Law and Order SVU – Renewed for a 19th Season

Law & Order: SVU is closing in on mothership Law & Order and Gunsmoke‘s record runs. NBC has renewed the veteran crime drama series for a 19th season, one shy of the current record for longest-running drama series, held jointly by Law & Order and Gunsmoke.

The renewal was never in doubt, it just had to wait for star Mariska Hargitay to close her new deal. “We don’t see a reason why SVU would go anywhere,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in January.

Source: Deadline

The pickup follows renewals for three of Wolf’s Chicago shows, Fire, P.D. and Med. The SVU renewal brings the prolific producer’s scripted drama tally to five for the 2017-18 season, also including Law & Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders. (The fate of first-year legal drama Chicago Justice remains undecided.)

Source: The Hollywood Reporter