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Chicago Fire: I Am The Apocalypse (3X19)

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So much to get to this episode as this is the somewhat pilot episode for the new Chicago spin-off Chicago Med. 51 arrives at a dangerous industrial ammonia leak and rescues dozens of victims in need of urgent care, rushing the whole group to Chicago Med. The team’s greeted by an already overloaded ER with folks who have the flu. Dr. Hannah Tramble, Will Halstead (Brother of PD’s Jay Halstead) and Severide’s friend/nurse April Sexton are on site to help, until a man emerges with a grenade in his hand. He makes a strange statement about a virus being worse than Ebola and pulls the pin. Severide shoves him aside but the grenade exploded and Severide knocked unconscious and hit with shrapnel. Since he was ill with a grenade on hand they order a hospital lockdown with no one allowed in or out of the building. Will, April and Tramble tend to the injuries and confusion inside while Boden grapples with an angry man desperate to leave the scene of the terrorist attack.

Dr. Daniel Charles, Chicago Med’s chief psychologist, comes to Boden’s aid and talks to one of the victims down. This allows for Boden to usher the man and a few additional stragglers back into the hospital.

Inside an operating room, Mills and Brett help Tramble in an effort to save Severide from his wounds. They manage to stabilize him for a moment. Diane Claman arrives in a Hazmat suit from Infectious Disease. She starts to test the area while Casey and Otis make a scary discovery of an electrical fire in the ceiling. However they are out of extinguishers. They call for supplies from the outside. But Sharon Goodwin the head of Chicago Med forbids anyone from entering Chicago Med and risking exposure. Cruz, Mouch, Rice and the rest of the stranded team all volunteer to help find them despite Goodwin’s orders. They extinguish the fire but are still trapped inside.

Back outside the hospital, Halstead and Ruzek from Chicago P.D. arrive and Will informs them of the attack. They investigate as best they can without entering the scene itself and receive a major break when the parents of the attacker inform them that their son worked at a lab that studied infectious diseases. Turns out he had contact with a Soviet-era biological weapon, a specific strain of which concerns Claman. If this man passed the incubation period when he killed himself, Chicago Med may be the ground zero of an outbreak. Claman uses Herrmann’s blood to sample whether or not the hospital remains infected… and he clears the test. Signifying that no one inside is infected lifting the quarantine order.

During Severide’s various surgeries, visions of Shay slip into his mind. Tramble manages to remove all the shrapnel and he gets back to normal. He soon regains consciousness as April in his room and confesses his flirtation with death scared he. Severide remembers nothing from the entire day.

Later, everyone celebrates at Molly’s, where Boden delivers a thankful speech for Chicago Med’s incredible work today. Goodwin counters with a statement of her own and echoes his sentiment, reminding that firefighters and the hospital must always work together and that they rely on each other’s professionalism and skill. After the events of that day, Dawson and Casey end up making out with each other at his place. Well about time you two, but how long will this last? Guess we’ll find out next week. But a heads up, coming April 28 Chicago Fire, PD and Law & Order SVU join forces once again for another crossover event. Be sure to stay tuned.

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One Chicago Shows Announce 2024 Premiere Dates

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Chicago PD Recap Season 10 Episode 16 Deadlocked

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

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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. 

‘Chicago PD’ Shakeup: Tracy Spiridakos Leaving After Season 11

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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