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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?


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AIRED ON 1/18/2017

Season 18 : Episode 9

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Now SVU is coming back, can I say please Donald Logue stay for season 16.
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Absolutely!
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Strong year creatively??? This was when they turned SVU into a really awful soap opera, and I don't even know how they have the nerve to put the rookies together now as bed partners.
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But WHAT ABOUT HANNIBAL, NBC?????? That's all I care from you! PLEASE RENEW HANNIBAL!!!!! D:
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Don't forget Community! Hannibal and Community need to be saved!
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I stopped watching this year due to the whole save Benson arc. Rollins betting and Amaros issuses. It has turned in to a soapopera with an occasional interessting case. Shame because I used to like the show.
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Hooray! I'm glad that it is coming back! I have always loved this show!
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Glad it's back, but if anyone says "bring Stabler back now that his show flopped" I'm gonna punch someone.
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So happy it's coming back!
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Words cannot express how happy I am about this news!
I have been a loyal SVU fan 4 years and this 15th Season has been the best yet!
I know that the Sweet Sixteen Season will be even better!
I have a major feeling that SVU will keep going even longer than the original Law & Order :)
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I'm giddy about this.
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I am glad Benson is back. She is god at her job. I hope she gets to continue doing that job.
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And since Meloni's show just got cancelled, too, hopefully a return of Stabler is on the horizon.
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