NBC Renews Law & Order: SVU for Season 16

Benson has officially been saved.

NBC has renewed long-running procedural Law & Order: SVU for Season 16, TV.com has learned.

The Mariska Hargitay-led drama is coming off a strong year both creatively and ratings-wise, thanks in part to the #SaveBenson arc. This ratings for Season 15 are up over Season 14, and the most recent episode drew 6.2 million viewers and a 1.8 rating in the adults 18- to 49-year-old demographic.

This is more good news for executive producer Dick Wolf, whose other two series, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.were renewed for new seasons two months ago. 


Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC. Are you glad Benson will be back?


This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.