3 shows, 17 seasons
(313 episodes, 45 minutes)
Last month, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD returned to primetime NBC, but with a little twist. Previously, each show had its own primetime night to themselves, but this season all shows are on Wednesday’s, back to back to back.
When NBC released this news, they advertised it as “One city. One family. One night.”
“Chicago Fire” is a series that follows firefighters and paramedics of Chicago Fire Station 51, “Chicago Med” follows doctors, nurses, and other various staff that works at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center, and “Chicago PD” follows the officers at the Chicago Police Department’s 21st district and focuses on the members of the Intelligence Unit.
According to Nielsen Media Research, “Chicago Fire’s” premier was the #1 show of the night with over 8 million viewers.
Throughout this season, viewers should expect to see many crossovers episodes between the three shows. The second group of episodes this season was a three-hour storyline that all shows followed along the same plot.
Robert Greenblatt, who recently resigned as NBC Entertainment Chairman noted “This is the perfect opportunity to put three shows that already have their own audiences built in. So we thought putting them together is just going to be more than the sum of the parts. I think it’s one of the strengths of our fall season.”
The chicago series is full of action, drama, romance, and comedy. There are plot twists after plot twists which lets you to always be focused in to what happening. These incidents that are portrayed in the show are examples of real life scenarios that actual first responders have to deal with on a daily basis. It gives the audience awareness of what they have to go through to keep us alive and safe.
Tune in on Wednesday nights at 8pm on NBC to watch the series for yourself!