A huge shake-up is about to hit a freshman drama at NBC. Law & Order: Los Angeles will see a massive casting change as lead Skeet Ulrich will be scooting off the show. The lead detective will see his last episode on Feb 8, as NBC will yank the show off the air indefinitely. Fellow cast members Regina Hall and Megan Boone will be on their way as well. Filling the void, for the time being, Alfred Molina’s character will pick up some of the crime fighting slack, while Terrence Howard will appear as the resident District Attorney as a series regular.
On top of these casting changes, NBC’s midseason plans are getting a little adjustment. The previously planned move for Parenthood to Monday nights is no more. With LOLA on hiatus, Parenthood won’t have to relinquish it’s spot for the latest Dick Wolf spin-off. The Peacock is shifting a couple other shows, as well. America’s Next Great Restaurant is now slated to premiere March 6, rather than the 16th. Alas, what other good might come out of this? Well, The Marriage Ref‘s second season is now indefinitely postponed with not premiere date in sight. What do you think about this news? Bummed about Skeet leaving LOLA? How about Parenthood sticking around on Tuesdays? Comment below or join our FORUM discussion!