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
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.
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.
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.