|Dick Wolf's documentary-style syndicated show "Arrest & Trial," which features recreations of investigations, arrests and the subsequent trials, is facing tough times as it is being moved to late-night slots in the nation's top two markets, New York and Los Angeles. Show are usually unable to survive for long when banished to late-night slots, due to the lower ratings.|
While "Arrest" consistently performs well for a freshman syndicated series, Los Angeles station KCOP is filling its prime 7:30 p.m. slot with a third run of "Blind Date," the relationship show which continues to gain notoriety, though its ratings have been on par with "Arrest & Trial."
Studios USA will look to find new homes in the top markets for "Arrest," but producer Wolf still has plenty of projects in the works. In addition to the current "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: SVU," Wolf has another "Law & Order" spinoff set to debut in fall and another show, "Trial & Error," also lined up.