Dick Wolf opened the panel for his latest spinoff, Law & Order: Los Angeles, with the following statement:
“I can confirm that (Law & Order) has moved into the history books.”
“We were extremely disappointed that Law & Order is not coming back for a record 21st season. But that’s life. All series start with a death sentence, they just don’t give you the date of execution. The past is the past, and this (LOLA) is a new show,” the opening statement continue.
Had the show returned, it would have surpassed Gun Smoke as the longest-running — by a season — drama series in primetime television.
Source: Deadline TV