Firming up its relationship with a veteran TV producer, NBC has made the decision to bring back a long-running drama series for another season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series is producer Dick Wolf’s "Law & Order: SVU," which will be back for a 14th season.
NBC will also pick up Wolf’s new series "Chicago Fire," the story reports.
Despite a drop in the ratings for “SVU” following Christopher Meloni’s exit, the network chose to reaffirm its relationship with Wolf. Adding to the mix is that the star of "SVU," Mariska Hargitay, has a new deal in place with the network and studio Universal Television.
"Chicago Fire" is an action drama set, not surprisingly, in the world of the Chicago Fire Department. The show stars Taylor Kinney ("Vampire Diaries") and Jesse Spencer ("House").
Wolf has a long history of successful television series, including the hit 1980s show “Miami Vice.” NBC has been involved with his “Law & Order” franchise for more than two decades, going back to the original “Law & Order” in 1990 and including variants such as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Law & Order: Los Angeles.” The original “L&O” remained on the air for 20 seasons.