NBC Green Lights Full Season of Chicago Fire

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Fresh off its most-watched episode to date, Chicago Fire received especially good news yesterday: it has been picked up for a full season.

Chicago Fire Cast Photo

"We all love this thrilling new drama with its sexy breakout cast. We are excited to see it gaining traction on our schedule," NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement. "Executive producer Dick Wolf and all the producers have done an amazing job developing a high-stakes series with lots of great heroic characters whose exploits are depicted in Dick's typically epic storytelling style."

Chicago Fire averages around six million viewers per week and a solid 2.4 rating in adults 18-49.

It joins Revolution, Go On and The New Normal as first-year NBC shows that have received full-season orders.

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