NBC Stokes Chicago Fire With a Full-season Order

By Tim Surette

Nov 09, 2012

Well, this was rather unexpected. NBC has ordered a full season of the surprise "hit" Chicago Fire following a series-high 2.2 rating in the adult demo last night, says The Hollywood Reporter. NBC has ordered the back nine, bringing the total episode count of the first season to 22.

Last night's episode was helped by a special episode of The Voice as a lead-in, boosting its numbers a jumbo 44 percent over the previous episode's 1.6 rating. Last night's 2.2 was good for second place, just behind CBS's CSI (2.3) and just ahead of ABC's critically adored Nashville (2.0).

The Voice has been a boon for other NBC shows, too. Revolution also benefitted from the singing sensation and was picked up for a full-season order last month. NBC has also ordered full seasons of The New Normal and Go On.

One of Chicago Fire's biggest supporters has been some creature named Lady Gaga, who's been promoting the show heavily to her 31 million Twitter followers. Gaga happens to be dating star Taylor Kinney. Hey Gaga, can you tell your people to give Last Resort a chance? Thanks!

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  • Yaspaa Oct 18, 2013

    The first season was pretty good, but the new season has bumped it up a notch, it's great.

  • crimegirl12 Nov 12, 2012

    I'm glad that they are giving Chicago Fire another chance. We need that type of show on air. You get to learn about the characters as well as some firefighter stuff in the process. My brother is wanting to become a firefighter and he loves this show! So do I!

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  • haldrey Nov 10, 2012

    Glad to hear that, it's about time a non cop related drama gets noticed.

  • AgentSkinner Nov 10, 2012

    I'm loving Chicago Fire. I'm glad it got a back order.

    This Dead Pool everyone is talking about sounds like an Arrow villain, but obviously you guys have been betting on cancellations. I'll have to look it up, it sounds like fun. Oh yeah, and glad you lost on this one. :)

  • FringeFanatic Nov 10, 2012

    More like a Marvel anti-hero.

  • z33kk Nov 10, 2012

    Are we watching the same show? I got through....barely....the first 3 epiodes...Now I give up!

  • ludoTV Nov 09, 2012

    A hit huh? whatever you say NBC...

  • stanking Nov 09, 2012

    And my Dead Pool continues to dive into negative digits. At this point, I just have to believe the networks are f***ing with us.

  • TVcom_editorial Nov 10, 2012

    G-D Dead Pool is dead anyway. (Not really, we're still going to finish it, but COME ON WHEN IS SOMETHING GOING TO DIE?)

  • AssandroJourn Nov 09, 2012

    some actor from Last Resort should hook up with Katy Perry or Rihanna (or else ) to give a huge boost for the show then)

  • DavidJackson8 Nov 09, 2012

    Typically I don't really care if a show I don't watch gets picked up or not... but I do care when BETTER shows can't seem to find audiences while an average-at-best show like this does. It saddens me. =(

  • kryptonkalel27 Nov 09, 2012

    This show is is hugely BELOW average but agreed.

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