October 10, 2012 |
Dick Wolf, the man behind the globally successful "Law & Order" family of television shows, has fared less well when straying from his practically patented formula (and, for that matter, from New York City as a background). But when you are known for doing one thing well, it is always tempting to prove yourself capable of doing another. In "Chicago Fire," Wolf tries on a new city and a new setting. Created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas ("2 Fast 2 Furious") and premiering Wednesday on NBC, the "Law & Order" network, it is set in a Chicago firehouse - with a nice skyline view from the driveway - where various factions cooperate and compete and get together for a beer at the end of the day. It begins, as is often the case with such stories, with a teammate's death.
April 26, 2013 |
Despite its ratings challenges, NBC renewed five of its dramas for next season. Among the returning shows are the sci-fi adventure series "Revolution" from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke; the fantasy series "Grimm," the family drama "Parenthood," the first-season breakout hit "Chicago Fire" and the long-running "Law & Order: SVU. " Of the returning shows, "Revolution" and "Chicago Fire" are the newest, getting second seasons after performing relatively...
April 22, 2013 |
NBC's "Chicago Fire" did not exactly generate a lot of heat when it launched last fall. The drama about the truck and rescue squads of a fictional Chicago firehouse lacked the moody darkness, charismatic antiheroes and explosive violence of critical darlings such as "Breaking Bad," "Homeland," "Boardwalk Empire," "Dexter" and "Sons of Anarchy. " The show's retro vibe and focus on heroism were decidedly more "old school" than "new cool. " The template also appeared a bit too close to those of "Rescue Me," "Third Watch" and other recent series centered on emergency workers.
April 22, 2013 |
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.
July 24, 2012 |
Dick Wolf is known primarily for developing the "Law & Order" franchise. But with his series "Chicago Fire," Wolf is moving from the cool of the courtroom to the heat of infernos fought by dedicated Chicago firefighters. Just don't call "Chicago Fire"a procedural that will spotlight weekly fires and rescues. Wolf describes the series as an intense, character-driven drama that is a bit of a throwback to big-scale event TV. "This is not the fire of the week," Wolf said during a session about the NBC series at the TCA Press Tour.
May 1, 2010
— Maicon Santos scored on a header off a corner kick in the 76th minute to give Chivas USA a 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. Chicago (2-2-2) opened the scoring in the 53rd minute. Patrick Nyarko crossed it into the middle, and Baggio Husidic beat goalkeeper Zach Thornton. Chivas USA (2-3-1) almost tied it in the 68th minute when Sacha Kljestan sent a perfect free kick toward goal, but goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra made the save. Nyarko made a run in injury time only to be ruled offside.