Is ‘Chicago Fire’ Canceled or Renewed? Find Out If the Show Is Coming Back to NBC
Chicago fans have reason to celebrate. All three Chicago dramas – Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med – have been renewed by NBC. The network announced the decision Tuesday. The upcoming seasons will the eighth for Chicago Fire, the seventh for Chicago P.D., and fifth for Chicago Med.
What are ratings like for the Chicago dramas?
The three Chicago dramas (all from executive producer Dick Wolf of Law & Order fame) are among NBC’s most popular shows. According to the network, the shows in the lineup have consistently been the most-watched originals on Wednesday nights in terms of total viewers, despite competition from shows like Empire, The Masked Singer, and Survivor.
“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,” Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of scripted programming at NBC, said in a statement.
On February 20, 9.1 million people watched Chicago Med, with nearly the same number tuning in for crossover episodes of P.D. and Fire the same night. Chicago P.D. was the highest rated of the three dramas in the 2017-18 season, with a 2.2 rating. Fire and Med both had a 2.0 rating, Deadline reported. Ratings for all three shows have improved this season since NBC decided to air new episodes in a single Wednesday-night programming block, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
What other NBC shows are canceled or renewed?
The peacock network has also revealed the fate of some of its other shows. Old favorites like Will & Grace and The Good Place are among the shows that will be returning for the 2019-20 season. New Amsterdam, which debuted in 2018, will get a Season 2.
No decisions have been announced about the fate of The Blacklist and This Is Us, but both are likely to get new seasons. Fans are also waiting to find out whether Manifest, Blindspot and Law & Order: SVU will return. (If the latter is renewed, it will become the longest-running scripted drama in television history.)
Season 2 of the comedy-drama Good Girls premieres March 3 and Season 2 of A.P. Bio premieres March 7. No announcement have been made about future seasons of those shows.
NBC has canceled the drama Midnight, Texas after two seasons, as well as the sitcoms Marlon and Trial & Error. The comedy I Feel Bad is also unlikely to return, as the network announced it would “conclude” after the Season 1 finale aired in December 2018.
New shows from NBC
As far as new shows, NBC has ordered 13 episodes of Law & Order: Hate Crimes, another spin-off from the L&O franchise. The Gilded Age, a period drama from Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey, will premiere sometime in 2019.
New ensemble drama The Village, about the interconnected lives of the residents of a Brooklyn apartment building, premieres March 19. The comedy Abby’s, about a woman who sets up an unlicensed bar in the backyard of her San Diego home, premieres March 28.
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