Law & Order: Svu star and executive producer Mariska Hargitay
summed it up best on Twitter
on Wednesday night. “Season 20. #History,” she wrote after NBC
’s announcement that the long-running crime drama has been renewed for a 20th season. That ties the record for longest-running drama series currently shared by Law & Order
Just an hour or so earlier, Hargitay had broken the pickup news to the cast and crew during Law & Order: Svu’s Season 19 wrap party.
Season 20. It’s happening. #TheMarathonContinues #History
— Mariska Hargitay (@Mariska) May 10, 2018
In May 2010, Wolf was denied a shot at breaking Gunsmoke
‘s record when, in a surprising move, NBC’s previous regime canceled the mothership Law & Order
series after 20 seasons. Setting a new all-time longevity mark had meant a lot to the uber-producer, who was very upset by the abrupt cancellation. He now has a second shot at history and likely won’t be denied again.