DICK WOLF’S THREE ‘CHICAGO’ SERIES AND ‘LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT’ RECEIVE THREE-SEASON PICKUPS
Universal (NBC Universal) have signed a 5-year deal to continue to work with award-winning Producer Dick Wolf and Wolf Entertainment. As part of the Universal contract and in an unprecedented show of support, NBC has renewed the three Chicago hit series (“Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med”) and record-breaker “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (SVU) for three more seasons.
The length of the deal can be partly explained by the upcoming launch of streaming service Peacock, which will include both the “Law & Order” and “Chicago” franchises. Dick Wolf said “This new term deal complements our recently concluded agreement to make Peacock one of the primary destinations for both the ‘L&O’ and ‘Chicago’ brands”.
In 2019-2020, the “Chicago” series reached over 20 million views every week, and so far have dominated Wednesday nights in total viewers. Each of the Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med rank among the most-watched dramas, growing over 10% this season versus the previous season.
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Renewal/cancellation Status: Renewed for Season 9
TVscorecards user score: 87%
About this show:
From renowned Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf (“Law & Order” brand) and creators Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, the writing team behind “3:10 to Yuma,” comes season four of the high-octane drama “Chicago Fire” — an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America’s noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.
The pressure to perform on such a high level has a way of taking a personal toll, sometimes putting team members from the Truck and the specially trained Rescue Squad at odds with each other. Despite any differences, this is an extended family, and when it’s “go time,” everyone inside Firehouse 51 knows no other way than to lay it all on the line for each other. Lt. Matthew Casey leads the Truck Company, and brash Lt. Kelly Severide runs the Rescue Squad.
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