'Law & Order: SVU' Renewed Through Season 24


Captain Olivia Benson isn’t going anywhere.

After already being the longest-running live-action series on television, “Law & Order: SVU” is extending its record-breaking run and has been renewed for another three years.

Now in its 21st season, the NBC procedural has gotten the greenlight to proceed through its 24th season, according to Variety.

The news will also further cement the legacy of Mariska Hargitay’s role as Olivia Benson, which is already the longest-running character in a primetime live-action series.

Hargitay expressed her excitement by sharing an image of her character with the words “3 More Seasons” written across the photo.

“Mic drop. Boom. Dun dun. Any of them will do,” the 56-year-old captioned the post, which referenced the show’s iconic opening theme music.  “Thank you @NBC #SVU21 ➡️#SVU24 #Epic.”

Even the show’s official Twitter handle got into the action by tweeting the infamous “Dun Dun” 24 times.

With its 21st season this year, the show became the longest-running live-action series in TV history after overtaking the 20 season runs of “Gunsmoke” and the original “Law & Order."

Since premiering in 1999, the show has taken home 33 Emmy Awards, with Hargitay winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama in 2006.

While the series has had a rotating cast of characters over its more than two decades on the air, Hargitay has been with the show since day one. Currently Ice-T, Kelli Giddish and Peter Scanavino are part of the main cast.

Die-hard fans will have to continue hold out to see if Christopher Meloni ever returns to the series some day. Fingers crossed!

As part of the "SVU" deal, NBC also gave three-year renewals to executive producer Dick Wolf’s three other NBC programs, “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.”

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