Chicago Fire amidst TV series to keep us in this fall

Chicago Fire amidst TV series to keep us in this fall

chicago fire tv showPlenty of good news for TV series fans this fall. NBC’s 2012-13 Primetime Schedule includes some really promising new shows and acclaimed returning series featuring an eclectic mix of comedy and drama, emotional plots and characters to whom we can relate, admirable endeavors and funny journeys through life. All the right ingredients to keep us mesmerized inside our Chicago apartments.

New fall comedies include The New Normal, Animal PracticeGo On – with Friends’ star Matthew Perry playing the main role – and Guys with Kids, a hilarious rendering of the adventures of three thirty-something dads that try to hold on to their bachelor social lives while dealing with fatherhood issues.

Among the plethora of intriguing dramas flooding the networks, Dick Wolf’s Law & Order series stands out as a great piece that has won the proof of time, managing to stay alive and reaching an exciting 14th season. As part of an intended rejuvenation project, Mariska Hargitay’s character was joined in Season 13 by two new detectives, interpreted by Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino, in her fight against infamous crime. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

And that’s not it. Another smash hit from Dick Wolf is scheduled to make its debut this September; Chicago Fire will bring our Windy City into the spotlight by telling the story of a dedicated team of men and women whose profession is to save lives on a daily basis. All the attention turns to the Firefighters, Rescue Squad and Paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 who have to deal with pressure, danger and personal issues to make it through the day. NBC Chicago reports that Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be playing himself in an episode of the new series, to make it even more realistic and appealing to the audience. In return, as a way to give back to the community, the TV show is supposed to make an investment to the firefighter’s widow and orphans fund.

Starring Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund, and Eamonn Walker among other big names, the thrilling new drama will get us acquainted with the adventurous yet extremely hazardous lives of our beloved firefighters.

Chicago Fire will join other notable dramas to be aired on NBC this fall, including Revolution, Do No Harm, Infamous and Hannibal. The Voice returns on Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET) and includes an additional weekly hour on Tuesdays (8-9 p.m. ET).


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  1. Teresae
    Teresae 11 September, 2012, 10:58

    Chicago Fire looks like a really good show with equal parts drama and good looking characters. The question here is will this show do well enough to stick around? I really like how the show is portrayed as a procedural but bringing in a story that most of us can relate to. This isn’t just about crimes that may or may not have been committed but it also shows family bonds and teams under stress. I’ve got my Hopper set to record it when it airs, along with The Voice and Go On. It’s nice to see something other than a cop show on NBC and Dick Wolf’s talent is apparent so I think it’s a great idea that this show comes from him. My Dish co-workers are pretty excited for the fall TV season and talk is already starting about what shows will be better than others and which ones might get canceled. Most of the new shows this season look pretty interesting but lessons from past seasons tell me that looks can be deceiving.

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    • Eiskaffe
      Eiskaffe 12 September, 2012, 06:13

      Yes, looks can be deceiving–but hopefully they aren’t! We could stand a great lineup of fresh shows this fall on all of the networks.

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  2. Madison
    Madison 12 September, 2012, 23:00

    There was a similar series on NBC like ten years ago, Third Watch, about a group of police officers, firemen and paramedics which made it to 6 seasons I think. Chicago Fire has every chance to stick around for a long, long time; the cast looks really promising and I’m guessing they’ve got some good stories to tell.

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    • Eiskaffe
      Eiskaffe 17 September, 2012, 11:26

      I remember Third Watch! Yes, the series seem similar in many ways. Hopefully Chicago Fire is even better.

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