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.
NBC has renewed Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for a record-setting 21st season, making the show the longest-running live-action primetime series in American TV history. The series will surpass the record of 20 seasons currently held by its parent show, Law & Order (1990-2010) and CBS’s Gunsmoke (1955-75). (The Simpsons remains the all-time leader for any primetime show in both seasons at 30, with two more to come, and episodes, currently at 657.)
Episodes of three of the network’s dramas, Chicago Fire, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Chicago P.D., will share a story line about an effort to crack a child pornography ring.
Law & Order: SVU will return for a 14th season, while Dick Wolf’s Chicago Fire stars The Vampire Diaries‘ Taylor Kinney and House‘s Jesse Spencer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez is suing the producers of television’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” alleging she was injured during the filming of a 2009 episode in New York City. Perez says in the lawsuit filed Wednesday that she was “recklessly pulled, grabbed, yanked, wrenched and/or manhandled” during filming […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A star of the TV series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is getting her own taste of law and order – in real life. New York City prosecutors say Tamara Tunie was swindled of more than $1 million by her business manager. Tunie plays medical examiner Melinda Warner on the […]