NBC doesn’t see Law & Order SVU ending any time soon.
While nothing’s confirmed yet, Entertainment president Jennifer Salke expressed optimism that the long-running procedural will be renewed for Season 18, with talks underway, per TV Insider:
“I hope that we’re not ending that series…right now, we’re hoping that show returns. But we’re in a negotiation with all of that.”
Whenever the end does come for SVU, “we would announce that as the last. We would give the audience plenty of time to let that show have a resolution that paid of for everybody. But I don’t think we’re there yet.”
However, Salke is less confident about the original Law & Order mounting a revival:
“Nothing’s happening on that right now. We did talk about doing a limited Law & Order miniseries, but we’re focused on the Chicago world right now. You might see another show coming out of that before you see Law & Order [return].”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of SVU Season 18…