When does Chicago Fire season 9 premiere on NBC?
When does Chicago Fire season 9 premiere? One Chicago fans have faced some confusion over the start date for the long-running firefighter drama’s new season, as primetime TV schedules are changing constantly due to current events.
However, NBC has nailed down when the new season will be available, although it’s not when the audience would normally expect to see Firehouse 51 return to duty.
The network has officially announced that Chicago Fire season 9 will premiere on Wednesday, November 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. That’s about seven weeks after the show’s usual launch in late September.
Why is there a delay? That’s because of the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to be an issue throughout the United States and the world. TV and film productions would normally shoot in the summer, but had to postpone their usual filming because it wasn’t safe for casts and crews to be on set due to coronavirus.
With the series starting up production later than normal, that then has a ripple effect throughout the process of making TV. Fans have to wait longer to see the episodes because it’s going to take longer to have them written, filmed and edited. So while it might upset some fans to have to wait almost two months, this is something that’s truly unavoidable.
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Viewers can stream every past episode of Chicago Fire for free, albeit with advertisements, by going to IMdB TV in the meanwhile. The service recently added seasons 7 and 8 after having the first six seasons available to watch last fall. No subscription is required.
In November audiences will see a series that’s slightly different. Annie Ilonzeh will not be coming back as paramedic Emily Foster after producers decided to write her out of the series. Meanwhile, a recurring cast member has been promoted to series regular; click the banner below to find out which one.
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