"It was a tentpole!!!" —Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock
The NBC comedy writers are trying to tell us something: Canceling NBC drama Law & Order was a chump move. Both 30 Rock and The Office had Law & Order-themed runners last night—vice president for television and microwave programming Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) couldn't believe it when he learned that someone had shut down landmark series Law & Order, and then when Michael Scott (Steve Carell) auditioned for a community-theater production of Sweeney Todd, he single-handedly reenacted an entire L&O episode.
We think these guys are on to something. L&O should come back, and here's why: