Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, now in its 16th season, is the longest-running primetime drama currently on television. After the harrowing and emotional events of last season, Detective Benson begins a new chapter in her life as the mother of an adopted child. Now, she must attempt to juggle her responsibilities as Acting Commander of the Special Victims Unit with her priorities of being a single mother. watch
When at first you do succeed: do it again. Imitation, not innovation, was the prevailing takeaway when CBS presented its fall prospects (and one notable midseason contender) at the TCA press tour on Thursday.
Not that the network's entertainment chairman Nina Tassler had any apologies for doubling down on what works — not when a franchise like NCIS (launching its second spinoff in September) can achieve what she called the "creative holy grail" with its global dominance, or when syndication and/or streaming deals with outlets like Hulu, Amazon and WGN add to the bottom line for shows including the acclaimed The Good Wife and Elementary and the sci-fi hits of the last two summers. "These [new] platforms aren't replacing each other. They're complementing one another and enhancing the value of the content as it moves from window to window."read more