NBC Universal has renewed Dick Wolf’s currently longest-running series and its most recent entrée. Order: SVU,” filmed in New York, and “Chicago Med,” filmed here have been renewed for another reason.
A third NBC show the spinoff, “Chicago Law,” was officially put into development last month and if definitely greenlit for an NBC slot, will be producer Wolf’s fourth TV show to film here, at Cinespace.
“Chicago Med’s” second season renewal was not unexpected, given the show’s steady 2.8 ratings among adults 18-49. Last November, “Chicago Fire” was renewed for season five and “Chicago PD” for season four.
Wolf’s overall deal with NBC has been extended through 2020.
“Dick Wolf is a without a doubt one of the greatest producers in the history of dramatic television,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told The Hollywood Reporter.
“The ‘Law & Order’ legacy (airing for 20 years) would have been enough to set him apart from all the rest, but the Chicago franchise now kicks him into the stratosphere. He has been a defining voice of NBC for over a generation, and he is most welcome at this company forever.”
“Chicago Med,” airing Tuesdays on NBC/5, 9 p.m., after “Chicago Fire.” Its cast includes Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel DiPillo, Colin Donnell, Brian Tee, Epatha Merkerson and Oliver Platt – all of whom were featured in crossover episodes of “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD”).
Wolf was named The Hollywood Reporter’s TV Producer of the Year. He is considered one of the most successful producers in TV history.