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The new "LOLA" ("Law & Order: Los Angeles") is a procedural crime drama that will follow the theme and storylines similar to the "Law & Order"-brand series on the streets of Los Angeles. The series, from executive producer Dick Wolf and Blake Masters ("Brotherhood"), is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Media Studios. Casting and pre-production work are continuing.

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Still mourning the cancellation of Law & Order? Good news: Based on the just-released character breakdowns, the upcoming Los Angeles-based spinoff bears all the hallmarks of the iconic mothership — right down to the interracial detective duo and the bombshell assistant prosecutor. The deets…

Detective Rex Winters: A handsome, rugged ex-Marine in his early 40s, Winters has the intuition of a natural cop. His experience during the Rodney King Riots — which occurred during his second month on the job — shaped his philosophy on policing. Basically, the world is chaos and people are either good or bad. He’s currently married to his ex-partner. Seeking a Caucasian, African-American, or Hispanic actor.

Armchair Casting Director’s suggestion: Terrence Howard.

Detective Tomas “TJ” Jaruszalski: A mid-30s Hollywood native, TJ possesses a cynical view of the entertainment industry. He’s affable, smart, and confident. In contrast to his partner’s black-and-white view of things, TJ sees all shades of gray. He’s also a health nut with an active social life — which is typically code for major hottie. Seeking a Caucasian actor.

Armchair Casting Director’s Suggestion: Scott Foley.

LT. Park: Captain of the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division, the fortysomething Park is a cool professional who keeps his/her private life private. He’s also a passionate advocate for his/her detectives. Seeking an Asian actor or actress.

Armchair Casting Director’s Suggestion: Ken Leung.

ADA Peter Morales: An offspring of a political family, Morales — who is also in his 40s — is a “battlefield general” in the courtroom yet “coarsely sardonic and self-deprecating” in real-life. Seeking a Hispanic actor.

Armchair Casting Director’s Suggestion: Carlos Bernard.

DDA Eva Price: This brainy and drop dead gorgeous assistant prosecutor doesn’t take crap from anyone. Seeking a Caucasian or African-American actress in her 20s.

Armchair Casting Director’s Suggestion: Kristin Kreuk.

http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/06/11/armchair-casting-director-law-order-los-angeles/

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Scott Foley? Please, Ausiello, leave the casting to the professionals, lol.

I'm sorry, but I refuse to watch LOLA. Not only does the premise sound uninspired and like a total attempt to cash in on "NCIS:LA"'s success, I strongly believe the Mothership was cruelly dumped for this tripe. Not that "Original Recipe" hadn't seen better days, but I feel like if LOLA hadn't already been on the drawing board, NBC would've given L&O a much classier sendoff.

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<span style="font-size:18pt;">'Law & Order' may come calling to L.A. theater rolls</span>

<span style="font-size:10.5pt;">Like their New York counterparts, local thespians will have a chance to populate the show's supporting parts. Their fresh faces are seen as a plus for the newest version of the show, which is set in L.A.</span>

<span style="font-size:9pt;">By David Ng, Los Angeles Times</span>

<span style="font-size:10.5pt;">It's not every TV series that can count itself a close friend of struggling theater actors.

During its 20-year run, NBC's "Law & Order" provided countless New York stage actors with a paycheck, employing them in bit parts, supporting roles and guest appearances.

The series came to be regarded among stage thespians as a rite of passage: spend years building up your theater credentials, get cast in an episode of "Law & Order" and finally be able to pay your rent on time.

The recent launch of "Law & Order: Los Angeles," which starts airing on NBC in late September, means that Southern California theater actors will have a shot at working in the popular TV franchise for the first time. But in a city filled with TV veterans, will stage performers be able to compete for space on the show's casting couch?

While it's still early — shooting for the first season began in August — some of the show's top brass have said that they intend to continue the "Law & Order" tradition of tapping into the theater community to populate the show's supporting ranks. They said that local stage talent offers them something they can't get elsewhere — fresh faces that viewers haven't seen in umpteen other series.

Christopher Misiano, an executive producer on "Law & Order: Los Angeles," said that the series' emphasis on verite-style, realistic drama means that unknowns are a highly desirable commodity.

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<span style="font-size:120%;"> <table class="news_col" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"></table> Veteran actor Peter Coyote has joined the cast of NBC's "Law and Order: Los Angeles."

Coyote is in a recurring role as the district attorney who oversees the deputy DAs played by Alfred Molina, Terrence Howard, Regina Hall and Megan Boone.

Coyote has appeared as a guest star on "FlashForward," "Brothers & Sisters" and "NCIS," and in movies such as "A Walk to Remember" and "Erin Brockovich."

The Hollywood Reporter</span>

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Law & Order: Los Angeles may have uttered its final "doink-doink."

NBC just confirmed to us that it has pulled new episodes of LOLA off the schedule beginning Feb. 8, and that the show will return on "a day to be determined." Ouch. But hey, this is a silver-lining situation...

Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b221282_law_order_los_angeles_pulled_by_nbc.html?cmpid=sn-000000-twitterfeed-365-kristin&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=twitterfeed&utm_campaign=twitterfeed_kristin#ixzz1BROIsvKG

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Law & Order: Los Angeles may have uttered its final "doink-doink."

NBC just confirmed to us that it has pulled new episodes of LOLA off the schedule beginning Feb. 8, and that the show will return on "a day to be determined." Ouch. But hey, this is a silver-lining situation...

Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b221282_law_order_los_angeles_pulled_by_nbc.html?cmpid=sn-000000-twitterfeed-365-kristin&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=twitterfeed&utm_campaign=twitterfeed_kristin#ixzz1BROIsvKG

Did it even have the "doink-doink"? That it didn't in the first episode was a huge turn-off for me. I never went back.

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<span style="font-size:120%;"> It's coming back: NBC will re-launch Law & Order: Los Angeles next month. The beleaguered procedural has had one creative change after another for its freshman season, but NBC has decided to give the show another push next month with a two-hour premiere and a change of time periods.

"We are pleased to welcome Law & Order: Los Angeles back to NBC's regular lineup," said Bob Greenblatt, NBC entertainment chairman. "Dick Wolf and his team have made some exciting creative changes and we can't wait to re-introduce the show to audiences."

LOLA last aired an original episode back in December. The show will return on a new night — Mondays — at April 11 (at 9 p.m. the first week, at 10 p.m. the week after).

Among the changes Alfred Molina's Ricardo Morales is now a detective, Terrence Howard's DA Jonah Dekker is full time, and Alana de la Garza from Law & Order is a working by Dekker's side.</span>

<span style="font-size:7.5pt;">Hibberd, James. "NBC to re-launch 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'." Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly, 7 Mar 2011. Web. 8 Mar 2011. http://insidetv.ew.c...es-next-month/. </span>

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My understanding is that they had episodes filmed that were being held. Are they scrapping their episodes and jumping forward with the revamp? I honestly think instead of the break they should've burned those episodes off then began with the new stuff. I even recall reading that they were going to keep Regina Hall on here and there as needed. I do think firing her was a mistake as she was one of the few standouts.

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My understanding is that they had episodes filmed that were being held. Are they scrapping their episodes and jumping forward with the revamp? I honestly think instead of the break they should've burned those episodes off then began with the new stuff. I even recall reading that they were going to keep Regina Hall on here and there as needed. I do think firing her was a mistake as she was one of the few standouts.

They scrapped already taped episodes?! That's DUMB! And a waste of money!

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