May 9, 2018

NBC announced this evening that Law & Order: Special Victims Unit will be returning for a 20th season. The move is not a surprise, as the veteran procedural continues to be a solid performer for the network on Wednesday nights.

The pick-up continues the show's streak as the longest-running drama currently on the air. It also moves it into a tie for being the longest-running drama in television history, alongside the original Law & Order and 1950s western Gunsmoke.

Look for the Season 20 premiere of Law & Order: SVU this fall.