The network announced Tuesday that it is bringing the cops-and-courts police drama back for a 21st season. When the show left the airwaves in May 2010, it was tied with CBS’s Gunsmoke for the longest running primetime TV drama.
Dick Wolf is spearheading another extension of his venerable Law & Order franchise, and this time he has partnered with one of the key people behind another hugely successful procedural drama franchise from the last two decades, CSI‘s Carol Mendelsohn.
The network has given the green light to FBI: International, its second spinoff of Dick Wolf’s burgeoning franchise. Additionally, FBI and FBI: Most Wanted have been renewed for next season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A TV writer who has worked on “S.W.A.T.” and “Chicago P.D.” was fired from an upcoming “Law & Order” spin-off because of online posts about social unrest in Los Angeles. Craig Gore was dropped from NBC’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime” by franchise creator Dick Wolf. “I will not tolerate this […]
A beloved TV character is coming back. NBC has given a 13-episode series order to a new Dick Wolf crime drama series starring Christopher Meloni reprising his Law & Order: SVU role as Elliot Stabler. The drama, which marks the actor’s return to Wolf World, revolves around the NYPD organized crime unit led by Stabler. It is the first show to come out of the massive new five-year, nine-figure, multi-platform deal Wolf signed with Universal Television last month.
The network hands out three-year renewals to the prolific producer for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and his three Chicago series as part of a new five-year deal to keep his Wolf Entertainment production company at Universal Television.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit‘s 21st season launch makes it the longest running primetime live-action series in U.S. TV history and will finally fulfill a goal that eluded show creator Dick Wolf nine years ago with the original Law & Order.
Former CBS exec David Brownfield will be the EVP programming at Wolf Entertainment, overseeing all of the company’s scripted programming. Brownfield spent nine as CBS’s SVP of current programming.
Veteran television producer Dick Wolf, best known for creating the Law & Order franchise, is eyeing a cross-network crossover between his CBS freshman procedural FBI or its in-the-works spinoff FBI: Most Wanted and one of his NBC shows, such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit or Chicago P.D.
Fox is pushing deeper into unscripted programming after the breakout of The Masked Singer, re-teaming with producer Dick Wolf on First Responders Live. Hosted by Josh Elliott, the show will premiere June 12.
ABC, which is rebooting its iconic series NYPD Blue, also is looking to bring back another 1990s New York cop drama, Dick Wolf’s New York Undercover. The project from Wolf Entertainment is expected to be a co-production between Universal TV, where the company is based, and ABC Studios. Wolf would executive produce.
NBC said Tuesday that it’s ordered 13 episodes of Law & Order: Hate Crimes. The drama from Law & Order creator Dick Wolf is based on New York state’s Hate Crimes Task Force. The show will be introduced in the upcoming 20th season of sister program Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
CBS has made a 13-episode series order from Dick Wolf for a new procedural that will take him off his usual network and out of his regular corner of law enforcement. The tentatively-titled “FBI” will cover the inner workings of the bureau’s New York office, and it will be Wolf’s first drama series launching off NBC since 2003.
Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med have all been renewed for the 2017-18 season. However, no decision has yet been made on the fourth addition to the Windy City franchise, Chicago Justice, which premiered earlier this year, or on producer Dick Wolf’s fifth scripted series at NBC, Law & Order: SVU.
Starting this summer, the NBCUniversal cable network will revamp its programming strategy to focus its entire schedule on crime-related programming with appeal to young women. The plan has been under consideration for some time, ever since the cabler’s Friday-Monday “Crime Time” programming block began to show real signs of life in the ratings.
Law & Order is set to tackle true crime with a new anthology series that is currently in development at NBC. The first installment of Law & Order: True Crime, from executive producer Dick Wolf, will dramatize the trial of brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez for the 1989 murder of their parents.
Thirty years into his tenure at Universal Television, Dick Wolf continues to be the studio’s top drama producer. And now Wolf, who accomplished the rare feat of creating two hugely successful drama franchises — Law & Order and Chicago — is extending his stay with a new blockbuster deal. The five-year pact with NBCUniversal, which will keep Wolf at the company through 2020, came after months of negotiations.
A few years ago, the producer behind the Law & Order empire at NBC saw his three primetime shows cut back to one, and was stung when the original series was canceled just shy of setting a record for the longest-running scripted prime-time show. He settled for a tie. Now, Wolf makes the Chicago trilogy of dramas for NBC and is talking about a fourth.
NBC has given the greenlight to six episodes of a live courtroom drama from Dick Wolf. The project, which was sold to the network in May, also features a new title: Law & Order: You the Jury.
Dick Wolf’s one-hour reality court show with the working title You the Jury will join the NBC slate, the network announced today. The show, which will be live and will let viewers decide the verdict in real-life civil cases, joins Wolf’s other NBC programs that include Law and Order: SVU and the recently greenlit Chicago Med.
Leslie Moonves, Al Michaels, Bob Schieffer, Dick Wolf, Ron Howard and the late Philo Farnsworth, who invented electronic television, were honored at ceremonies Monday night in Los Angeles that drew a glittering industry crowd.