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NBC puts ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ on shelf

'Parenthood' to stay in Tuesday 10 p.m. slot

NBC is feeling good about “Parenthood,” giving the family drama the 10 p.m. Tuesday timeslot.

Move comes at the expense of “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” which has undergone casting changes, including shifting Alfred Molina’s character from a district attorney to a LAPD detective. Skeet Ulrich is gone, as are regulars Regina Hall and Megan Boone.

“LOLA,” which didn’t launch until late September, was set to return to the timeslot Feb. 8, but the Peacock has been happy with “Parenthood” and didn’t want to take it off the air. Skein, from Universal Media Studios, scored a 2.2 rating/6 share in the 18-49 demo last week. That was only a fraction below CBS’ popular Julianna Margulies drama “The Good Wife,” which scored a 2.3/6.

“The Good Wife,” though, handily outperforms “Parenthood” in total viewers — 12.2 million vs. 5.6 million — while both have proved too tough for ABC’s entry, “Detroit 1-8-7.”

NBC gave “LOLA,” which has been a ratings disappointment, a full 22-episode order but only eight have aired. “Parenthood” will likely finish its run before May and “LOLA” might return to the timeslot when “Parenthood” signs off. Either way, the net will find a place for “LOLA” before the season ends.

Reshuffling could be good for “Harry’s Law,” which was supposed to run six consecutive Mondays before taking a hiatus. David E. Kelley’s drama starring Kathy Bates opened respectably this week with a 2.1/6 and 11 million viewers and now may go a full 13 episodes in a row before signing off.

On the reality front, NBC said it’s not ready to go ahead with the second season of “The Marriage Ref.” Show, created by Jerry Seinfeld, was supposed to begin March 6 with a few creative changes, including bringing the couples into the studio, but its return date is now on hold.

Instead, “America’s Next Great Restaurant” will debut March 6 at 8 p.m. From “Top Chef” and “Project Runway” shingle Magical Elves, skein gives contestants a chance to see their new-restaurant ideas come to fruition.

Acting as both mentors and investors are chefs Bobby Flay and Curtis Stone, Chipotle founder Steve Ells and restaurateur-chef Lorena Garcia.

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