Chicago Fire and 9 NBC shows that might be delayed because of the writers strike

CHICAGO FIRE -- "Red Waterfall" Episode 1122 -- Pictured: David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "Red Waterfall" Episode 1122 -- Pictured: David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC) /

Chicago Fire season 11 might have come to an end on May 24, but One Chicago fans are already eager to know what’s to come next for the hit NBC drama and wondering when the next season might return.

It’s no surprise that audiences are curious to know when the show will be returning as the final episode of season 11 ended with some major cliffhangers.

Kidd was leaving town to go find Severide. Brett successfully adopted the baby she had helped to save on a call earlier in the season, only to then be surprised by Casey with a sweeping gesture in the form of a proposal. And then there was the most unexpected cliffhanger of the finale: Is Mouch really going to be killed off the show?

Needless to say, the writers outdid themselves with the finale as there is a lot to keep fans talking about over the summer hiatus, a hiatus that could very well be longer than fans are expecting.

Is Chicago Fire returning in the fall?

At this time, NBC has given Chicago Fire and the One Chicago shows a place on its fall calendar with the series set to once again air across Wednesday night. However, there are currently no release dates attached to the shows’ returns and there is a strong possibility the series will not arrive in September due to the ongoing writers’ strike.

As the writers’ strike continues with no sign of resolution, the odds of Chicago Fire and a handful of NBC shows being delayed continue to grow. Should the strike extend into the summer, production on the new seasons of NBC’s fall dramas will not be able to begin production until after a new deal is reached.

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Typically, most fall shows enter production sometime in late July which allows their episodes to premiere in the fall. However, production on the new seasons cannot begin until after the strike ends which means if the strike continues into the summer NBC’s scripted series could be delayed in premiering this fall.

In addition to Chicago Fire, there are a total of nine NBC scripted series that could be delayed should the strike run into the summer including fellow One Chicago series Chicago PD and Chicago Med, as well The Irrational, Night Court, Extended Family, Quantum Leap, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, and Found.

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