The peacock network is staying invested in their Chicago dramas. NBC has renewed Chicago Fire, their Tuesday night series, for a fifth season. Only four episodes of the current fourth season have aired so far.
Chicago Fire follows the lives and work of the firefighters, rescue squad, and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51. The cast includes Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund, Eamonn Walker, David Eigenberg, Joe Minso, Yuri Sardarov, Christian Stolte, Kara Killmer, Dora Madison, and Steven R. McQueen.
The fourth season debuted on October 13th and was way down when compared to the third season opener a year ago. The numbers have gone up and down since then.
However, looking at the current season’s averages, Chicago Fire’s ratings are on par with last year’s and is actually showing some growth in viewership. The series is currently NBC’s second-highest rated scripted series.
Spin-off Chicago PD has also been renewed, for a fourth season. Next Tuesday, the peacock network will unveil the third Dick Wolf windy city drama, Chicago Med.
What do you think? Do you like the Chicago Fire TV show? Are you glad that it’s been given an early renewal or is the network being premature?