Twenty years is a hell of a run, and to end in a tie with “Gunsmoke” for prime time longevity is to be in the best of company.
There’s still “SVU,” “CI,” and this fall, “L & O Los Angeles,” to be known as “LOLA” (Where they drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry cola. Sorry I had to).
But here’s what I didn’t know. “Law & Order,” the mothership, supported many more people than Sam Waterston and the cast.