Law Order SVU Renewed Season 19 NBC

SVU Renewed for Season 19 at NBC

Throw your hands in the air, and chung-chung ’em like you just don’t care: NBC’s indefatigable Law & Order: SVU will be back for Season 19, TVLine has learned.

The renewal brings the Mariska Hargitay-led series closer to matching the original Law & Order, which ran for 20 seasons, in longevity. (In case you’re curious: Gunsmoke also ran 20 seasons, and The Simpsons, now in its 28th season, holds the record for longest-running, scripted, primetime program.)

In its current 18th season, SVU has been averaging just under 6 million viewers and a 1.3 demo rating.