NBC has decided to renew all Dick Wolf franchises. The Chicago Franchise, which consists of P.D., Fire, and Med, as well as the long running Law & Order SVU.
With the season 20 renewal SVU has now tied Gunsmoke and the original Law & Order for the record for longest-running drama series ever. It’s almost a given that SVU will be renewed past season 20, as all executive want to see it break Gunsmoke’s record. SVU also ties, P.D. as the second highest rated drama on the network. SVU has been described as one of the most relevant TV shows on TV in the MeeToo era.
NBC is also looking to create a medical block of TV by pairing Chicago Med with new drama New Amsterdam. There is still no word on Dick Wolf’s other Law & Order offshoot, True Crime.