Lots of movement with Gothamist's old, reliable standby, Law & Order. First of all, NBC is moving L&O from Wednesday at 10PM to 9PM. While an hour might not mean much, it actually means our head will explode, with Lost at 9PM on Wednesdays as is Veronica Mars. But this frees up Project Runway at 10PM!! We imagine Dick Wolf is pissed off to have to go head to head with Lost, but maybe that's better than going head to head with CSI: New York, which sucks, but has been putting up a good fight and winning the timeslot occasionally. Or perhaps Wolfie's silence was bought with NBC's go-ahead to his new drama with ADA Alex Cabot (Stephanie March/Mrs. Bobby Flay), Conviction (shh - it's character-driven).
- Mariska Hargitay is going on maternity leave this March - we can only hope that there will be more episodes with ME Warner at the center, as we've been watching Tamara Tunie since her days as "Jessica" on As the World Turns.
- Lawyers are theatrical in court during closing arguments, perhaps because of our Law & Order - not to mention other legal drama - watching habits.
- And S. Epatha Merkerson makes an appearance on Overheard in New York.