NBC may soon be entirely made of live and/or Dick Wolf productions.
The network has given a series order to Law and Order: You the Jury, a live, non-fiction version of its popular and sprawling Law and Order franchise.
You the Jury will, funnily enough, allow you to play the jury in live, non-murder legal cases as they play out on TV. Viewers will determine the verdict and even weigh in on the trials as they happen.
So, if you feel as though your many years of watching Law and Order have turned you into a semi-competent law expert, now's your chance to put those skills to good use!
Law and Order: You the Jury would be Dick Wolf's fifth show that is currently airing on NBC, including Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Law and Order: SVU. If things keep progressing like this, NBC will be all Dick Wolf and Neil Patrick Harris dressed as a bellhop.
In case you didn't watch last night's debut of Best Time Ever, you missed NBC's latest foray into live TV. You also missed NPH and Reese Witherspoon climbing a tower 15 stories up in the air, which was both terrifying and exhilarating, even from the comfort of our couch at home.
NBC's only returning comedy from last season, Undateable, is also going all live this season, following its successful live episode last season, and of course, NBC is also home to the most classic of all live broadcasts, Saturday Night Live. So if anyone can make a live courtroom show work, it's probably NBC.
(E! and NBC are both part of the NBC Universal family.)