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'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Chicago' dramas renewed for 3 more years on NBC

The network is renewing 'Chicago Fire,' 'Chicago P.D.' and 'Chicago Med,' as well as TV's longest-running, live-action prime-time series, 'SVU.'
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This image released by NBC shows Mariska Hargitay, left, and Ian McShane in a scene from "Law & Order: SVU. The show’s 21st season premieres on Sept. 26. (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

LOS ANGELES — NBC is giving three-year renewals to its drama series from veteran producer Dick Wolf, including the perennial “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” 

The pickups for “Law & Order: SVU” and Wolf’s three Chicago-set dramas were announced on Thursday. They're part of his new five-year deal to keep his production company at Universal Television, his studio home for 36 years. 

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Mariska Hargitay, left, and Dick Wolf, attend the PaleyFest New York "Law & Order: SVU" panel discussion during The William S. Paley Television Festival at The Paley Center for Media on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, In New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

“Law & Order: SVU," starring Mariska Hargitay, is in its 21st season. It holds the record for TV's longest-running, live-action prime-time series. 

The other renewed series, “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med,” are relative kids, ranging from five to eight seasons so far. 

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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2017 file photo shows Dick Wolf at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards 27th Anniversary Gala in New York. NBC has given three-season pickups to Wolf's “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.," “Chicago Med” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)