Law and Order Cancelled...Not Yet!

For ages we've been fans of the show--the 12 years the late Jerry Orbach played Det. Lennie Briscoe, in particular--but have not been watching much since his last partner, Jesse L. Martin (Det. Ed Greene), left the show in 2008. Regardless, we'd hate to see this one leave the airwaves so close to breaking the record for longest-running TV drama. [Fingers crossed.]

AP via Yahoo:

NEW YORK – Will the criminal justice system be alive on "Law & Order" next fall? It's down to the wire whether the venerable cop drama will be nabbing more bad guys in a history-making run.

With the official announcement of NBC's 2010-11 schedule due Sunday, the network on Thursday still wasn't handing down a verdict on the show.

NBC refused to confirm multiple reports that the show was being canceled after 20 seasons on the air, one year short of an all-time record.

Meanwhile, a person close to the production said talks are still going on. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because that person was not authorized to speak publicly about the negotiations.