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‘Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent’ Spinoff a Go

Dick Wolf is expanding the world of Law & Order to Canada. Citytv, which has aired a full docket of NBC’s Law & Order dramas over the years, has greenlit a local version of the investigative crime series, Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent, in partnership with Universal Television. Based on the Law & Order global format, the 10-episode […]

Dick Wolf Extends Universal TV Overall Deal

NBCUniversal is ensuring Dick Wolf remains in its stable for a long time. The procedural king, fresh off multiple-series renewals for his Law & Order and Chicago franchises, has signed a two-year overall deal extension with Universal Television. The new deal means Wolf will remain with Universal TV until 2027. His previous pact, which was […]

‘Law & Order,’ ‘Chicago’ Franchises Renewed at NBC

The Dick Wolf Television Universe remains an ongoing concern at NBC. The network has renewed all six dramas in Wolf’s Law & Order and Chicago franchises — which are responsible for NBC’s two top nights of scripted programming — for the 2023-24 season. The six series come from Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment. Law & Order: […]

Taylor Kinney’s Absence Explained on ‘Chicago Fire’

Taylor Kinney is taking a leave of absence from Chicago Fire, the series he has starred on as fan-favorite Kelly Severide since 2012. The actor’s departure is due to a personal matter, a source close to production confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter following Wednesday night’s episode, which began to handle the shift for the character. […]

Richard Belzer, Extraordinarily Smart-Ass as a Comic and a TV Cop, Dies at 78

Richard Belzer, the beloved comedian who began as an edgy stand-up performer before finding further fame as the cynical but stalwart detective John Munch on Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has died. He was 78.  Belzer died early Sunday at his home in Bozouls in southwest France, writer Bill Scheft, a […]

PR Firm Lippin Group Sets Promotions for Senior Staffers

The Lippin Group is elevating a handful of senior staffers. Pamela Golum has been promoted to president of global entertainment, Jim Benson to president of corporate communications on the West Coast, and Jennifer Price-Keith has been upped to president of television and events. All continue to report to chairman and CEO Dick Lippin at his […]

John Oliver Criticizes ‘Law & Order’ and Dick Wolf for Unrealistic, Highly Favorable Portrayal of Police

John Oliver took a critical look at the Law & Order franchise on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. He started out by noting that creator Dick Wolf was a huge fan of Dragnet as a boy, which inspired him to create his long-running TV franchise as an adult (after he created a series of airline commercials […]

CBS’ ‘FBI’ Franchise Scores Two-Year Renewal

CBS is betting big on its FBI franchise. The network has picked up all three shows from megaproducer Dick Wolf — and not just for one season. The three series — flagship show FBI and spinoffs FBI: Most Wanted and FBI: International — have all received two-season renewals that will take them through the 2023-24 […]

Dick Wolf Launches International Format Distribution Division

Dick Wolf, who already has three major TV franchises on two of the big four broadcast networks, is going international. The prolific creator behind the Law & Order, Chicago and FBI franchises and his Wolf Entertainment banner are teaming with Universal Studio Group to create a new sales division focused on selling his popular procedurals […]

‘Law & Order’ Revived for Season 21 at NBC

It’s official: Dick Wolf’s original Law & Order series is returning to NBC. The network has handed out a straight-to-series order for a revival of the procedural that launched Wolf’s multibillion-dollar franchise. Rick Eid, one of Wolf’s frequent collaborators, will serve as showrunner on what is being billed as the drama’s 21st season. “There are […]

‘Law & Order: For the Defense’ Spinoff Scrapped at NBC

Dick Wolf will have to wait to have a full night of three Law & Order shows on NBC. The network, in a surprising turn, has scrapped its straight-to-series order for Law & Order spinoff For the Defense. The drama was picked up in May and envisioned to open the network’s prime Thursday lineup before […]

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Renewed as Decisions Loom on NBC Bubble Shows

NBC has acquitted one of its bubble shows: Law & Order: Organized Crime has been renewed for a second season. The Dick Wolf drama will return this fall as part of an all-L&O power block on Thursday nights along with new drama Law & Order: For the Defense and the 23rd season of Law & […]