I have an unconfirmed report that NBC’s Law & Order has been given an order for 4 more episodes this season (which would bring the season total to 20 episodes). I am attempting to confirm this with NBC now.
If so, I think there’s now a chance NBC keeps it around for a 21st season. If this proves to be true, I’ll have to change it to orange in the Renew / Cancel Index.
This is pretty exciting news for TPTB at the mothership, I would think. Most of the positive reader comments point out that Law & Order is doing pretty good in the ratings for a Friday night and it pays to renew the show due to the hype of it beating "Gunsmoke." Also the money that can be made in syndication and various cable deals.