Jesse L. Martin by Virginia Sherwood/NBC Jesse L. Martin by Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Can you imagine NBC without Law & Order? I mean, isn't that like Sesame Street without Big Bird? Donald Trump without the combover? American Idol without the hype? But it could actually happen. According to the Hollywood Reporter, a month into their negotiations, the network and series creator Dick Wolf have yet to agree on a deal to bring back the original L&O and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (which, OK, I can picture NBC without). What's more, they aren't expected to make a final decision until May. Isn't all this going to make it awfully hard for Vincent D'Onofrio to start auditioning for that shiny, happy 7th Heaven spin-off?