Report: 'Law & Order' opens an L.A. office

dick-wolf-getty-320.jpg "Law & Order" may be going bicoastal in the fall.

NBC has reportedly picked up 13 episodes of a West Coast version of the show to air next season. Deadline.com says the network picked up 13 episodes of "Law & Order: Los Angeles" for the fall, where it will join "Law & Order: SVU" and very possibly the "L&O" mothership, which the site says is looking "pretty good" to return for a 21st season.

NBC isn't commenting on the report.

Blake Masters, who created the Showtime series "Brotherhood," is on board as a writer for "Lola," as "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf has been calling the new show. There's no word on a cast yet.

NBC Entertainment president Angela Bromstad said in January that she had talked with Wolf about developing an L.A.-based extension of the brand. Since then, though, there's been little public chatter about the new version, even through the frenzy of pilot casting season.

NBC will announce its 2010-11 lineup on May 17.

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