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Some More 'Law & Order: UK' News
There have been conflicting reports as to when the remaining episodes of Series 1 of Law & Order: UK will air. Originally, word was the episodes would air in the fall on ITV. More recent news has the episodes not airing on ITV until 2010. With word today of the commissioning of a second series to begin filming in the fall, I emailed my contact at ITV to see if there was any new information on filming or a premier date. Filming has not yet been scheduled, nor has an air date been set for the remaining six episodes. My contact's best guess is early 2010. This may change, but it's possible there will be no new episodes this year.

Digital Spy, in their article about the series pickup, had an interesting comment by ITV's Laura Mackie:

"This new commission brings our total order to 26 episodes, which demonstrates our commitment to series that have concepts and storylines that can run long-term."

In the United States, the more episodes of a series produced, the easier it is to sell or syndicate. I do wonder if ITV may be holding off airing episodes in order to put together a more attractive package for the U.S. market or allow for series to air concurrently in both countries as BBC America is doing with Torchwood.


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falconer17 From: falconer17 Date: June 25th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
aaaw man, waiting till next year so sucks! *pouts*
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: June 25th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I've always loved the UK system of green-lighting one series at a time, with a smaller number of episodes, I think it results in far stronger and more satisfying writing most of the time. What I can't stand is when their networks decide to indefinitely sit on material that's already in the can. (US networks do it, too, but they do it far more.) Casual viewers lose interest and frequent viewers get frustrated... no one wins. If they say they have a hit and they have momentum, they should run with it.
hockeyvaughnfan From: hockeyvaughnfan Date: July 6th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Thanks for the news Asta, the good news it that the new series is 13 totally new eps altogether - the more Matt, Ronnie & Co the better :)
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