There is great news for the Law & Order SVU fans. Their contract has been renewed and they have a 16th season that will come out and showcase on NBC.
A lot of thing have changed for SVU over the last couple of years. Chris Meloni left the show, and others joined the case. This has not affected the shows rating as it continues to be high. This was not an easy task to get another season to star on NBC. There were lengthy negotiations between NBC and the producer of the show Dick Wolf.
The Star of the show Mariska Hargitay is expected to return to the show for the 16th season. She is the only one that has been with the show since it first started. Actors have come and gone from the show, however Mariska Hargitay has been with the show since the beginning.
So how did the renewal come about? At first SVU was not on the list of renewals that came out in March. The reason for this was because the director of the show Wolf was asked to take a pay cut, in order for the show to be able to come back. Wolf was unwilling to do this. For a while it looked like the show was not going to come back and new episodes would not be filmed. The crew was so sure that this show was done that showruner Warren Leight was looking into other jobs. Once it became more apparent that the show was going to go on, Leight recommitted to another season with SVU. This would make the third series for Wolf to be renewed by NBC. Chicago Fire and Chicago PD had already been renewed. SVU would make the third one for Wolf. The show is averaging 8.4 million viewers. This is an increase from last season. Wolf would like to surpass Gunsmokes 20 seasons of renewals, and SVU might be the one to do it for him. SVU is the only one of the Law & Order series that is still in production. All of the other Law & Order series have already been cancelled.
So now SVU fans can look forward to another season of exciting drama. This series is a popular show on television with a lot of fans who enjoy the episodes. Whether or not this will be the last season for SVU is anyone’s guess. Hopefully the seasons will continue.