How long will One Chicago shows be on break? (February 2024 schedule)

The franchise is going to be MIA for a week on NBC.
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Unpacking" Episode 11001 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Unpacking" Episode 11001 -- Pictured: Jason Beghe as Hank Voight -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC) /

While it seems like the One Chicago shows just returned to NBC, they are, unfortunately, gearing up for a break. All three shows in the franchise will be off the air next week, which means there will be no Valentine's Day theatrics for fans.

Breaks are nothing new for the One Chicago franchise, especially when taking the recent Hollywood strikes into account. The franchise missed a handful fo months due to disputes between the writers, actors, and studios, which has resulted in a shortened episode count.

One Chicago will not air episodes on Valentine's Day

Chicago Med - Season 9
CHICAGO MED -- "I Make a Promise, I Will Never Leave You" Episode 9005 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sophia Ali as Dr. Zola Ahmad, Dominic Rains as Dr. Crockett Marcel -- (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC) /

Given that Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD typically have 18-20 episodes per season, and the current seasons of each only have 13 episodes, it makes perfect sense that NBC would decide to break them up and space out the release of the episodes so that they can fill up more of the winter season.

Marina Squerciati, who plays Kim Burgess on Chicago PD, confirmed that she recently wrapped production on episode 7, which means that there's still half a season to film and edit before the season 11 finale is ready to go.

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Breaks are also beneficial to the One Chicago franchise in this regard. All three shows had a shorter pre-production window than usual, so whatever extra time NBC can give them to film and make last-minute tweaks will result in a better final product.

Thankfully, fans won't have to go without new episodes for very long. While One Chicago will be gone next week, it will be back in full swing the following week.

Chicago Fire - Season 12
CHICAGO FIRE -- "On The Hook" Episode 12005 -- Pictured: (l-r) Christian Stolte as Randy "Mouch" McHolland, Jake Lockett as Sam Carver, Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd -- (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC) /

Here's a breakdown for February:

February 7: NEW EPISODES (catch up if you haven't!)

February 14: NO NEW EPISODES (OC reruns, though)

February 21: NEW EPISODES

February 28: NEW EPISODES

If you absolutely need your One Chicago fix on February 14, there is good news. In the time slots that are usually reserved for new episodes, NBC will air reruns of the recent season premieres for Chicago Med, Fire and PD, respectively.

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