‘Chicago’ Shows, ‘Law & Order,’ ‘SVU’ Renewed at NBC

NBC has renewed most — but not all — of the shows in its two biggest franchises for the 2024-25 season.

The network has ordered new seasons of all three of its Chicago dramas — Med, Fire and PD — along with Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU. Notably missing from the list is Law & Order: Organized Crime, whose status is “still under discussion,” according to NBC. All six series come from Dick Wolf’s Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television.

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SVU will add to its record as the longest-running primetime drama in American TV history with a 26th season in 2024-25, while Law & Order — which recently saw the departure of series fixture Sam Waterston — will air its 24th. Chicago Med will hit double digits with its 10th season, Fire will air its 13th and PD its 12th.

Long-tail ratings for all five renewed series are up substantially vs. last season: Per NBC, Chicago Fire is averaging 12.6 million viewers across all platforms over five weeks of viewing, while PD draws 12 million and Med comes in at 10.5 million. Law & Order: SVU averages 11.2 million viewers over 35 days, and Law & Order brings in 7.7 million. (Organized Crime is at 8.4 million viewers over five weeks.)

Organized Crime, which is much more serialized than its fellow Law & Order shows, was initially set as a midseason entry in NBC’s 2023-24 schedule, before last year’s dual labor strikes pushed the entire franchise back. It debuted in January alongside the other two series. The series has also cycled through five different showrunners in its four seasons, with John Shiban helming the current run.

Wolf and Wolf Entertainment’s Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski are executive producers of all five series. Chicago Fire is also executive produced by Derek Haas, Andrea Newman and Reza Tabrizi; Chicago Med, by Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Stephen Hootstein, Eli Talbert, Haas and Matt Olmstead; Chicago PD, by Gwen Sigan, Chad Saxton, Rick Eid, Haas, Gavin Harris, series lead Jason Beghe and Michael Brandt; Law & Order, by Eid, Pamela Wechsler and Alex Hall; and SVU, by David Graziano, Julie Martin, star Mariska Hargitay, Norberto Barba and Kenneth Brown.

The Chicago trio, Law & Order and SVU are the first veteran series NBC has renewed for next season. They join first-year dramas Found and The Irrational on the network’s 2024-25 roster. Keep track of every broadcast scripted renewal, cancellation and series order with THR’s network scorecard.

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