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Law & Order: SVU has been renewed for it's 26th season on NBC. Image: NBC

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Law & Order: SVU renewed for it’s 26th season

NBC has announced that the exciting fan-favourite procedural TV series, Law & Order; SVU has been renewed for it’s 26th season

La w& Order: SVU, NBC
Law & Order: SVU has been renewed for it's 26th season on NBC. Image: NBC

NBC has delivered exciting news to fans of Law & Order: SVU with the announcement of its record-breaking 26th season renewal.


The series, led by the incomparable Mariska Hargitay alongside Ice-T, Peter Scanavino, and Octavio Pisano, solidifies its status as the longest-running primetime live-action show in television history, according to People.

Since its inception, SVU has captivated audiences with its gripping narratives and compelling characters.

Mariska Hargitay’s portrayal of Captain Olivia Benson has become synonymous with strength, resilience, and unwavering dedication to justice.


It has earned her a place in the hearts of viewers worldwide.

The renewal comes as no surprise, considering the show’s continued dominance in the ratings.

Week after week, SVU maintains its stronghold as the No. 1 entertainment program in the coveted 18-49 demographic on Thursday nights, according to NBC.

It’s a testament to its enduring popularity and enduring relevance.


As the series gears up for its milestone 26th season, fans can expect more of the hard-hitting storytelling. Audiences can also look forward to powerful performances that have become synonymous with SVU.

From tackling timely social issues to delving into the complexities of the criminal justice system, the show continues to push boundaries.

It also sparks important conversations.


Mariska Hargitay’s portrayal of Captain Olivia Benson has not only resonated with audiences but has also become a symbol of empowerment and inspiration.

Her recent recognition with Olivia Benson Plaza at Rockefeller Center served as a testament to the impact she has both on and off-screen.

In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Hargitay reflected on her character’s journey, according to Variety.

She emphasised the deep connection she shares with Olivia Benson. “There’s a thing WWOBD, what would Olivia Benson do?” she revealed.

“The fans would always talk about it, and one day it hit me. I also have those moments where I’ve sort of slipped into her.”


At the heart of its enduring popularity lies its fearless exploration of social issues.

The show is also dedicated to shining a light on often overlooked aspects of the criminal justice system.

Through the lens of Captain Olivia Benson and her team, the show fearlessly confronts topics such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and systemic injustice, sparking important conversations and fostering empathy among viewers.


With its 26th season on the horizon, Law & Order: SVU shows no signs of slowing down.

As fans eagerly await the return of their favourite characters and storylines, one thing is certain: the legacy of SVU will continue to endure. It has left a mark on the landscape of television for years to come.