The most popular show on NBC is wrapping up production on Season 11. Sources tell SCREEN the beloved Dick Wolf series will finish up filming in Chicago this week, likely on Thursday, May 4th.
Despite a sea of uncertainty in Hollywood as the Writers Strike is now underway, Chicago Fire fans can head into the “off-season” knowing that Fire will return for Season 12, with NBC issuing a season renewal last month.
When will Season Twelve begin filming? That start date will remain uncertain as WGA writers battle for better pay in the weeks, and possibly months, ahead. That being said, a swift resolution of the strike would lead to Fire targeting a mid-Summer start for production on the new season.
New Episode of Chicago Fire Tonight
The One Chicago triumvirate returns with all-new episodes this evening – Wednesday, May 3rd. The offfical synopsis declares “Boden, Ritter, Herrmann and Kidd work together to take down a local politician responsible for a chemical fire; after his aunt’s accident, Gallo worries about their future; Brett steps in to perform Dylan’s magic show when he’s out of town.”
Here is your first look at the new hour of drama set to premiere tonight at 8 pm Central.
ICYMI: All Three One Chicago Shows Will Be Back for Another Season
As all Chicago Fire fans are well aware, NBC has renewed the Windy City’s three Dick Wolf-produced scripted series – Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. – for the 2023-24 season.
“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” said executive producer Dick Wolf. “All six shows being picked up again is the ultimate accolade to our incredible casts, producers and writers. I’d also like to thank our loyal fans who have kept our NBC shows on the air for what will be a cumulative 84 seasons.”
The season renewals are much deserved, given the fierce fan base for all three shows, plus these eye-popping viewership numbers…
• All three Chicago series rank among the top 10 in both the 18-49 demo and total viewers.
• “Chicago P.D.” is tied for the #1 broadcast drama in the demo for the current season.
• On #OneChicago Wednesdays, NBC is the #1 network in entertainment programming in the demo and total viewers.
• “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” have reached more than 50 million viewers across NBC and Peacock this season.
ChiHards will enjoy this quick montage of the Five Most Watched “Chicago Fire” scenes of all time…
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