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Boston Marathon bombing, heroics not in plans for 'Chicago Fire'

April 22, 2013|By Greg Braxton
  • David Eigenberg, lying down, Monica Raymund, Lauren German and Yuri Sardarov in a scene from "Chicago Fire."
David Eigenberg, lying down, Monica Raymund, Lauren German and Yuri Sardarov… (Matt Dinerstein / NBC )

The Boston Marathon bombing and the resulting heroics of police, firefighters and other emergency workers might seem like a natural jumping-off point for an episode or story on "Chicago Fire," NBC's drama about emergency workers at a fictional Chicago firehouse.

But executive producer Dick Wolf said "Chicago Fire" will not tackle the real-life Boston situation, largely because the bombing was a terrorist attack.

"The last thing we want to do is exploit a tragedy," Wolf told reporters in Pasadena who had gathered for a media day centered on NBC Universal shows. "That would be very difficult."

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