LOLA,” while Alfred Molina, who’s currently playing an assistant district attorney, will give up practicing law and go back on the streets (in a new bit of backstory) as a detective alongside Corey Stoll. Terrence Howard will be the every-episode proseuctor; his second chair has yet to be cast.
“Parenthood,” meanwhile, had been scheduled to move to 10 o’clock Monday nights in March; what will go there after “Harry’s Law,” which premiered to decent numbers on Monday, finishes its run remains to be seen.