‘Law & Order: SVU‘ will be returning with season 22, 23, and 24
Television’s longest-running live-action series ‘Law & Order: SVU‘ gets renewed for three additional seasons at NBC. This means the fans will revel in the mysteries and crime cases of the show for season 22, 23, and 24. The decision is a part of producer Dick Wolf’s mega-deal with the network that involves a three-year renewal of all three Chicago dramas. ‘Law & Order: SVU’ first premiered in 1999. Over the years, it scored a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49 demographic and 7.6 million viewers.
Law & Order: SVU is the second installment in Wolf’s venerated Law & Order franchise. It follows the lives of detectives working on a new elite force, the Special Victims Unit. The detectives take their jobs seriously and will do anything to bring justice to perpetrators of heinous crimes. At the same time, they try their hardest not to let the dark side of the underworld meddle with their personal lives.
“Law & Order: SVU season 22 starts Nov. 12, 2020
Law & Order will return for its record 22nd season on Thursday, November 12th, 2020 on NBC, along with the eighth new season of “The Blacklist” (Nov. 13), starring James Spader and Megan Boone.
What to expect from Season 22?
Like many other shows suffering from the current situation, Law & Order: SVU season 21 was also four episodes short due to production being halted. But that doesn’t change the fact that season 22 will be full of surprises and exciting extension of storylines. We might see Olivia’s love life going forward. At the same time, her dynamics with Carisi might change for the worse as he leaves SUV for the DA’s office. Season 22 will also address the dramatic cliffhanger involving Fin’s fate after he is sued for wrongful death.
Demore Barnes, who plays deputy chief Christian Garland, has become a series regular for season 22, Deadline as reported. Barnes appeared in six episodes of the previous season, starting when Christian Garland went undercover to identify and find a serial rapist targeting gay men.
Renew/Cancel Status: Renewed for Season 24
Number of viewers* (millions): 7.6
TVscorecards score: 92% (Our score is calculated using several popularity indicators and quality ratings to generate a highly-accurate score).
About this show:
In February 2020, NBC renewed the series for three more seasons (seasons 22-23-24) with season 22 debuting Fall 2020.
Based out of the New York City Police Department's 16th precinct in Manhattan, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit delves into the dark side of the New York underworld as the detectives of a new elite force, the Special Victims Unit (SVU for short), investigate and prosecute various sexually oriented crimes including rape, pedophilia, and domestic violence. They also investigate the abuses of children, the disabled and elderly victims of non-sexual crimes who require specialist handling, all while trying to balance the effects of the investigation on their own lives as they try not to let the dark side of these crimes affect them. Its stories also touch on the political and societal issues associated with gender identity, sexual preferences, and equality rights. While the victim is often murdered, this is not always the case, and victims frequently play prominent roles in episodes. The unit also works with the Manhattan District Attorney's office as they prosecute cases and seek justice for SVU's victims and survivors with precision and a passion to win and bring closure to the intense investigations. The series often uses stories that are "ripped from the headlines" or based on real crimes. Such episodes take a real crime and fictionalize it by changing some details.
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