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Report: NBC Cancels Law And Order After 20 Seasons

NBC has decided to cancel the police-and-courtroom drama "Law and Order" after 20 seasons, the website Deadline Hollywood published Thursday.

The show, which led to at least four spin-offs including "Special Victims' Unit," "Criminal Intent," "Trial By Jury" and "Conviction," has experienced "soft ratings" over the past few runs, the report stated.

The cancellation of Law and Order ties the show with "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running television series on NBC.

NBC Universal, the parent company of the NBC Network, has not released official confirmation on the state of the series.

Law & Order can currently be seen in syndication on the Turner Network Television cable channel. A fifth spinoff, "Law and Order: Los Angeles," is expected to debut on NBC this fall.

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