NBC’s “Law & Order” franchise is tapping into another drama franchise for a new showrunner. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that “Law & Order: SVU” is bringing aboard Michael Chernuchin, who has been an executive producer on NBC’s “Chicago Justice.”
“Chicago Justice” was canceled this week, as we reported previously.
Chernuchin, who was also showrunner on the original “Law & Order,” succeeds Rick Eid, who exited “SVU” this month to take over as showrunner on “Chicago P.D.” — a position that opened up when co-creator Matt Olmstead exited for a deal with ABC Studios.
Chernuchin will oversee “SVU” in its 19th season.