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Schumer says ‘Law and Order’ belongs in NYC, not LA

Laura Donovan Contributor

New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer wants “Law and Order” to be filmed in his home state again.

“LA is a great city, but Law & Order is much better in NYC,” the Democrat tweeted on Thursday.

The NBC series, which used to be filmed in New York, switched locations last year and changed its title to, “Law & Order: Los Angeles.” Dick Wolf and Universal Media Studios announced in May that the program would be axed since it wasn’t enough of a hit with viewers. The creators reworked the program in the middle of the season, but ratings continued to fall.

According to the New York Daily News, Schumer took matters into his own hands by writing a note to NBC programming chairman Bob Greenblatt to bring “Law & Order” back to the Big Apple.

“With ‘Law & Order,’ there are two separate yet equally important ingredients for success: the plot lines, which provide the drama, and New York, which provides the backdrop for hundreds of stories ripped right from the headlines,” Schumer said in a statement. “Now that the L.A. experiment is over, it’s time to bring ‘Law & Order’ home to New York, where it belongs.”

Schumer added that the series could has the potential to boost to New York City’s economy.

“I know that New Yorkers and our local businesses would welcome the opportunity to see such a great show reunited with such a great city,” Schumer wrote.