NBC plans to bring back “Law & Order” next season, making the show the longest-running drama in TV history, [Angela Bromstad, NBC President of Primetime Programming] said.
“I’m a ‘Law & Order’ junkie,” Bromstad said. “I wouldn’t want to be responsible for not having ‘Law & Order’ break the record.”
via BusinessWeek. Twitter hat tip to @clue_bat for the heads up.
I'd been skeptical of renewal early this season based on L&O's dreadful ratings, but they'd picked up recently to the "acceptable for Friday" levels of 1.5-1.7 for adults 18-49 suggesting another season on NBC was possible.