May 14th, 2010, 02:24 PM
Without Law & Order, what kind of society wold we have? Anarchy!
I’m not sure quite how to come to terms with this news. It’s like the death of a relative that you didn’t really have a great fondness for, but you would see them at holidays and got along well enough and in between you kind of forgot they existed and took for granted. I’m speaking, of course, about the cancellation of Law & Order.
Yes, after 20 years on the air, Law & Order will no longer be on our TV sets. Well, besides the 9 hours of reruns they play per day on cable. But there will be no more new episodes, which I guess would make me even more sad if I had realized new episodes were still being made at all. The good thing about Law & Order: you never really needed to keep up with the show’s continuity or even know who anyone was to enjoy Sam Waterson being awesome while flipping channels. But don’t worry readers, Law & Order will be gone after the finale on May 20, but it will not be forgotten. We still have Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: UK, and the upcoming Law & Order: LA to give us our legal entertainment. In honor of the end of Law & Order, check out the incredible Law & Order Coloring Book by artist Brandon Bird. Kids need to learn how criminal justice works! And how colorful it is!
Unfortunately, that’s not the only show ending it’s run. Jack Bauer will also be hanging up his badge as 24 comes to an end this season, with an ending that the producers promise will be “tragic” and leave Jack in an unhappy place. Will Jack Bauer, the invincible man, finally be killed?? No! Because after the show ends he will immediately get back to work again in not one but TWO 24 movie scripts that have been written.
And if weird comedy is more your thing, sadly The Sarah Silverman Program is being canceled by Comedy Central and will not be returning for a 4th season. Although the show was consistently funny (albeit in a bizarre and offensive way that might not be everyone’s cup of tea) it just didn’t get the viewers. They already had to wrangle Logo into paying for part of this season simply for rerun rights, so the move to after midnight on Comedy Central a couple months back might as well have been a death sentence. With no Sarah Silverman on our TVs, the amount of jokes about Bugles and poop is surely going to plummet. So sad.
Oh, also, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Lost is ending next week. No one seems to be talking about it.