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‘Chicago Fire’ gets full season from NBC

By Daniel S Levine,

After a surprising jump in the ratings this week, Dick Wolf’s newest creation for NBC, Chicago Fire, has earned a full first season.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the show, about Chicago firefighters, wasn’t initially well-received by critics, but viewers say that it has been on a recent upswing. It also didn’t do as well in the ratings as NBC’s other big new drama, Revolution.

Overall, the show has been averaging 8 million viewers and a 2.4 18-49 rating.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that this week’s episode drew a 2.3 18-49 rating, a 44 percent jump from last week’s episode.

“We all love this thrilling new drama with its sexy breakout cast. We are excited to see it gaining traction on our schedule,” Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement, reports The Huffington Post. “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.”

Chicago Fire stars Taylor Kinney, Jesse Spencer, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund and David Eigenberg. The series airs on Wednesdays at 10pm.

NBC has yet to make a decision for Guys With Kids. Both The New Normal and< i>Go On have already been picked up for full seasons.

image: NBC

 

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