Friday, December 03, 2004
Another Law and Order Crisis: Orbach has Cancer
Law and Order: According to EW.com today, " Veteran actor Jerry Orbach has prostate cancer, according to a statement from his manager. Orbach played Det. Lennie Briscoe on the original Law & Order since 1992, but left at the end of last season to headline Law & Order: Trial by Jury, a new spinoff that debuts in January on NBC.
According to Trial by Jury producer Dick Wolf, Orbach's treatment thus far has not interrupted the new show's prodction schedule. ''We expect he'll be fine. He's been playing golf, shooting his episodes and doing real well,'' manager Robert Malcolm told the New York Daily News."
This is possibly even worse news than finding out Elizabeth Rohm wasn't going to be replaced by aomeone interesting, like my secret hope that Reiko Aylesworth reprising her role as a DA in Law & Order: SVU from years back... seriously, it at least sounds like his treatments are going favorably, and hopefully he will continue to live a happy, healthy life... in front of the camera in the new spin-off. We NEEDS our Orbach!