Might "Law & Order" have a lifeline after all?
The show, canceled by NBC last week after a record-tying 20 seasons, may be headed to cabler TNT, Nikki Finke reports.
According to Finke's report, TNT — which runs "Law & Order" repeats almost on loop — is show creator Dick Wolf's intended home for the show's record-breaking 21st season.
Finke reports that Wolf described the "Law & Order" flagship as "in a medically induced coma, waiting for a life-saving medicine."
The deal would hinge on whether the show's producers, NBC Universal Media Studios, can broker a deal over license fees with TNT (the network that took "Southland" off NBC's hands, as well) and whether Wolf, who reportedly makes $350,000 per episode, would be willing to accept less from TNT.
Wolf's latest spin-off, "Law & Order: Los Angeles," is among NBC's slate for Fall 2010. See the entire line-up of new shows here.