'Parenthood' stays put; NBC postpones return of 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'
Image Credit: Art Streiber/NBCNBC put the kibosh on a plan to move Parenthood to Mondays and will keep it on Tuesdays at 10 to give Law & Order: Los Angeles more time to reboot itself now that three of the original stars are leaving the freshman drama. New episodes of Parenthood will now air on Tuesdays for the remainder of the season while LOLA will return on a day to be determined.
The Peacock also announced other changes to the schedule. The new competition series America’s Next Great Restaurant will debut on Sunday, March 6 instead of the previously announced date of Wednesday, March 16. The Marriage Ref — which was meant for the Sunday slot — will return at a later date.
Alfred Molina will step up to replace Skeet Ulrich on LOLA, even though he’s already on the show as a district attorney. He will continue to play Ricardo Morales, but it will be revealed that his character was on the Los Angeles Police Department for 15 years, and earned the rank of detective. His frustrations as a prosecutor reach a tipping point and he decides to return to the police force. Terrence Howard, whose character Jonah Dekker alternated with Molina’s Morales, will now be in every episode.