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Emmys 2014: In today's TV landscape, it's evolve or die
Emmys 2014: In today's TV landscape, it's evolve or die

Word had it that by the time Warren Leight took over as “Law & Order: SVU” showrunner in the series’ 13th season that the job would be a temporary assignment. “There was a sense that it would be 13 and out. Welcome to the Titanic.” he said. “It needed to be shaken up.” Shaking up any show, much less the longest-running live-action scripted series on TV right now, is tricky. A show in double-digit years is its own brand, with a cadre of loyal fans who may resist change. But a show that can’t evolve is dead in the water. “What’s hard is you’re going up against all of the episodes that have ever aired, all the precious...

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