NBC Orders More Scripts for New Drama ‘Chicago Fire’

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As seems to the case this new TV season, the networks have been hesitant to let the axe fall on new shows that are not performing as well as hoped in the ratings. Case in point: the new NBC drama Chicago Fire. The series isn’t even a month old yet, airing only three episodes to date; and the ratings have been less than stellar for any network, averaging 6.2 million over its debut season.

But NBC is showing faith in their new series, which is produced by heavyweight TV legend Dick Wolf (the man behind the ‘Law & Order’ franchise), by giving it an order for five more scripts. Granted, that isn’t a full-season pick-up, but it is somewhat a good sign for the drama.

‘Chicago Fire’ follows the lives of the firefighters and paramedics working at the Chicago Fire Department, including cast members Jesse Spencer (‘House’), Taylor Kinney (‘The Vampire Diaries’), Lauren German (‘Hawaii Five-0’), Monica Raymund (‘Lie to Me’), Eamonn Walker (‘Kings’), David Eigenberg (‘Sex and the City’), Teri Reeves (‘General Hospital’), Merle Dandridge (‘Sons of Anarchy’) and newcomer Charlie Barnett.

The next new episode of ‘Chicago Fire’ will air on NBC on Wednesday, October 31 at 10/9c. [Source: TV Line]