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Published:February 10th, 2015 09:36 EST

'Unforgettable' Rises Again Thanks to A&E; will NBC Do the Same in Rebooting 'Law & Order'?

By Garrett Godwin

Poppy Montgomery is returning to television Without a Trace -- because she is Unforgettable, as cable network A&E seeks to bring back the twice-demised procedural for a fourth 13-episode season, according to Deadline.


Based on the short story entitled `The Rememberer`, the series stars Montgomery as Carrie Wells, a NYPD detective whose rare ability to remember everything helps her and partner/love interest Al Burns (Nip/Tuck`s Dylan Walsh) solve the most toughest cases.

Unforgettable premiered on CBS in the fall of 2011 but was canceled after one season despite good ratings.  Plans for the show to be picked up by Lifetime fell through, but CBS changed their minds at the 11th hour and brought Unforgettable back as a summer series in 2013, where it lasted two more seasons before getting the pink slip again.

The news of Unforgettable`s resurrection came shortly after Deadline also reports of a possibility of NBC bringing back the original Law & Order as a limited series.

Created and executive produced by Dick Wolf, it aired from 1990 to 2010 with one simple premise: police and prosecutors work together in the pursuit of capturing criminals and convicting them in a court of law.  However, Law & Order was short of beating the classic Western Gunsmoke (1955-75, CBS) as primetime`s longest-running, live-action series on American television.  

Law & Order spawned a franchise that includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001-07, NBC; 2007-11, USA Network) with Vincent D`Onofrio as eccentric but brilliant Major Case detective Robert `Bobby` Goren`, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), which is already renewed for a 17th season.  SVU stars Golden Globe and Emmy winner Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson, the tough but compassionate sergeant who heads a unit of detectives investigating sex crimes in New York.