When it comes to must-see police dramas and cop shows, fans have a lot to choose from — including Law & Order: Special Victim Unit and Chicago P.D.
The hit dramas are just two powerhouse series to come from creator Dick Wolf, who got his start writing for Hill Street Blues in the 1980s. Law & Order: SVU, which began in 1999 followed the hype of Wolf’s 1990 creation Law & Order. SVU is helmed by female lead Mariska Hargitay.
Wolf’s body of work expanded even more in 2012 when he launched the One Chicago universe made up of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med.
Chicago P.D. and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit are just two shows that document life behind the blue wall — and both series wouldn’t have been possible without the cop dramas that came before them, including Cagney & Lacey, NYPD Blue, Monk and more.
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