‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Chicago P.D.’ Renewed by NBC

Dick Wolf-produced dramas will return for fifth and fourth seasons, respectively


NBC has renewed dramas “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” for the 2016-17 season.

The renewal ensures a fifth season for “Chicago Fire” and a fourth season for “Chicago P.D.,” both executive produced by Dick Wolf.

“Chicago Fire” has consistently won its 10 p.m. Tuesday time period this season, drawing a 1.8 Nielsen live-plus-same day among adults 18-49 for its most recent broadcast. The newest “Chicago P.D.” drew a 1.4 Wednesday at 10 p.m.

The two shows and fellow Wolf-produced series “Law & Order: SVU” are scheduled to cross over in a programming event in February. On Nov. 17, the newest leg of the “Chicago” franchise, “Chicago Med,” is set to premiere.

NBC also on Monday renewed freshman drama “Blindspot,” making it the first new series of the fall to earn a Season 2 pick up.

There is no word yet from the network on the future of “Law & Order: SVU,” currently in its 17th season.