It looks like #OneChicago and SVU will be staying on NBC for a while.
On Thursday, NBC has announced that they’ve picked up both Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med for three more seasons.
Fire has been picked up for Season 9 through Season 11, while PD Season 8-10 and Med season 6-8, respectively. The renewal news comes as the grandmaster producer Dick Wolf and his Wolf Entertainment have signed a new five-year deal to remain at Universal Television. As part o the new deal, NBC has also renewed Wolf’s long-running drama Law and Order SVU for three additional seasons.
Season to date, Fire and Med both average a 1.15 demo rating (in Live+Same Day) while PD is not too far behind. And all three only trail This is Us among all NBC drama. In total viewers, Med averages 8.08, Fie with 7.9 (which is NBC’s two most-watched dramas) while PD averages 6.9 (which is in fourth place behind This Is Us).
“Dick Wolf has proven time and time again that he made shows audiences love,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy said in a statement. “We are delighted, excited and proud tha as part o this epic deal with Wolf Entertainment, NBC’s loyal audience will know that their favorite shows have certain future for the next three years.”
Dick Wolf said in a statement, “I’m gratified and excited that Universal will remain out home for five more years. The new term deal complements our recently concluded agreement to make Peacock one of the primary destinations for both L&O and Chicago bands, as well as our extraordinary three-year NBC broadcast pickups on all four current series. We are now supercharged to expand our business on new platforms, both domestically and internationally, while continuing to produce out current and future series for broadcasting and streaming networks.”
The multi-season pickups or the One Chicago franchise and SVU was that of a surprise; as back in January, the Peacock network gave a surprising three-year renewal deal to the medical drama New Amsterdam.
You can catch Chicago Med, Fire and PD currently airing on Wednesday nights beginning at 8/7c on NBC.
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