NBC Renews Top-Rated Hit Dramas for 2024-25 Season

NBC announced renewals for some of its top hit shows that will be continuing for the 2024-25 season.
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NBC announced renewals for some of its top hit shows that will be continuing for the 2024-25 season. These include the likes of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago, P.D., Law & Order, and Law & Order: SVU.

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The network also revealed in this week’s announcement that the future of Law & Order: Organized Crime is still in discussion. The show is currently in its fourth season and has run for 60 episodes. The shows, executive produced by Dick Wolf, will be reaching some milestones, such as Law & Order: SVU entering its 25th season.


All five shows that have been renewed are produced by Universal Television, which is a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment. Interestingly enough, all these shows are interconnected in their own type of shared universe. Chicago Fire kicked off the group of interconnected Chicago TV shows in 2012. Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med are both spinoffs of the TV show about the Chicago firefighters.


All the aforementioned shows are also available to stream next day on Peacock. The three Chicago shows have been among the Top 10 primetime entertainment shows of the 2024 season. The 2023-2024 season picked up a bit late due to delays caused by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) strikes.

Additionally, Law & Order: SVU has reached quite a milestone, reaching 25 seasons on the air. The 25th season has been Thursday’s No. 1 entertainment show in the P18-49 key ratings demo. Meanwhile, Chicago Fire has been on for 12 seasons and nearly 250 episodes. Chicago P.D. has had 11 seasons and 215 episodes. And Chicago Med has had nine seasons and 170 episodes.

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LAW & ORDER — Pictured: “Law & Order” Key Art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

It’s clear to see why NBC would want to renew these long-running shows for additional seasons. The network noted via press release that all five shows are up double and triple-digits vs. the prior season in both viewers and the P18-49 demo (L+35). Additionally, Chicago Fire is averaging about 12.6 million viewers. Chicago P.D. is averaging 12.0 million viewers, Chicago Med is averaging 10.5 million viewers, and Law & Order: SVU is averaging 11.2 million viewers. Lastly, the original Law & Order is averaging 7.7 million viewers.

Dick Wolf, executive producer of all the shows, said on the news via a press release, “I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC. All six shows being picked up again is the ultimate accolade to our incredible casts, producers, and writers. I’d also like to thank our loyal fans who have kept our NBC shows on the air for what will be a cumulative 84 seasons.” 

Law & Order Crossover - Season 2022
LAW & ORDER CROSSOVER — Pictured: “Law & Order Crossover” Key Art — (Photo by: NBC)

Meanwhile, NBC Universal and Streaming President of scripted programming Lisa Katz added: “We understand the emotional connection our audience has with these characters and we can’t wait to bring more of their stories to the forefront next season. A huge thank you to Dick and his amazing team who are the masters of producing incredibly compelling television week after week.”

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Season 24 of Law & Order will also mark Tony Goldwyn’s first full season as D.A. Nicholas Baxter. Viewers can check out all of the five newly renewed shows on the Peacock streaming service.

What do you think of the news? What’s your favorite of the NBC Chicago and Law & Order shows? Do you think NBC is putting together a strong slate of shows for next season? Let us know your thoughts about the news on The Illuminerdi’s social media.


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