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NBC Renews Quartet of Dick Wolf Dramas

'Law & Order: SVU' Will Now Tie 'Gunsmoke' and 'Law & Order' As the Longest Running Scripted Dramas in the History of Television

Producer Dick Wolf is four for four in the renewal scorecard on NBC, with the network issuing renewals for next season to “Law & Order: SVU” and the trio of Chicago-set hours: “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Med.” This will take “Law & Order: SVU” into season 20, which will tie “Gunsmoke” and parent series “Law & Order” as the longest running scripted dramas in the history of television. “Chicago Fire” heads into season seven, “Chicago PD” season six and “Chicago Med” season four.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Good move by NBC these are some of the most steady and most reliable shows on TV right now and I’m glad NBC didn’t make another mistake like they made last year when they canned Chicago Justice. They need to keep all 4 of these shows as long as possible obviously for SVU it will come down to how long Mariska wants to do the show.