Une nouvelle info elle émane de Agence Reuters (cela fait peut être double emploi), mais les nouvelles ne sont pas bonnes comme dit seb croisons les doigts.
Verdict still out on renewing 'Law & Order' show
Fri May 13, 2005 08:21 PM ET
By Steve Gorman:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC insists it has yet to render a final verdict on the future of its highly touted "Law & Order: Trial By Jury," but Hollywood's leading show business papers reported on Friday the struggling show appears headed for the slammer.
The fourth, and least watched, edition of the venerable "Law & Order" franchise from producer Dick Wolf has lagged in viewership numbers since its mid-season premiere in March. The show stars Broadway and TV veteran Bebe Neuwirth as tough Manhattan prosecutor Tracey Kibre.
The Hollywood Reporter, citing unnamed sources, said NBC was not expected to renew the show as part of the 2005-2006 programing lineup the network will unveil on Monday in its annual "upfront" presentation to advertisers.
Likewise, Daily Variety reported that "Trial By Jury" appears poised for the NBC dumpster.
Nearing the end of its first season since hit comedy "Friends" left the air last May, NBC is eager for new hits after plunging to fourth place behind CBS, Fox and ABC in both total viewers and the 18-to-49 age group it has long dominated.
During the upfront, the networks show off their fall TV lineups hoping to lure advertisers to buy time on their networks. NBC's rivals are looking to boost their share of advertising dollars at the expense of the General Electric Co.-owned NBC, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Averaging 11.2 million viewers a week after 10 episodes, "Trial By Jury" ranks No. 32 in household viewership among all prime-time shows for the season. The low ratings come as a big disappointment for NBC, which has been buoyed by higher ratings for its other "Law and Order" shows.
OTHER SHOWS ON THE EDGE
Neither NBC nor representatives for Wolf would comment on the show's future. But there was little doubt that "Trial By Jury" is one of numerous shows whose fate hangs precariously between renewal and cancellation as all the major networks firm up their prime-time schedules for next season.
Other NBC series said to be questionable for next season are the 1960s-era drama "American Dreams," sitcom "Committed" and "The Office," a quirky workplace comedy adapted from the British TV hit of the same name.
Shows on the cusp for rivals include "Eyes," "Blind Justice" and "8 Simple Rules" at ABC; "Judging Amy," "Joan of Arcadia" and "Yes, Dear" at CBS; and "Bernie Mac," "Quintuplets" and Emmy-winning comedy "Arrested Development" at Fox.
Kicking off the upfront presentations on Monday, NBC is mulling several high-concept shows, including religious-themed drama "The Book of Daniel," which depicts Jesus as a modern-day personal confidant of a pill-popping priest.
Other shows in contention at NBC include undersea monster thriller "Fathom" and "The E-Ring," starring Benjamin Bratt and Dennis Hopper as Pentagon-based guardians of homeland security.
Even without "Trial By Jury," NBC would still have three other incarnations of the venerable "Law & Order" franchise on its schedule -- the original series that debuted in 1990, plus spinoffs "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
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