10 Shows That Came, Went & Were Revived During ‘SVU’s Run
Law & Order: SVU will be entering its 22nd season when the NBC drama returns in 2020, and that’s quite the feat, especially when you take a look at the shows that have come and gone (and come again) since it premiered in 1999.
For 21 seasons now, fans have followed the elite squad of the Special Victims Unit of the NYPD — and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) from detective to captain! — as they investigate crimes of sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence. And they’ll be able to see them do so for at least three more seasons, as NBC gave it that major renewal in February. (Plus, there’s a new spinoff, Law & Order: Organized Crime, following Christopher Meloni‘s Elliot Stabler, coming this fall.)
Also in that time, TV viewers have watched other franchises grow and a few series come back. From Will & Grace‘s two runs to the expanding universes of The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries, below, we take a look at the shows that have come and gone while SVU has remained strong. (Note: This isn’t to say that these other shows aren’t successful; the NBC drama is just in a class of its own.)