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The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

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    TELEVISION: Dick Wolf
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    Team Dick Wolf
    Warren Leight, Law & Order: SVU; and Matt Olmstead, Chicago Fire (NBC)

    Wolf’s remaining piece of the Law & Order franchise, which he oversees with Leight, 56, continues to be a strong performer for NBC: The veteran police procedural earned an impressive 9.5 million viewers for its 15th season, a 29 percent jump over last year. Wolf's newer entry Chicago Fire, with Olmstead, 48, proved a rare scripted bright spot on NBC’s schedule in its freshman run, even occasionally topping CSI. More proof of its value: It spawned the forthcoming midseason spinoff Chicago PD, further signaling that Wolf, 66, even after more than two decades of creating content for NBC and others, is nowhere close to retirement.

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