“Chicago Fire” has really made it.
The NBC freshman drama could potentially have a spinoff.
The drama about Chicago fire fighters and paramedics started slow, but its ratings surged in January., with its three biggest overall audiences and three of its four highest ratings in adults 18-49 years old. The show has also beaten ABC’s Connie Britton country music drama “Nashville” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” at times.
The spinoff would most likely air as a back door pilot this season, if the series delivers a fitting episode centered on Chicago police.
Taylor Kinney (“The Vampire Diaries”), Jesse Spencer(“House M.D.”), Charlie Barnett, Monica Raymund, Lauren German, Eamonn Walker, David Eigenberg and Teri Reeves star in “Chicago Fire.”
Dick Wolf (“Law and Order”), Danielle Gelber, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Matt Olmstead and Peter Jankowski executive produce “Chicago Fire.” Haas, Brandt, Olmstead and Wolf would oversee the new project from Universal Television and Wolf Films. Some of the fire fighter drama’s cast could also transfer.
“The Vampire Diaries’ The Originals” and CBS’ “NCIS: LA” spinoff “NCIS: Red” are other back- door pilots out this season. Wolf has also spun the crap off of “Law & Order.”
“Chicago Fire” airs Wednesday at 10 ET.