We'd been working from the premise that Law & Order: SVU was already renewed for next year. It wasn't clear to me who would star in it, since the actors were trying to get more money, but the premise was it was coming back regardless. Whether that premise was right yesterday or not doesn't matter, today Law & Order: SVU is officially back for 2009-2010, but its stars are still negotiating. From The Hollywood Reporter:
NBC has renewed "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
After lengthy talks, the network has closed a deal with Wolf Films to bring the veteran crime drama back for an 11th season.
However, the two stars of the show, Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni, still have no deals to return.
The two, who regularly negotiate their contracts together, only started talks with the network last week.
After a tough back-and-forth in 2007, Emmy winner Hargitay and Meloni inked rich two-year deals that brought their paychecks up to about $350,000 an episode.