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Chicago Fire: Call It Paradise (3X14)



I can’t tell you how grateful I am to be a part of this episode as I will talk about after this recap. The episode begins with A Chicago weather emergency with the snow and cold where Dawson steps outside the firehouse to find a crate with an abandoned baby inside. She takes care of the baby with a trip to Chicago Med. But before the trip the supposed mother Toni arrives. She posits that the estranged father dropped the baby off, yet Boden and Dawson remain skeptical and request that she return with evidence to prove she’s the mother.

The intense cold interferes with radio communication as Mills and Brett are called to a scene and end up stranded on a call. As they deal with a pair of paranoid, drug-addled teens in peril, Cruz identifies where they are and organizes a search team. The rescue squad arrives just in time to help save a teen from serious harm and returns the paramedics to the firehouse.

Back at 51, Boden manages to get his newborn son’s pediatrician to come by the firehouse for an official examination of the baby. She quickly determines is a preemie a real survivor who will require extra care. Later, Toni returns with paperwork but something smells fishy as she describes Grace as a perfect, healthy baby. This sets off a signal for Dawson, but before she can get Boden, Toni pulls out a gun and demands Dawson turn over Grace. When the rest of the fire fighters arrive from a call, Toni panics and rushes out. Later, Dawson finally accompanies Baby Grace to Chicago Med and witnesses her reunion with her actual parents from Indiana, no doubt worried sick about their daughter’s disappearance. Dawson’s connection to Grace caused some mixed emotions. I bet she would make a great mother.

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Meanwhile, Captain Cunningham from Arson visits 51 looking for Severide as she wants his take on a recent arson case. He resists, still stinging from her inability to help get Shay’s killer, but he studies photographs from the scenes and returns to Cunningham’s office with an alternate theory that impresses the captain. In fact, she offers him a position in Arson, confident his skills would save lives. Although Severide declines, her offer leaves him in a good mood. He returns home to his apartment and drops in a home DVD, one of the many he and Shay filmed for posterity. For the first time in a long while, he smiles as he is finally at peace with her death. I still think he should still work for Arson and help. Just saying…

Boden struggles to make peace with his father expresses a waning desire to fight his cancer, despite Boden’s offer to provide information on an experimental drug. Papa Boden turns him down preferring to live than die. So, with Herrmann’s help, he resurrects the semi-annual Winter Luau at Molly’s. The party’s a huge success, and afterwards Boden and his dad enjoy a drink in private, happy to share each other’s company. But later, after Boden puts Terrance to bed, he returns to the living room and discovers his father in the chair, unresponsive deceased with a family photo album in his hands. Such a sad moment and Richard Roundtree was the perfect actor to play his father. I got to work on that exact scene at Molly’s and it was a lot of fun

Finally, Casey finds himself in a unique situation after the luau, too – he joins a cute attendee at her apartment. He explains his recent breakup and she responds with her own. It’s a mutual invitation, and they make out in her kitchen. Dang Casey, getting it on. It seems that woman is really important and we will find that out next week.

So as I said earlier I got the chance to be a part of this episode as an extra. You’ll find me at the 32:26 in a blue Hawaiian shirt behind Otis. It was a fun day to reunite with the cast and crew and meet some great people on set as extras. Here’s a pic.



Photo Credit: NBC Universal/Chicago Fire

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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One Chicago Shows Announce 2024 Premiere Dates



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It’s finally happening—our favorite One Chicago shows are coming home to us!

Chihards, mark your calendars and get ready to sit down in front of the TV on January 17 because that’s when Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD will make their highly-anticipated and long-awaited premieres! 

It’s truly beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… though I hope that turning around new episodes doesn’t mean that the actors will have to work through the holidays. 

Chicago Med returns for season 9, Fire for season 12, and Med for season 11.

Of course, the full NBC 2024 lineup will kick off on Jan 1 with America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League, which means they are wasting no time getting back into the swing of things following the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike delays.

Law & Order franchises will have their moment on Thursday, Jan 18 with Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime.

Part 1 of The Voice returns on Feb. 26, along with BC’s new Deal or No Deal spinoff, Deal or No Deal Island.

La Brea will air its final season on Jan 9, leading into the final two episodes of Found. The Irrational will also air its final four episodes starting Monday, Jan. 29. 

Quantum Leap and Magnum P.I., Lopez vs. Lopez, The Weakest Link, Password, That’s My Jam and The Wall currently don’t have a premiere date. 

It’s time to get back to the magic of TV! 

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When Will ‘Chicago Fire’ Return? Here’s When Season 12 Kicks Off Filming



Fans have been patiently waiting for the 12th season of Chicago Fire, which was announced back in April by NBC. 

The network renewed all three of the One Chicago shows at the time, including Chicago PD for season 11 and Chicago Med for season 9. 

Typically, new seasons of the dramas would’ve started in September as part of the network’s fall lineup, however, production on the shows was significantly delayed due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The writers’ strike ended a bit before the actors’ strike, which meant that the writing staff was able to get back to work penning the scripts in October, however, things remained at a standstill until the SAG-AFTRA union negotiated a promising contract with the studios and allowed actors to get back to making shows and movies. 

Thankfully, with the strikes officially over, the shows are back in business. 

According to a Chicago Fire Extras post on Facebook, the drama set at Firehouse 51 will be kicking off filming on Monday, Nov. 27! 


And that means that we’re on track to get new episodes of the 12th season in 2024 as a premiere date has been announced as Wednesday, January 17.

With Chicago Fire back in business, it’s safe to say the sister shows are following suit—and we’ll have new episodes to watch sooner rather than later. 

CBS already unveiled its lineup for regularly scheduled programming, beating out all the other networks to the announcement, but if theirs is anything to go by, new content will be landing as soon as February. Some of your favorite sitcoms and dramas on CBS, including the NCIS franchise, Ghosts, and the FBI shows, will all be kicking off after the Super Bowl. 

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And the good news is that Taylor Kinney’s Kelly Severide is making a comeback after a ten-month hiatus. Back in January, the actor announced a personal leave of absence from the series, but fans are surely eager to see him back on the firefighter drama once again! 

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One Chicago Shows Score a Massive Renewal at NBC



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Don’t worry, your favorite One Chicago shows aren’t going anywhere anytime soon! 

As the 2022-2023 TV season winds down, TV networks are already looking to the future, and the upcoming 2023-2024 broadcast season. 

Per TVLine, Chicago Fire has been renewed for season 12, Chicago PD for season 11, and Chicago Med for season 9.

Fans will also be delighted to know that Dick Wolf’s other shows, Law & OrderLaw & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime have also been renewed. 

“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” Dick Wolf said in a statement. “All six shows being picked up again is the ultimate accolade to our incredible casts, producers and writers. I’d also like to thank our loyal fans who have kept our NBC shows on the air for what will be a cumulative 84 seasons.”

Renewals and cancelations are a big deal, with many audiences patiently awaiting verdicts for their favorite dramas.

Alaska Daily on ABC has yet to get an update, while FOX canceled The Reisdent after 6 seasons while renewing The Cleaning Lady

What shows are you waiting to hear about? Let us know! 


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