It’s the perfect news to start the week for the Chicago television community. 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.
While renewals were expected, given the popularity of One Chicago Wednesday, doubts were beginning to build with each passing week. SCREEN had posted some promising comments from NBC execs back in February, but One Chicago fans – and of course, the vast number of Illinois professionals employed by the three shows – were still anxiously awaiting that greenlight for next season.
And now, they have it.
“We understand the emotional connection our audience has with these characters and we can’t wait to bring more of their stories to the forefront next season,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Programming, NBCUniversal and Streaming. “A huge thank you to Dick and his amazing team who are the masters of producing incredibly compelling television week after week.”
“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…
And fans can celebrate the good news with a dose of all-time-tense standoffs from Chicago P.D.…
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