NBC Picks Up “Chicago PD” Series

New Dick Wolf-produced drama a spinoff of "Chicago Fire"

It's the Chicago Police Department's turn to get its TV close-up.

NBC announced Friday that it's picking up a drama series called "Chicago PD" for the 2012-2013 season.

The Dick Wolf-produced spinoff of "Chicago Fire" will also be shot in Chicago.

The new show revolves around the fictional District 21 of the CPD, and focuses on uniformed cops who patrol the beat and deal with street crimes, and the Intelligence Unit that targets organized crime, drug trafficking and high-profile murders.

The lead characters include actors Jason Beghe, who had a recurring role as a detective on Chicago Fire and also starred in Showtime's Californication, and Jon Seda, who also appeared on Chicago Fire as a detective and starred in HBO's Treme.

A portion of NBC's show description:

"From the street cops with dreams of moving up to the elite crew who are already in, "life on the job" is a daily challenge. The enormous responsibilities that come with the territory take an emotional toll, as we'll fond when we follow the personal lives of our characters outside the walls of District 21."

It's not known what night of the week the new drama will run.

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