TV Dramas "Chicago P.D." & "Chicago Fire" Renewed

"Grimm," "The Blacklist," "Parks and Recreation," "The Voice" and "Celebrity Apprentice" also renewed

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014  |  Updated 6:51 AM CDT
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Casts from both shows appear at the Museum of Broadcast Communications along with their legendary producer.

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The TV dramas "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago P.D." have been renewed for the 2014-15 season, NBC announced Wednesday.

Both shows share the same creators and producers making it easy for characters and storylines to occasionally crossover seamlessly from one show to the other. This will be the case on the upcoming Tuesday, April 29 episode of "Chicago Fire" when a massive bomb explosion sends the city into chaos. The storyline will conclude the following night, Wednesday, April 30, on "Chicago P.D." where the police officers deal with the fallout from the tragedy and try to find who was responsible for the blast.

"Chicago Fire" is the No. 1-rated program among the broadcast networks in adults aged 18 to 49 years and has been nominated for a People’s Choice Award and is the winner of a Prism Award and Imagen Foundation Award.

In its first nine weeks on the schedule, "Chicago P.D." has generated NBC’s nine best 18-49 results in the time period, excluding Olympics and "Saturday Night Live" specials, since Sept. 25, 2013.

NBC officials also announced Wednesday the renewal of the drama 'Grimm." Network executives previously said "The Blacklist," "Parks and Recreation," "The Voice" and "Celebrity Apprentice" would all be returning to the schedule.

NBC is winning the season in adults 18-49, and ranked as the No. 1 broadcast network for the first time in 10 years this late in the season. The network is up 20 percent versus one year ago, with its highest rating 25 weeks into the season in six years.

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