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[02/27/20 - 03:03 PM]
Dick Wolf's Three "Chicago" Series and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Receive Three-Season Pickups on NBC
Plus: Wolf and Wolf Entertainment have signed a new five-year deal to remain at Universal Television.

[via press release from NBC]

DICK WOLF'S THREE "CHICAGO" SERIES AND "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT" RECEIVE THREE-SEASON PICKUPS ON NBC

UNIVERSAL TELEVISION SIGNS NEW FIVE-YEAR DEAL WITH ICONIC PRODUCER

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Feb. 27, 2020 - Hall of Fame producer Dick Wolf and Wolf Entertainment have signed a new five-year deal to remain at Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, his studio home for the past 36 years.

As part of Wolf's new pact and in an unprecedented show of support for four of its highly popular dramas, NBC has given three-year pickups to its "Chicago" brand - "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D." and "Chicago Med" - as well as fan favorite and record-breaker "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," the longest-running live-action primetime program in TV history, now in its 21st season.

Wolf's deal comes on the heels of his recent pact with NBCUniversal's soon-to-be-launched streaming service Peacock, where Wolf's extensive library - including both the "Law & Order" and "Chicago" franchises - will be available for users.

The pact also includes multiple series commitments.

"I'm gratified and excited that Universal will remain our home for five more years," Wolf said. "This new term deal complements our recently concluded agreement to make Peacock one of the primary destinations for both the 'L&O' and 'Chicago' brands, as well as our extraordinary three-year NBC broadcast pickups on all four current series. We are now supercharged to expand our business on new platforms, both domestically and internationally, while continuing to produce our current and future series for broadcasting and streaming networks."

"I've thoroughly enjoyed working with Dick over the decades and it goes without saying he remains one of the most influential producers in history," said Bonnie Hammer, Chairman, NBCUniversal Content Studios. "He is a visionary unlike any other whose impact has changed the entire television landscape. We're beyond thrilled to have Dick and his team remain in the NBCUniversal family for many years to come."

"The significance of having Dick Wolf remain at Universal Television can't be overstated," said Pearlena Igbokwe, President, Universal Television. "Dick has proven himself masterful at building successful, iconic brands and telling gripping, intelligent and thought-provoking stories. It's an honor and pleasure to be a part of the Wolf Pack for the next five years. We're also grateful to NBC for their continued support of the 'Law & Order' and 'Chicago' drama series."

"Dick Wolf has proven time and time again that he makes shows audiences love," said Paul Telegdy, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "We are delighted, excited and proud that as part of this epic deal with Wolf Entertainment, NBC's loyal audience will know that their favorite shows have a certain future for the next three years."

Last season the three "Chicago" dramas reached a total of 66 million viewers through the course of the season, and so far this year have dominated Wednesday nights in total viewers and is poised to give NBC just its second Wednesday season-long win in total viewers in 17 years. All three series rank among television's top seven most-watched dramas and all three are generating double-digit digital growth this season versus last. In "live plus seven day" Nielsens, "Chicago Med" is delivering 11.0 million viewers, "Fire" is averaging 11.4 million and "P.D." is attracting 11.0 million, with a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 for "Med," a 1.9 for "Fire" and a 2.0 for "P.D."

For the 2018-19 season "Law & Order: SVU" scored as television's #1 most-watched series with more than 150 billion minutes viewed across NBC, USA and Ion. For the 2019-20 season to date, "SVU" is #1 in its Thursday 10-11 p.m. timeslot versus regular ABC and CBS competition in adults 18-49 and total viewers. In "live plus seven day" Nielsens, "SVU" is averaging a 1.5 rating in 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers overall and with the addition of digital and linear delayed viewing to date, the show's season premiere episode has climbed to a 3.9 in 18-49 and 11.1 million viewers overall.

Wolf is represented by Cliff Gilbert-Lurie at Ziffren Brittenham and WME.

ABOUT WOLF ENTERTAINMENT

Wolf Entertainment, headed by multiple Emmy Award-winning television producer Dick Wolf, produces content for all platforms. The company, in conjunction with Universal Television, produces NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," which in its 21st season is the longest-running primetime live-action scripted series on television; "Chicago Fire" (S8); "Chicago P.D." (S7); "Chicago Med" (S5); CBS' "FBI"(S2) and the new CBS series "FBI: Most Wanted." Wolf's non-fiction series include Oxygen's "Cold Justice," "Criminal Confessions" and "Murder for Hire." Wolf's first podcast, "Hunted," premiered in 2019. The company also produced the Oscar-winning documentary "Twin Towers" and the Grammy Award-winning documentary about the Doors, "When You're Strange," as well as the Emmy-winning HBO film "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." Wolf is also creator and executive producer of the Emmy-winning drama series "Law & Order," which ran for 20 seasons on NBC, and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," which ran for 11 seasons on NBC and USA Network, among other network series.





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