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Within the last few weeks we witnessed the full fury of the new interim chief Pridgen. But many things were happening with the firehouse. We begin at a clinic as Mouch learns that a security glitch resulted in the compromise of his anonymity as a past sperm donor, and since his donation resulted in conception, he may receive contact from someone claiming to be his child. Sure enough, a kid named Emmett leaves a voicemail on Mouch’s cellphone and expresses a desire to meet his biological father. Mouch, afraid, deletes the message, but Platt convinces him in private to meet Emmett. Mouch drives to the diner and spots Emmett outside. But after debating changes his mind and turns around, not telling anyone he didn’t do it.

Back at 51, Chief Pridgen confronts Casey and lets him know he’s fully aware of Casey’s relationship with his ex-wife Beth. In turn, Casey confronts Welch and demands he stay out of his business. Welch refuse and points out to Casey that he made the choice to sleep with Pridgen’s ex. But when Casey attempts to quell the tension between him and Pridgen, the interim chief makes it clear that he doesn’t want an apology. Which makes him more of a jerk than ever.

The squad responds to a structure fire and soon discovers a nearby emergency down the street. Pridgen redeploys Casey and his team to cover the rescue rather than help with the current fire, but his tactical move results in the building manager defying Pridgen’s orders as he throws himself through a window and ends up in critical condition. The firehouse finds itself under investigation for negligence, and when the investigators question Pridgen, he skillfully manages to shift blame from him to Casey. Severide overhears Pridgen and confronts Welch, who once again rejects a plea to support Casey, certain of Pridgen’s victory. Nonetheless, Severide makes an appointment with Chief Tiberg to issue his official side of the story.

Meanwhile, Brett presents Dawson with an interesting proposition which involves a double date with her, Cruz and Phil from Chicago Med. After Dawson agrees, Brett finalizes plans before informing Cruz, who stresses at the prospect of going on a double date with Casey’s former fiancée. Cruz builds up the courage and eventually asks for Casey’s permission from Casey reminds him that he’s Dawson’s lieutenant now, nothing more. Damn but a low blow on that end. That night got even more awkward when Dawson later admits that she needs a friend more than a boyfriend. Brett agrees to be there for her.

So the big question from this entire episode is…where was Boden during all of this? Well, he was at home caring for his son and listening in on the events unfolding at 51. When Casey goes to visit Boden vows to help him despite his furloughed status, but when Herrmann comes by to check in, Donna corners him with a surprise comment: her husband needs to return to the station. He’s driving her crazy.

When Pridgen learns about Severide’s statement, he warns him that he could prevent any kind of future promotion, especially in the event of Boden’s reassignment after his furlough. To help his cause, Pridgen pulls Welch into his office and asks him to sign a pre-prepared statement that backs his version of the events, not Severide’s. A call prevents Welch from providing his signature, and he heads out with the rest of the squad. They tend to some injuries until a drive-by shooting takes the whole squad by surprise and Casey tackles Welch to save him from a string of bullets. This moment secures Welch’s decision and he refuses to lie for Pridgen… and the irate interim chief responds by relieving Welch of his position.

However, Chief Tiberg reacts with his own move once he hears that Welch’s statement connects with Severide’s – he sends Pridgen packing from 51. This allows Boden to return, and when the announcement comes through after the shift, the entire firehouse cheers in celebration. It’s good to be back to normal. Just like that 51 goes back in business with Boden at the helm

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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. 

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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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