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NBC Proclaims Dick Wolf God-King of the Universe, Renews His Deal Through 2020

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Sitting atop a gilded throne bedecked by hundreds of ivory peacocks and accompanied by a procession of 32 virgins ages 18 to 49, Dick Wolf was proclaimed the god-king of the NBC universe on Monday, as the network extended his production deal for four more autumn harvests. The deal also extended the run of Wolf’s crowd-pleasing sagas Law & Order: SVU and Chicago Med. With the addition of the already-renewed Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., as well as the potential arrival of Chicago Law and Law & Order: You the Jury foretold by flocks of crows, Wolf could have a half-dozen shows on the air before the moon has turned ten times. “[The god-king] has been a defining voice of NBC for over a generation,” the network’s Robert Greenblatt proclaimed in a statement. “He is most welcome at this company forever.”

NBC Renews Dick Wolf’s Deal Through 2020