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'Law & Order: LA' Filming Episode Loosely Based on Ronni Chasen's Murder

Law and Order: Los Angeles
NBC
"Law & Order: Los Angeles"

The legal procedural returns with a two-hour episode April 11 on NBC.

An upcoming episode of NBC’s Law & Order: Los Angeles may be loosely based on the murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen.

The legal procedural, which returns from its hiatus with a two-hour episode on April 11 at 9 p.m., is currently filming an episode entitled “Benedict Canyon.”

The story centers on the murder of a Hollywood stylist in what appears to be a random robbery gone bad. But, the team soon learns that it was a murder for hire, with dark family secrets from the past as the motive for the killing.

Jobeth Williams and Jeff Fahey guest star in the episode, which has no airdate scheduled.

A rep told The Hollywood Reporter that LOLA is a work of fiction, though storylines featured in the Law & Order franchise have had similarities to real-life cases.

Chasen was shot five times while driving in her Mercedes Benz in Beverly Hills after attending the Burlesque premiere on an early Tuesday morning in November.

LOLA had been benched for creative retooling in mid-January. Skeet Ulrich, Regina Hall and Megan Boone exited the drama, while the roles of Terrence Howard and Alfred Molina were expanded.

The news was first reported by Entertainment Weekly.