Though the series initially got off to a rocky start, NBC's Dick Wolf-produced procedural drama 'Chicago Fire' has started to spread beyond the show itself. New reports suggest that the drama has already begun prepping its own spinoff drama to focus on another branch of Chicago's finest, specifically the police deparment. Will the latest spinoff from Dick Wolf be the next 'SVU' or 'Law & Order: Los Angeles?'
Hold the phone! Where just yesterday we were begrudging the likes of NBC's 'Whitney,' which like 'Chicago Fire' and 'Guys With Kids' had earned additional script orders from NBC, it seems the fire has just taken another leap forward. NBC has announced that the modestly performing Dick Wolf firefighter drama 'Chicago Fire' is on its way to a full-season pickup! How many episodes will the series see, and what are NBC bosses saying?
It doesn't seem to matter that the original 'Law & Order' has fallen by the wayside, that series star Christopher Meloni has since departed, or how old and parody-able the franchise has become, NBC isn't ready to give up on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' just yet. More than just a renewal however, NBC look to keep franchise creator Dick Wolf very happy with a new deal including an order for a new original series. More procedurals? Read on...