At this point, we all know that the One Chicago shows are delayed. NBC confirmed that Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD will not be returning during the fall, but during the first half of 2024. This is due to the actors and writers strike that are currently going on in Hollywood.
What’s even more disappointing, however, is the schedule that NBC has proposed to fill in for the absence of new One Chicago episodes. Generally speaking, the One Chicago time slot takes up 3 hours on Wednesday nights, with each hour being dedicated to an episode. The fall schedule for 2023 will not follow the same template when it comes to reruns.
Will NBC show Chicago Fire reruns?
Instead, NBC will be airing One Chicago reruns for one hour, and fill up the remainder of the time slot with two other dramas: Quantum Leap and Magnum P.I. One Chicago reruns will be airing a rerun at 8 p.m. CT on Wednesdays during the fall, while Quantum Leap and Magnum P.I. will take over the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. time slots, respectively.
This may seem a bit confusing at first glance. Quantum Leap and Magnum P.I. are both scripted shows, which means they should be affected by the writers and actors strike. The reason they aren’t is because they were completed before the strikes happened, meaning they are already good to go. NBC needs content for the time being, so they chose to push these shows up.
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It’s disappointing that fans won’t get a chance to see reruns for all three shows, so that we can maintain some semblance of One Chicago Wednesday intact, but at least the shows will be given time so that the writers and actors can negotiate better deals and return to work without having to rush and churn out an inferior product.
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