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If Law and Order is canceled, everyone will be out of work

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 25th 2007 4:21PM

Law and OrderRemember that Saturday Night Live sketch earlier this season, the one where they depicted a master acting class that prepared actors for bit roles on Law and Order? I thought of that after reading this.

The article points out that Law and Order has been quite a goldmine for actors who live and work in New York City. Most prime time shows are filmed in California, so to have a long-running show cast and filmed on the East Coast was an incredible thing for struggling actors trying to get a break into television and more established actors who prefer to live in NYC than LA. But now if it's canceled, that outlet might dry up (even if Law and Order: SVU is safe). As one actor points out, you can do several Broadway shows but if people can see you on just one TV show it's even bigger.

I guess actors can try out for soap operas and 30 Rock, but it's not the same.

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tamara

That's pretty true. My stepniece was on it at least once. Also, I went to a play in New Haven where everyone in the play had a bit part on "Law & Order."

April 26 2007 at 2:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steven Andrew Miller

Shouldn't that headline read "everyone in NYC"? Because as it is, it's fairly self-evident.

Silly Karen, people who live in 'fly-over-country' aren't important!

April 26 2007 at 1:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Whitecat

My wife has been on twice so far. This would suck.

April 25 2007 at 5:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Borat

I think it's a legitimate concern given how many people have appeared (and continue to appear) on L&O. But it's time to give this show a rest.

April 25 2007 at 5:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karen

Shouldn't that headline read "everyone in NYC"? Because as it is, it's fairly self-evident.

April 25 2007 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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