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Yup, it’s coming back!

NBC has renewed Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for a 16th season.

Why? Because ratings for this current season ain’t too shabby: It’s been averaging a 2.5 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 8.4 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen. That’s an increase versus last year of 19% in adults 18-49 (2.5 vs. 2.1) and 16% or 1.2 million persons in total viewers (8.4 million vs. 7.2 million).

NBC made the announcement in preparation for its upfront presentation Monday in New York. Stay tuned for more pickups (or cancellations).