Seriously, NBC? Seriously?! You're thinking of canceling Law & Order? One of, like, five (and no, I'm not joking) television programs I still actually watch? What exactly would you replace it with? Another scintillating "reality" program like The Marriage Ref and Celebrity Apprentice?
Here's a thought: do you think maybe the ratings have slagged a bit because of your Let's Put Jay Leno On Every Blessed Night At 10PM debacle and the fact that you kept playing Russian roulette with their time slot? (Wednesdays? Fridays? No wait! It's Mondays!). And have you actually watched the show recently? Ever since they brought in the yummers Linus Roache, moved Jack McCoy into the DA job, and went back to two male cops (seriously, the Beauty Queen chick damn near killed me), the show has been surprisingly fresh. Hell, the chemistry between McCoy, Cutter and Rubirosa is reason enough to make it appointment TV.
And of course, now you're thinking of canceling it.
Give Dick Wolf however much money he wants, because as your executives should realize by now - it's all about making Wendy happy.
And you don't want to see me when I'm not happy. Just sayin'.