NBC Picks Up ‘Chicago Fire’ For A Full Season
If you are one of those people who, is hooked on to the new show ‘Chicago Fire’ on NBC, you would be glad to know that the network has picked up the show for a full season. “We all love this thrilling new drama with its sexy breakout cast. We are excited to see it gaining traction on our schedule,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke was quoted as saying.
“Executive producer Dick Wolf and all the producers have done an amazing job developing a high-stakes series with lots of great heroic characters whose exploits are depicted in Dick’s typically epic storytelling style” he added. Seems like the network has quite a bit of faith on this show and with good reason; ‘Chicago Fire’ is averaging 8 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 so far this season, including DVR viewing for the first couple of episodes. Its same-day audience has been closer 6 million viewers.
For the uninitiated, the show follows the lives of the firefighters and paramedics working at the Chicago Fire Department at the firehouse of Engine 51, Truck 81, Squad 3, Medic 61, and Battalion 25. The firehouse shown is Engine 18/Battalion 4/Deputy District 1/Ambulance 84 Fire House. The series premiered on October 10, 2012. Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel made an appearance in the series’ pilot episode. Emanuel stated: “It’s easier being mayor than playing mayor. I told them I’d do it under one condition: the TV show is making an investment to the Firefighters’ Widows and Orphans Fund”.
Interestingly, Taylor Kinney is one of the stars of the show, and as many of you might know Kinney has been in a relationship with pop superstar Lady Gaga since September 2011. They met during filming of Gaga’s “You and I” music video in July 2011. Kinney was featured in Lady Gaga’s music video for the song “You and I”. Lady Gaga on her part has been endorsing the show and selling it to all her fans, as much as she can, that could be one of the reasons for the show’s success, some would argue.
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