NBC Stokes Chicago Fire With a Full-season Order

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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