NBC renews 'Law & Order: SVU' for Season 16Add to Favorites | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
On Wednesday (May 7), Deadline reported that the Dick Wolf-led crime drama will return for Season 16. Mariska Hargitay is expected to return, but it's not official yet.
The reason that it took so long for the network to renew "Law & Order: SVU" is because Wolf had to take a pay cut if the show was to return, and he reportedly did not want to do that. After months of negotiations, it looks like an agreement was reached on both sides.