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Chicago PD: NBC Orders Chicago Fire Spin-off

NBC TV showNot only has NBC renewed Chicago Fire for a second season but they’ve now ordered a spin-off, Chicago PD. Executive producer Dick Wolf (Law & Order) is of course no stranger to spin-offs.

Chicago PD originated as a back-door pilot and it will air as the upcoming season finale of Chicago Fire. NBC will release their 2013-14 schedule in the next few days but here’s what we know about the new show so far:

CHICAGO PD – District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups. There are the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head to head with the city’s street crimes. And there’s the Intelligence Unit, the team that combats the city’s major offenses – organized crime, drug traffi cking, high profile murders and beyond. Leading the Intelligence team is Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), a man not against skirting the law in the pursuit of justice. Demanding and tough, only those who can take the heat survive under Voight’s command.

Take Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) – despite his troubled history with his boss, Dawson has ambitions of running the unit… so if that means facing off against Voight every day, he’ll persevere. From the street cops with dreams of moving up to the elite crew who are already in, “life on the job” is a daily challenge. The enormous responsibilities that come with the territory take an emotional toll, as we’ll f nd when we follow the personal lives of our characters outside the walls of District 21.

From Emmy(R)-winning producer Dick Wolf and the team behind “Chicago Fire” comes Chicago PD, a gripping, character-driven new police drama about those who put it all on the line to serve and protect.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing Chicago PD? Do you think the spin-off is a good idea?

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Don Herion January 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm

When making a raid the Sgt should be with the officers that are going to make
entrance to the suspect location to make sure it is done right. First rule is never
ever stand in front of the door you are knocking on. I’ve made over 1,000 raids
in my career and never lost anyone, like the female officer that was shot through
the door and killed. “Maybe they wanted to write her off the show.”? Also the
location should have been secured before the raid to prevent anyone from escaping
the premises. “But then maybe they wanted a car chase in the show”?


Marcus May 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Chicagos an expensive place to film it’s no wonder they’re trying to create a franchise to combine expenses.


DickWolfFan May 12, 2013 at 3:35 am

Ok…enough is enough already. Dick wolf is really spreading his brand thin and cleaning his image by spinning off freshman shows that were good but somewhat struggling to find their niche. Get CF a little stronger before you spin it off or you will do like you did with L&O and have 5 related and intercommingled series that are all somewhat struggling, and then the parent gets taken off. Luckily, SVU is still doing alright and got renewed for a season 15…but even its days — and I say with a heavy heart — are seeming numbered.

COD Seems like a good idea…but we know how the saying ends is still”at the time.” i just don’t want to see a series die before it gets good.


rmhf May 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Like Jon sedan so here’s hoping


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