Why Does Law and Order Hate Its Cast?

Tv deaths and characters/actors leaving always seem to get press. When the DUI twins got kicked of Lost it was practically a front page story. When Marissa died on the OC, every annoying 12 year old in the world cried. Tv deaths and characters leaving are always press worthy, unless you're on Law and Order.

Law and Order has the biggest turnover of any television show. Actors are in and out of that show quicker than a Renee Zellwegger marraige. My big question is why do so many people leave Law and Order? I'm thinking it's a decent paycheck, and most people who leave Law and Order don't exactly go onto to bigger and better shows. The weirder part is that most of the characters just dissipear, never to be mentioned again. And in rare cases they get the luxury of a nice onscreen death(ie Jill Hennesey[by car crash] and Annie Parisse(murdered).

By far the most memorable Law and Order exit for me has been Elizabeth Rohm's ADA Serena Southerlyn(2001-2005). Southerlyn was pretty much fired for being too involved in her work. Her response to the firing? 'Is this because of a lesbian?' That line came as a shock to all watchers because it came out of nowhere. The screen faded to black seconds later leaving fans only able to shout WTF at their tv's.

I think actors leave the show because of it's structure. The case of the week is always the star, which doesn't give the actor very much range to work with. Law and Order never focuses on a character or their backstory, the most they do is throw out the occasional line (like Southerlyn's lesbian remark). I feel without a stable cast the show suffers, and fans can't get attached.

So what do you guys think?


11 Responses to “Why Does Law and Order Hate Its Cast?”

  1. 1 Roy
    June 8, 2006 at 1:06 am

    Shocking! –rofb7h2h

  2. June 8, 2006 at 2:40 am

    What's shocking is that someone actually commented! Hurray!

  3. 3 Aaron
    October 17, 2007 at 12:58 am

    I have a theory that, when their contracts are up for renewal, the ADAs get fired in favour of someone cheaper.

    As for Elizabeth Rohm, I think her character was always a lesbian. Watching the reruns you I think there are subtle clues if you look for them.

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