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?

'Fire' is spreading , in a manner solely good news for 'Law & Order' vet Dick Wolf's 'Chicago Fire.' According to Deadline, NBC has opted to pick up the series for a full season of 22 episodes, having previously ordered additional scripts for the modestly-performing series. 'Chicago Fire' has averaged 8 million viewers, and recently saw a surge in its creative prowess that led NBC to increase the order.

“We all love this thrilling new drama with its sexy breakout cast,” said Jennifer Salke, president, NBC Entertainment. “We are excited to see it gaining traction on our schedule. 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 back nine.”

What say you? Do you think 'Chicago Fire' deserved a full season? Which of NBC's current crop are you most invested in?

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