Dick Wolf re-ups with NBCU

Scripted-logo-460_2Crime procedural guru Dick Wolf has signed another contract with NBCUniversal, this time tying him to the Comcast media business until 2020.

Chicago MedAdditionally, broadcast network NBC has given an 18th season recommission for Law & Order: SVU and a second season order for Wolf’s latest effort, Chicago Med (pictured).

Wolf and his Wolf Entertainment imprint are currently in active development on Chicago Law and reality series Law & Order: You Decide, following the previously announced renewals of Chicago Fire, for a fifth season, and Chicago P.D., for a fourth.

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt described Wolf as “a defining voice of NBC for over a generation”, adding: “He is most welcome at this company forever.”

“I’ve been in the same office, with the same phone number, for 30 years. I’m glad people won’t have to learn a new one,” Wolf said. “Staying was really a foregone conclusion.”

Law & Order: SVU remains a ratings winner for NBC, this season averaging a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and ten million viewers in live +7 Nielsen results. Chicago Med also averages a 2.8 rating in 18-49s and 11.3 million viewers overall in L +7 ratings.

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