March 21, 2024

NBC announced today that Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has been renewed for Season 26. The news comes midway through the show's current 25th season, which will be its shortest to-date at 13 episodes due to last year's writers strike.

While not a surprise given its continued strong performance, the news does extend the veteran procedural's already record-setting run as American television's longest-running scripted live-action series. It will hit the 550-episode mark next month.

Franchise mate 'Law & Order' was renewed today as well for the 2024-2025 season, though 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' is still in discussions for renewal.