Is Chicago PD season 9 coming in 2021?

CHICAGO P.D. -- "The Other Side" Episode 816 -- Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "The Other Side" Episode 816 -- Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC) /

Police drama Chicago PD is going strong with its season 8 finale airing on NBC last night. Though the series has been the weakest in ratings lately compared to its One Chicago sister shows, Chicago Fire and Chicago Med, the Jason Beghe-led outing is still a fan-favorite for TV lovers and a staple on Wednesday nights. Now that we’ll be without Chicago PD for a few months during the off-season, fans are wondering what the future for the series looks like and when we can expect season 9 to premiere.

Is Chicago PD season 9 happening?

Let’s get this out the way now: Chicago PD season 9 is definitely happening. The drama series was renewed back in February 2020 for seasons 8, 9, and even 10. All of the One Chicago shows were renewed for multi-year deals, a move that wasn’t surprising for the network. So now that we can rest assured that Chicago PD won’t be ending anytime soon, let’s get into when it’ll return.

Chicago PD season 9 release date

As of the time of this article, we don’t have an official release date for Chicago PD season 9. However, we’ve got a good timeframe for when we can expect it. With the exception of the first season, all seasons of the series have premiered on NBC in September or November. With that schedule in mind, fans have been expecting the next installment to come out sometime in the fall. And that would be correct.

According to a report from Variety earlier this month, all three One Chicago shows will be returning to NBC this fall for the network’s 2021-2022 lineup. The franchise will hold its usual Wednesday night timeslots, with Chicago PD season 9 releasing the latest from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The publication also reported that new series La Brea, which stars Chicago PD alum Jon Seda, will be premiering this fall.

Although we can’t tell you the exact date Chicago PD season 9 will debut on NBC yet, we do know it will land sometime in fall 2021. So start getting ready!

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