Jeff Goldblum Quits ‘Law & Order’ Due to Shaky Future

August 4th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Aug 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jeff Goldblum has recently decided to walk away from his role as Detective Zach Nichols, which he has played the last tow years, because ‘NBC’ has not decided whether or not there will be another season of the show.

Citing the unknown future of Law & Order, Goldblum handed in his badge and walked away from the television series, with representatives of Jeff Goldblum stating that his departure was because of the uncertainty of the future of the ‘NBC’ television series. The finale of the ninth season was just aired last month. NBC has still not made up their mine whether or not there will be a tenth. The audience has dropped for the once popular series, leaving it with much lower ratings than desired.

The original ‘Law & Order’ show was cancelled in May after twenty seasons, as it was in a tie with ‘Gunsmoke’ as the longest running television show in history. After paving the way for a whole slew of new television drama-type police shows, the last show of the original ‘Law & Order’ show aired on May 24.

‘NBC’ decided that instead of continuing with the long running series, they would create a new “spin-off” series called ‘Law & Order:Los Angeles’ and renew an older spin-off, ‘Law & Order:Special Victims Unit’. The actors and producers of the original series were not told of the cancellation until barely two weeks before the last show aired. Perhaps this in part let to Goldblum’s decision not to wait on NBC’s verdict on his show’s fate.

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