New drama, 10-11PM, NBC

By EW Staff
Updated September 10, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

NBC may have canceled the flagship L&O series, but clearly the network still believes there’s juice left in the franchise. ”I think there’s lots of stories to tell in L.A., some of which involve celebrities, most of which won’t,” says exec producer René Balcer. The cast certainly has more than enough star power with leads Skeet Ulrich (Scream), Terrence Howard (Iron Man), and Alfred Molina (An Education). Ulrich says his character, Det. Rex Winters, definitely does not exhibit signs of West Coast flakiness. ”I guess the best description is he’s a moralist,” says Ulrich. ”You’re either good or you’re bad, and there’s not much in between.” SEPT. 29