MSNBC is reporting that NBC (wonder how they got the exclusive?) will not renew the original "Law & Order" at the upcoming conclusion of its 20th season, leaving it tied with "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running scripted show in television history. The show won the Emmy for Best Drama in 1997.
The cancellation was confirmed Thursday by a person close to the show's production. The final episode will air May 24.