NBC has renewed Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent for the 2006-07 season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.
"Since Law & Order's inception 16 years ago, these well-crafted series have come to define quality dramatic television," said Reilly. "All of us at NBC are grateful to Dick Wolf and his amazing team for producing these extraordinary shows, and we're glad they'll be back again next season."
"We are thrilled that we are continuing to do what this remarkable team has done so successfully for the past 16 years -- create episodes that excite, educate, disturb and sometimes, even infuriate our audiences," said Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer of the Law & Order-branded series.
Entering its 17th season this fall, the venerable and Emmy Award-winning Law & Order drama is the longest-running police series and the second longest-running drama series in the history of television. Filmed entirely on location in New York City, the drama takes a realistic look at crime, justice and the criminal justice system from the dual perspective of police investigators and prosecuting attorneys.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Tuesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) is in its seventh season and the pickup will mark its eighth season. The series chronicles the life and crimes of the elite Special Victims Unit of the New York Police Department and is also filmed entirely on location in New York City and New Jersey.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Sundays, 9-10 p.m. ET) is in its fifth season and celebrated its 100th episode in January. In true Sherlock Holmes fashion, the series takes viewers into the minds of criminals while the squad employs psychological approaches to solve the crimes.