'Law And Order: SVU' Renewed: Season 15 Picked Up By NBC

NBC picked up the procedural, which is the last remaining part of the "Law and Order" franchise, for a 22-episode Season 15. The network's decision to renew "Law and Order: SVU" comes as no surprise: In its current fourteenth season, the series has averaged a 1.73 in the key 18-49 demographic with 6.34 million total viewers. For NBC, those numbers are pretty solid.

Longtime "SVU" star Ice T tweeted his excitement about "SVU's" renewal:

As did showrunner Warren Leight, who also tweeted a photo from the set.

The series -- which stars Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino -- has made headlines recently for its topical storylines, ranging from a "legitimate rape" episode to another that mirrored the Rihanna-Chris Brown controversy. "SVU" also reached its milestone (and impressive) 300th episode earlier in its fourteenth season.

"Law and Order: SVU" airs Wedesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

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