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Dick Wolf speaks on the Law & Order franchise’s past and future

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Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan), Benson (Mariska Hargitay), and Bernard (Anthony Anderson) talk a case on Law & Order. Pic credit: NBC

Dick Wolf is opening up on the potential for his television empire.

As part of a larger interview on his current TV productions, Wolf spoke about his feelings on the cancellation of Law & Order in 2010 and how it sparked the present empire of nine shows across two networks that thrills fans. 

Wolf on Law & Order’s cancellation

In 2010, the Law & Order franchise was going strong as the mothership Law & Order was completing its 20th season with the expectations it would crack the record for the longest-running prime-time network show. 

Instead, shockingly, NBC canceled the series for the short-lived Law & Order: LA spin-off that only lasted one troubled season.

As part of a major story in Variety on his TV empire, Wolf opened up on how he felt about the cancellation and bluntly said it should never have happened. 

“It was a political cancellation. It shouldn’t have gone off the air when it did.”

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