NBC Renews ‘Law & Order: SVU’ for Season 19

The long-running police procedural recently celebrated 400 episodes

Last Updated: May 12, 2017 @ 4:27 PM

The long-running Dick Wolf police procedural, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” will continue to be long-running.

NBC announced Friday that it’ll be renewing the show for its 19th season.

The show stars Lt. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) as a veteran of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, which investigates sexually-based crimes.

The drama also stars Ice T as Sgt. Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, Kelli Giddish as Det. Amanda Rollis, Peter Scanavino as Det. Dominick “Sonny” Carisi and Raul Esparza as Assistant District Attorney Rafael Barba.

“SVU” recently reached a milestone few TV shows ever reach: the 400th episode. It was directed by Hargitay and aired on Feb. 8, 2017.

In the criminal justice system, sexually-based crimes are considered especially ratings worthy. The 400th episode seized the best numbers the show had since September.

Among current series, NBC renewed “Great News,” which joins “The Blacklist,” “Blindspot,” “Taken” and three of four of Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” shows. On the flip side, the network has canceled “Timeless,” “Emerald City,” “The Blacklist: Redemption” and “Powerless.”

NBC has also picked up several other new series including “Good Girls,” “AP Bio,” “Rise” sci-fi drama “Reverie” and “The Brave,” previously titled “For God and Country.”

For musical fans, the network will be adapting the classic “Jesus Christ Superstar” for a live musical on Easter 2018.

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