NBC renews Dick Wolf’s ‘Chicago’ franchise


Chicago Fire (photo Elizabeth Morris/NBC)

35 million
regular viewers
watch the
Windy City trifecta
every Wednesday night

Chicago production community rejoice, you will have even more crime, fire and sickness to deal with next year.

NBC has announced that the network plans to move forward with new seasons of all three of Dick Wolf’s dramatic “Chicago” series – Chicago Med, Chicago PD and Chicago Fire. for another season, the network announced on Tuesday.

Med will be back for its fourth season next year, while PD will go for Season 6 and Fire moves onto Season 7.

All three are averaging more than 11 million viewers according to Nielson.

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“We remain in awe of the job Dick Wolf, our producers, casts and crews do in creating some of the most compelling television today,” NBC scripted programming co-presidents Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta said in a statement. “The ‘Chicago’ franchise is a lynchpin of our schedule and we’re thrilled that audiences have embraced our Wednesdays with such incredible passion for these shows and characters.”

The 2018-2019 season saw NBC air all three series on Wednesday nights with success.
Chicago Med has averaged a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. Chicago Fire has averaged a 2.1 rating in the demo and 11.7 million viewers, while Chicago PD has earned a 2.1 demo rating with 11.1 million total viewers.

The three Chicago series join Showtime’s Shameless, which was just renewed for Season 10. The Wolf-produced Law & Order: SVU is still awaiting word on whether it will receive a record-breaking 21st season, but NBC has given a series commitment to the spinoff Law & Order: Hate Crimes.

All three are produced by Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment.

Source: NBC