One Chicago will continue next season as NBC renewed Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med on Wednesday; here’s what we know about the new seasons.
The renewals were generally expected, unlike last season when we had some uncertainty about the fate of Chicago Med and there was the cancellation of Chicago Justice.
As you can imagine, there’s not a ton of information that was released with the renewal news, but we’ve put together all the basic facts—and all the outstanding questions—for you. We’ll keep you updated as more information develops over the summer.
Here’s what we know so far (and still need to know) about the renewals:
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UPDATED (5/13/18): Moving to Wednesdays at 9 p.m. next season.
The next season of Chicago Fire will be Chicago Fire season 7. Which also presents an issue, because it is the time when the main cast’s contracts are up for renegotiation.
Taylor Kinney and Jesse Spencer have reportedly signed new deals for Chicago Fire season 7, while the other cast members weren’t made series regulars until after the first season, which means they still have time left on their contracts.
It’s entirely possible that everyone reaches an agreement, so there’s no reason for One Chicago fans to worry just yet. This is a standard part of TV shows getting older!
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It’s far too early to say whether PD will cast someone else to fill the open spot in the Intelligence team, or just go forward with the existing main cast. Tracy Spiridakos was promoted to regular after the departure of Sophia Bush, but her character had also already been introduced at the end of season 4; no such thing happened ahead of Koteas’s exit.
As far as we know now, everyone else is set to return next season including new showrunner Rick Eid, who renewed his contract with Universal Television during the season. That will keep him in charge of Chicago PD for season 6.
UPDATE 5/13/18: Confirmed staying at Wednesdays 10 p.m. next season.
The new season of Chicago Med will be Chicago Med season 4. The entire current cast is expected to return barring any plot twists in next week’s finale, including Norma Kuhling who was added as a series regular this season.
Law & Order: SVU
For the Chicago Justice and/or Dick Wolf fans out there, Wednesday also came with the renewal of Law & Order: SVU for a 20th season. That means Philip Winchester will continue playing Peter Stone for another season!
The talking point there is that SVU will tie the original Law & Order for number of seasons next fall. It also will move into a tie with Gunsmoke for the most number of seasons by a live-action series; FOX’s The Simpsons is the longest running primetime TV series overall, in its 29th season.
UPDATE (5/13/18): Moving to Thursdays 10 p.m. next fall and replacing Chicago Fire.
One Chicago fans have great news to celebrate with NBC keeping the whole franchise on the air for one more season. However, that’s not the end of the story; there are still a lot of moving parts in how that happens that may impact what you see next. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated as more information emerges.