In the latest TV show ratings, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU led Thursday both in total viewers and in the demo, while CBS’ Pickled proved to be a dead ball.
For the first time in the history of the Law & Order franchise, all three of Dick Wolf’s dramas on NBC will come together for a special crossover event to help the network kick off its 2022-23 TV season. The action will begin on Law & Order: Organized Crime and continue on Law & Order: SVU before wrapping up on Law & Order. The three-hour event will air Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8-11 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and on Peacock the next day.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is losing a detective. Kelli Giddish, who portrays Amanda Rollins on the NBC drama, will depart during the upcoming 24th season. She will be in at least the premiere episode. Exact details regarding her exit were not provided by the network.
The Law & Order universe has staged its fair share of crossovers, but it’s never dun-dun this before. A crossover involving all three of NBC’s Law & Order series — that’s the revived mothership, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime — is being eyed to launch the trio’s respective new seasons on Thursday, Sept. 22, sources confirm.
Coyote co-creator/executive producer David Graziano has been named the new showrunner of Law & Order: SVU for the venerable NBC drama series’ upcoming 24th season. He succeeds Warren Leight who stepped down as showrunner at the end of the current 23rd season after a total of eight years at the helm across two stints.
Warren Leight is leaving Law & Order: SVU after serving as an executive producer and showrunner on the venerable NBC crime drama for the past three seasons. It was his second stint at the helm of the Wolf Entertainment series. Leight announced his exit on Twitter Tuesday night, after wrapping production on the current 23rd season of SVU.
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Josh Wallwork, a member of the costume and wardrobe department on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has died from coronavirus complications. He was 45. The news was shared by SVU showrunner Warren Leight on Thursday. Wallwork had been employed on SVU since 2018, and he had also worked on Madam Secretary, The Get Down and Bull.
Law & Order: SVU hit season highs in both key ratings measures on Wednesday night. Airing at 9 p.m. on NBC, SVU drew a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.1 million viewers. Not only is that the show’s best ratings in its current 19th season, it is also it’s most watched episode since September of last year. It was up by approximately 36% in the demo and 42% in total viewers compared to last week.
The network has tacked on an additional episode to the current seasons of first-year breakout Blindspot and Dick Wolf’s trio of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Law & Order: SVU — bringing their respective episode counts to 23.
Earning additional season orders for the 2015-16 television season are The Blacklist (season three), Chicago Fire (season four), Chicago PD (season three), Law & Order: SVU (season 17) and Grimm (season five), the network announced. Still waiting for word on their futures are midseason entry Hannibal, which typically is renewed over the summer; as well as NBC’s one returning comedy from last season About a Boy.
The actor behind Captain Donald Cragen will leave the NBC procedural this season. Florek has played Cragen for all 15 seasons of L&O: SVU and boarded the spinoff after appearing as the character on the original Law & Order from 1990 to 1993.
NBC has handed the expected early renewals to its stronger drama series, freshmen Revolution and Chicago Fire as well as Parenthood, Grimm and veteran Law & Order: SVU. All have received full-season, 22-episode pickups.
Five of network TV’s most established shows have undergone major cast changes since last season, spurred by contract disputes, growing movie careers and creative crises.
Modern Family received a 28% boost from DVR viewing in the season premiere week ratings. That’s according to an analysis of live-plus-same day versus live-plus-three-day ratings information. CSI, Law & Order: SVU and Parenthood were among the other shows that scored large percentage gains from delayed viewing.
Following negotiations with NBC that didn’t result in a deal, Meloni will be leaving the veteran crime drama after 12 seasons.