NBC renews ‘Law & Order: SVU’, ‘Chicago’ dramas for three years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC is giving three-year renewals to its drama series from veteran producer Dick Wolf, including the perennial Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

The pick-ups for the Law & Order series and Wolf’s three Chicago-set dramas are part of a new five-year deal to keep his Wolf Entertainment production company at Universal Television.

Universal Television has been his studio home base for 36 years, NBC said yesterday. “Dick Wolf has proven time and time again that he makes shows audiences love,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy said in a statement.

Law & Order: SVU, which stars Mariska Hargitay and is in its 21st season, already holds the record for longest-running, live-action prime-time TV series. The other renewed series, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med, are relative kids, ranging from five to eight seasons so far. Wolf’s deal follows his recent agreement with NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, Peacock, which will make the Law & Order and Chicago series franchises available to its users.

Wolf’s series produced for other networks include CBS’ FBI and newcomer FBI: Most Wanted.

The casts of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. PHOTO: NBC UNIVERSAL