February 1, 2016

NBC announced today that Law & Order: SVU has been renewed for an 18th season in 2016-2017. Premiering back in 1999, television's longest-running on-air drama continues to be a solid performer for the network after an incredible seventeen years in prime time.

Along with extending SVU's run, the network also extended its relationship with producer Dick Wolf with a new 5-year deal that keeps him at NBCUniversal through 2020. Wolf has two successful franchises on the network with Law & Order as well as the Chicago series of shows both spawning multiple spin-offs.