NBC crime drama Law and Order will get a renewal for a 21st season, making it the longest running drama series ever on US television.
“I’m a Law and Order junkie,” executive Angela Bromstad told Business Week. “I wouldn’t want to be responsible for not having Law and Order break the record.”
At 20 seasons the last season of L&O matched the Dick Wolf drama matched Gunsmoke, but still trails The Simpsons by one series as a scripted primetime series.
Bromstad also indicated NBC will order 10 hour-long dramas and eight 30-minute comedy pilots for the September season, more than it has in seven years. Last year it had 11.
“In success we became used to making fewer and fewer pilots,” Bromstad told the magazine. “We have to take more swings, take more shots creatively, and have more back-up.”
Parenthood and The Marriage Ref will both premiere in the US in March.
Source: Business Week