The network hands out three-year renewals to the prolific producer for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and his three Chicago series as part of a new five-year deal to keep his Wolf Entertainment production company at Universal Television.
NBC is staying put in the Windy City: The network has renewed Chicago Fire and its spinoffs Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med, it was announced on Tuesday. Fire has been picked up for season 8, while P.D. and Med will return for their seventh and fifth seasons, respectively.
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has sold the Dick Wolf drama, anchored by Fox Stations, to multiple station groups for an off-net syndication debut starting in September.
Fox Television Stations has closed a deal with NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution for national syndication rights to Dick Wolf’s NBC police drama series Chicago P.D. The show will air Monday-Friday on stations including Fox O&Os in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, Houston, Phoenix, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Orlando and Charlotte, beginning in September 2018.
Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med have all been renewed for the 2017-18 season. However, no decision has yet been made on the fourth addition to the Windy City franchise, Chicago Justice, which premiered earlier this year, or on producer Dick Wolf’s fifth scripted series at NBC, Law & Order: SVU.
A few years ago, the producer behind the Law & Order empire at NBC saw his three primetime shows cut back to one, and was stung when the original series was canceled just shy of setting a record for the longest-running scripted prime-time show. He settled for a tie. Now, Wolf makes the Chicago trilogy of dramas for NBC and is talking about a fourth.
The network has tacked on an additional episode to the current seasons of first-year breakout Blindspot and Dick Wolf’s trio of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Law & Order: SVU — bringing their respective episode counts to 23.
Episodes of three of the network’s dramas, Chicago Fire, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Chicago P.D., will share a story line about an effort to crack a child pornography ring.