'Law' creator earns Norman Lear Award
The Producers Guild of America has tapped Dick Wolf to receive its Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television.Nod will be presented at the 19th annual PGA Awards Feb. 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Wolf is the creator and exec producer of the three “Law & Order” drama series — “Law & Order,” “Special Victims Unit” and “Criminal Intent.” The original “Law & Order” is entering its 18th season with nearly 400 episodes to date, making it the longest-running current drama series on television. It’s tied with “Cheers” and “MASH” for the record for most consecutive series Emmy nominations and is poised to overtake “Gunsmoke” as the longest-running drama series in the history of television. Wolf won an Emmy this year as exec producer of HBO’s “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” which earned a record 17 Emmy nominations and received six Emmy Awards.