Law & Order: Los Angeles won't be returning to the NBC schedule any time soon.
The series was expected to return Feb. 8, but NBC sent out a release on Tuesday stating that they had pulled the show indefinitely from the schedule. The last episode of Law & Order: Los Angeles aired Dec. 1.
Parenthood will instead remain in the Tuesday at 10/9c timeslot for the remainder of the season. The family drama was originally scheduled to move to Mondays at 10/9c beginning in March.
The announcement comes on the heels of what appears to be a massive revamp of the fifth edition of Dick Wolf's Law & Order franchise. Series regulars Skeet Ulrich, Regina Hall and Megan Boone will be written out of the show before the season ends.
A show rep denied that the scheduling change was caused entirely by the recent cast shake-up. "It certainly gives it a little more breathing room," the rep told TVGuide.com. "It gives the show a chance to catch its breath and to continue to implement those changes."
When Law & Order: Los Angeles does return, both Alfred Molina and Terrence Howard will be promoted to full-time status. Molina is set to replace Ulrich as the series' lead detective, and will be paired with Corey Stoll.
The network also announced Tuesday that it's moving up the debut of its reality competition show America's Next Great Restaurant from March 16 to Sunday, March 6 at 8/7c, bumping the previously scheduled return of The Marriage Ref, now coming back at a later date.
(Additional reporting by Hanh Nguyen)