Monday, October 5, 2009

How USA Network has Wronged Criminal Intent

Which one of these is not like the other? (Eames- “Brother's Keeper”)

Season 6 - NBC
Season 7 - USA
Season 8 - USA
Our Heroes in the Back?

How USA Network Has Wronged Law and Order: Criminal Intent
2007 – Season 7
When LOCI was moved from NBC to USA, we fans were worried. How would the move go? Would Vincent and Kathyrn be happy at USA? Our worries were calmed when we saw a massive promotional campaign for our show. Characters Welcome! Our heroes were being treated well. Vincent and Kathryn said “We're feeling the love.” All was well in LOCI – land. The ratings were great and USA Network was lauded for the successful transition. Chris Noth departed the show at the end of the season and Jeff Goldblum was signed up for the alternate eight episodes of Season 8.
2008 – Season 8
LOCI was delayed from Fall 2008 to Winter 2009 to Spring 2009. Most of the fans waited, but some gave up and moved on to other shows. During the break, there was blatant promotion of the new cast member, (Characters Welcome!) while the core cast that established the fan base and core viewership was virtually ignored. When the show finally aired in April 2009, it became apparent that the shows for the alternate team were changing the direction and tone of the show. To make matters worse, the Goren and Eames episodes were aired, not as written and filmed, but grossly out of order to the detriment of the terrific job Mr. D'Onofrio had done to show the recovery of Detective Robert Goren. For an excellent summary of how those episodes were supposed to air, go to:

Because of the above mentioned USA Network errors, ratings were not as high, but LOCI still performed well and made millions of dollars for both USA Network and NBCU.
2009 – Season 9
It is rumored that our favorite actors who portray our adored characters, Goren and Eames, have been offered only half their current salaries for Season Nine. We don’t know for sure if that happened, but for Mr. D'Onofrio to walk away, it seems pretty likely. Vincent D'Onofrio is a TV detective icon and a template for a plethora of new shows. He deserves much better treatment than USA Network has given him, as does Ms. Erbe, who through the years has turned her character into a strong role model for all women via a first rate performance. But apparently, their characters are no longer welcome. They don't fit into the light and fluffy USA Network box. But we don't want Fluff! We want Goren and Eames! Let's tell everyone of our plight to save Goren and Eames!
The following is the Monday Hit list.
Remember quantity is just as important as the quality of our messages.

NPR: Sue Goodwin:

NPR: Neal Conan:

emails to:

Lynn Weiss, +1-818-777-6682,

Farrah Hersh, +1-212-664-4137,

Mark Miller, Senior VP-Cable Entertainment Sales 212-664-2208
Gotta let this guy know we will boycott all advertisers.

And of course send your postcards (more than 1!) to:

Bonnie HammerPresidentNBCU Cable Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions
3000 West Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91523-0002

Some suggestions to write about:

To Sue Goodwin and Neal Conan at NPR:
Send them an email about the campaign and include the new blogspot:
Tell them how USA Network has wronged LOCI. Fill them in on the Fluff campaign too!

To everyone listed at NBCUNI:
Let them know how upset and unhappy we are with their decision to let VDO & KE go and ask them to reconsider.

On Postcards: Again, let Ms. Hammer know just how upset and unhappy we are! Ask her to reconsider.

***Contributors to text: quietfireca and naramoonbeam


  1. Pero por supuesto que Goren-Eames, son un icono dentro de la serie, lamentablemente parece que a los producteroes porco les importa lo que opinen los expectadores que al fina para nosotros ellos hacen la serie. Lamentablemente tenemos que buscar otras serie que reeplazar, existen muchas nuevas que se estrenan en otros canales, esa seria la opocion hasta tanto no vuelvan Goren-Eames. Para colmo parece mas bello aun.

  2. By eliminating the best partnership on Law and Order(Goren and Eames) this year you have ruined the show. I can only tell you, that I watch the show because of them, and no one else.
    I want them back on tv. The fans have spoken, your ratings will drop. You are mnaking a big mistake, let Mr. Wolf pay attention to the fans.

  3. By eliminating D'Onofrio and Erbe, April 6, 2010, I have eliminated LOCI from my dvr's scheduled recording of LOCI. You have made a big mistake, USA! How could you!!

  4. Un lamentable error es el haaber sacado de la serie a D'Oofrio, Goldblum nada tiene que hacer en la serie, no llena el espacio dejado por Goren, ahora seguiré viendo lo capitulos viejos, hasta que vuelvan a reponer a D'Onofrio