Both Law Y Law & Order: Organized Crime We will return for new seasons. NBC has renewed Law for a 22nd season and a spin-off Organized crime for a third season.
The renewals are not unexpected as both series were expected to continue.
Previously Renewed NBC Law & Order: SVU as part of a three-year renewal for what will be its 24th season, extending its record as the longest-running primetime live-action series of all time, and making it three for three for the Dick Wolf series.
Law it was revived for a 21st season last year, 11 1/2 years after NBC abruptly canceled it.
The renewals mean that Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television have six series from the venerable creator renewed on the network; Chicago Fire, Chicago Police Y Chicago Med received three-year renewals at the same time SVU. Wolf and UTV also recently scored two season renewals for FBI, FBI: Most Wanted and FBI: International on CBS.
Both Law & Order: SVU Y Organized crime underwent recent showrunner changes. Earlier this month, Warren Leight came out SVU after serving as executive producer and showrunner on the crime drama for the past three seasons. It was his second stint at the helm of the Wolf Entertainment series. Ilene Chaiken came out as showrunner for Organized crime in February and was replaced by Barry O’Brien for the rest of the season.
“The iconic Law The brand has long been synonymous with NBC and we couldn’t be more excited to bring these three dramas back for the 2022-23 season,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted programming, NBCU Entertainment and Streaming. “It’s a testament to the brilliance of Dick Wolf’s storytelling that audiences continue to be captivated by these unforgettable characters week after week, year after year.”
As Law returned in February 2022, NBC ranked #1 on Thursday nights in the show 18-49 with all its Law franchise lineup. Law & Order: Organized Crime is #1 in its 10pm Thursday timeslot on the 18-49 demo and all key adult demos.
“Dreams do come true,” said executive producer Dick Wolf. “The full lineup renewals on Wednesday and Thursday nights are the ultimate verification of our partnership with NBC and Universal Television. I personally want to thank the talented writers and actors, the producers who keep the trains running on time, and the crews who tirelessly produce outstanding shows despite a never-before-experienced degree of difficulty due to the pandemic.”
The new installment of Law, from Dick Wolf and writer/showrunner Rick Eid, continues the classic forked format and once again examines “The police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute criminals.”
Sam Waterston, Anthony Anderson, Jeffrey Donovan, Camryn Manheim, Hugh Dancy and Odelya Halevi star.
Law is produced by Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, a division of the Universal Studio Group. Wolf, Eid, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.
Law & Order: Organized Crime brought SVU’s Christopher Meloni character Elliot Stabler back into the fold in the NYPD’s organized crime unit. The series follows detectives from the Organized Crime Control Bureau as they work to dismantle New York City’s most vicious and violent illegal businesses.
Danielle Moné Truitt stars as Stabler’s sergeant and partner Ayanna Bell, along with Tamara Taylor, Ainsley Seiger and Dylan McDermott.
The series was created by Wolf, who is executive producing along with showrunner Barry O’Brien, Terry Miller, Fred Berner, Arthur W. Forney, and Peter Jankowski.