NBC Picks Up Chicago Fire for a Full Season

Natalie Abrams
November 9, 2012
Chicago Fire | Photo Credits: Matt Dinerstein/NBC

Chicago Fire has been picked up for a full season, NBC announced Thursday.

The NBC firefighter drama, which stars Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney, got off to a slow start, bowing to 6.4 million viewers and a 1.9 demographic rating. But the series has bounced back, drawing 7.1 million and a 2.3 on Wednesday night.

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"We all love this thrilling new drama with its sexy breakout cast.  We are excited to see it gaining traction on our schedule," said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke.  "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. We are incredibly invested in this one and can't wait to hear about their plans for the rest of the season."

Executive-produced by Dick Wolf, Chicago Fire came in eighth in TVGuide.com's Fall TV Popularity Contest, with 50 percent of voters saying they liked the show. Twenty-four percent of voters said it was too soon to tell, so it's good news they'll have more time to find out!

Chicago Fire airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC.

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