Chicago PD really cut loose last week. The police procedural gave fans one of the most intense episodes in recent memory, complete with explosions, a city-wide shutdown, and the possible death of one of the main characters: Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger).
There’s a lot hanging in the balance for the next episode, and fans are understandably curious as to whether they will get it tonight, but unfortunately, that won’t be the case. There won’t be a new episode of PD tonight, since the show just wrapped up its tenth season.
When will Chicago PD season 11 premiere on NBC?
In fact, there won’t be a new episode of the show for several months. Generally, fall programming airs all of its episodes between September and May, and then takes the summer months off to regroup and start production on the next season.
The bad news is that Chicago PD won’t be releasing new episodes until the end of the year. The good news is that the show has been renewed for an additional season by NBC. It took a bit longer to secure a renewal deal than usual, but it was struck nonetheless, and couldn’t be happier.
The season 10 finale left us in a pretty dire situation with regards to Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger). The character was shot in the stomach and rushed to the hospital, but he lost a lot of blood in the process, and a devastated Burgess (Marina Squerciati) is unsure whether he’s going to make it.
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The only real hiccup that could delay the start of season 11 would be the writer’s strike. The 2008-2009 strike went on for 100 days, and there is a strong chance that this one will go on for much longer, given the current state of negotiations.
Without scripts, production on films and TV shows can’t start. There’s also the possibility that the actors could go on strike over the summer, which would complicate start dates even further. It’ll be interesting to see when (and if) the normal September start dates are pushed back by the networks if it’s determined that their fall shows won’t be ready in time.
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