Additional Scripts Ordered for 'Chicago Fire'

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October 25th, 2012


NBC has ordered five additional scripts for Chicago Fire, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Again, scripts are not episodes, so if you were looking for a full season pickup announcement, this isn't it. But still good news if you are a fan of firefighters.

  • Von

    Chicago Fire is so damn addicting, very well-written show. It’s gotten better every episode. Itsmdefinitely a keeper for NBC.

  • tommy

    Anyone notice that Jesse Spencer who is Casey on CF (Dr. Chase on House), cannot keep his American accent? He keeps switching between Aussie and Hillbilly… Not like Dr. House(Hugh Laurie), who did an incredible job using an American accent. I only watched the pilot episode, but it was very noticable.

    On the other hand, I hear the Eamonn Walker, who is Chief Wallace Boden, has a thick English accent, but you would never know it watching CF.

  • Nick

    The sheer number of NBC dramas on the shelf means that maybe only 1 or 2 of them will actually make it to the air as schedule filler.

    Midseason fantasy schedule:

    8: The Biggest Loser (Jan)/The Voice (Feb-May)
    10: Hannibal (Jan)/Revolution (Feb-May)

    8: The Voice
    9: Go On
    9:30: TNN
    10: Parenthood/Infamous

    8: Chicago Fire (Jan)/The Biggest Loser (Feb-May)
    9: Smash
    10: SVU

    8: 1600 Penn
    8:30: Community (3 or 4 extra episodes to get it to 88 and wrap it up) /Save Me
    9: The Office
    9:30: P&R
    10: Rock Center (Jan for Presidential coverage) /Hannibal (Feb-May)

    8: Whitney(Jan)/ Off Their Rockers (Feb-May)
    8:30: GWK (Jan)/ Whitney (Feb-May)
    9: Grimm
    10: Dateline (Jan-Mar)/ Crossbones (Mar-May)

    8: 1600 Penn (R)
    8:30: The New Normal (R)
    9: SVU (R) (Jan-Mar)/Dateline (Mar-May)
    10: SVU (R) (Jan)/ Rock Center (Feb-May)

    Sun- (previously announced)
    7: Dateline
    8: Fashion Star
    9: Celebrity Apprentice
    10: Do No Harm

  • Gideon

    I feel Chicago Fire is following in the footsteps of Law & Order: Los Angeles (before the reboot), I am very bored by it. It’s storylines are too forced, it feels like watching the NBC version of Common Law (USA Network), but with the fire department and no shrink — I don’t like either one.

    I’m hoping Chicago Fire is canceled not just because of it’s ratings, but because Dick Wolf can and has done better. Look at how well SVU is doing this season creatively, unlike last year, this season I DON’T miss Chris Meloni, but I’d love to see him on SVU again.

    SVU ratings down because it’s up against Criminal Minds, yet again, THIRD TIME this has happened to SVU and NBC knows it. I don’t know why they insist on doing this, Criminal Minds is always gonna top SVU (ratings wise).

  • TVDude

    If I were in charge I would do this at midseason:

    Monday: The same as it now
    Tuesday: The Voice/New Show/Go On/New Show (after Parenthood)
    Wednesday: The Office/One of the Comedies/SVU/Chicago Fire
    Thursday: The Biggest Loser/Comedies/Smash
    Friday: Comedies/Grimm/Hannibal
    Saturday: Repeats
    Sunday: Dateline/FashionStar/Apprentice/Do No Harm

    If SVU and Chicago Fire continue getting high one’s, I wouldn’t move them. I know people would throw a fit about moving The Office, but it’s unlikely going to grow much and the audience it has should follow it and putting it in a weaker slot should make the night stronger.

    American Idol is stronger on Wednesday than Thursday, so The Biggest Loser would probably do better on Thursdays. This would also open the door to start a new Thursday comedy block. I would probably move TNN followed by 1600 Penn then Smash. Will it perform miracles? Probably not, but I bet it would be stronger.

    I just tossed Hannibal on Friday, but it might replace Revolution if NBC decides to keep Revolution’s order at 13 (which I won’t understand why).

    Back to ChicagoFire, it’s performed poorly, but I think if NBC builds up its blocks and continues to promote it, I think it can grow. A 3.0 never was realistic, but for rebuilding mode, it’s not in a bad place.

  • Lisa

    Chicago Fire reminds me of Trauma, another fairly recent and really bad NBC show about emergency workers. Trauma got additional episodes and then limped off the schedule.

  • Bobby C.

    I’m enjoying this show, especially this week’s episode, where it’s starting to get really interesting with the corrupt cop storyline, and I hope it stays on.

  • PinoyTVCritic

    My Fantasy Mid-season schedule


    8:00 The Voice
    10:00 Revolution


    8:00 The Voice
    9:00 1600 Penn
    9:30 Go On
    10:00 Hannibal


    8:00 The Office
    8:30 Parks & Recreation
    9:00 Infamous
    10:00 Law and Order: SVU


    8:00 The Biggest Loser
    9:00 Save Me
    9:30 The New Normal
    10:00 Do No Harm


    8:00 Community
    8:30 Up All Night
    9:00 Grimm
    10:00 Dateline

  • Oliver

    Agree with TVDude/PinoyTVCritic on the big strategic decisions (TBL on Thursday at 8, move TNN, move veteran comedies to Wed, use the lead-ins to launch new comedies).

    Everything else can be scheduled around those decisions.

  • Dan

    I like it so far. However, I’m still waiting for something to really grab my attention. The only reason why I watch it is because nothing else is on that I’m interested in.

  • TomSFBay

    I caught the pilot episode. It wasn’t half bad. But it was definitely no “Rescue Me” either.

  • Nick

    @Pinoy TV Critic

    There’s no way Up All Night will get a full season. An what about Whitney? It’s much stronger than Community, UAN and possibly even Parks & Rec. Why wouldn’t it get a full season?

  • Alexandre

    Here’s what I think could be an interesting line-up for NBC.

    8-10 p.m. The Voice
    10-11 p.m. Revolution

    8-9 p.m. The Voice
    9-9:30 p.m. Go On
    9:30-10 p.m. 1600 PENN (New Series)
    10-11 p.m. INFAMOUS (New Series)

    8-8:30 p.m. Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (New Season)
    8:30-9 p.m. Whitney (New Time*)
    9-10 p.m. HANNIBAL (New Series)
    10-11 p.m. Law and Order: SVU (New Time*)

    8-9 p.m. The Biggest Loser (New Season)
    9-9:30 p.m. The Office
    9:30-10 p.m. Parks & Recreation / The New Normal (New Time*)
    10-11 p.m. Smash (New Season)

    8-8:30 p.m. Community (New Season)
    8:30-9 p.m. SAVE ME (New Series)
    9-10 p.m. Grimm
    10-11 p.m. Chicago Fire (New Time*)

  • Alexandre

    I keep on forgetting about Sunday, but I just don’t see what NBC will be doing with this one. I also don’t think they will air Fashion Star @ 8 like they announced back in May. Nonsense. And since they really seem to like Rock Center, why don’t they just move it on Saturdays @ 10?

    7-8 p.m. Dateline NBC
    8-9 p.m. READY FOR LOVE (New Series)
    9-10 p.m. The Celebrity Apprentice (New Season)
    10-11 p.m. DO NO HARM (New Series)

  • Dan

    Chicago fire will be dropped! Funny how cop shows allways do good and firefighter show allways die! I dont think profit margins are good enough,looks like an expensive show to make.

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