Organized crime isn’t going to catch a break in Dick Wolf’s version of Chicago. NBC has renewed the Chicago PD TV show for a seventh season. It will air as part of the 2019-20 broadcast season and will likely return in the fall.
An NBC police procedural, Chicago PD stars Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati, LaRoyce Hawkins, and Amy Morton. The drama centers on the men and women of the Chicago Police Department’s District 21, who pursue the perpetrators of major street crimes in the “Windy City.” Detective Sgt. Hank Voight (Beghe) is at the heart of the war on crime in Chicago and will do anything to bring criminals to justice. This Dick Wolf TV series crosses over with the other shows in the franchise, Chicago Fire and Chicago Med.
The sixth season of Chicago PD is averaging a 1.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.16 million viewers. Compared to season five, that’s down by 5% in the demo and up by 12% in viewership. It’s currently the network’s fourth-highest rated scripted series in total viewers.
The renewal announcement was made by Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We remain in awe of the job Dick Wolf, our producers, casts and crews do in creating some of the most compelling television today,” Katz and Pakosta said. “The Chicago franchise is a lynchpin of our schedule and we’re thrilled that audiences have embraced our Wednesdays with such incredible passion for these shows and characters.”
What do you think? Do you like the Chicago PD TV show? Will you be watching season seven on NBC?