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NBC gives full-season order to ‘Chicago Fire’

Drama is latest Peacock series to gain traction

Continuing its solid fall start, NBC has given a full-season order to Dick Wolf drama “Chicago Fire.”

By picking up the additional nine episodes, NBC has now given seasonlong commitments to drama “Revolution” as well as comedies “Go On” and “The New Normal.”

Chicago Fire,” which airs at 10 p.m. Wednesdays and is produced by the net’s sister studio Universal Television, is averaging a 2.4 rating/7 share in the 18-49 demo, as well as 8 million viewers overall. The series launched on Oct. 10.

“We are excited to see it gaining traction on our schedule,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “We are incredibly invested in this one.”

Among the ensemble cast are “House” vet Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney and Eamonn Walker.

Wolf exec produces with Matt Olmstead, Joe Chappelle, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski.

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