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NBC Renews ‘Law & Order: SVU’ and ‘Chicago Med’ for 2016-17

'SVU' Will Become the Third Longest Running Scripted Drama in the History of Television

Producer Dick Wolf, who just renewed his deal with NBC through 2020, is now four for four in the renewal department with early picks-ups issued to veteran “Law & Order: SVU” and freshman “Chicago Med.” This will take “SVU” into season 18, which will make it the third longest running scripted network drama in the history of television (behind “Gunsmoke” and parent “Law & Order,” each at 20 seasons), and “Chicago Med” into season two. They join previously renewed “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD.”

“Chicago Med” is now the second freshman network series renewed for next season, followed by “Blindspot,” also on NBC.

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