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CHICAGO FIRE Boss on Highlighting Firefighter Cancer Support Network

January 22, 2020 by  
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CHICAGO FIRE — “Where We End Up” Episode 811 — Pictured: Eamonn Walker as Wallace Boden — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)

On the Wednesday, January 15 episode of CHICAGO FIRE, Boden (Eamonn Walker) was devastated to learn a former student, Mike Buckley, whom he taught at the academy, was dying from cancer—and Buckley shared that one in three firefighters are diagnosed with the disease.

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CHICAGO FIRE’s Jesse Spencer and Derek Haas Tease One of the Biggest Flames Ever

January 15, 2020 by  
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The CHICAGO FIRE team will be pushed out of their comfort zone on the Wednesday, January 15 episode when Firehouse 51 is forced to bunk with the fame-chasing Firehouse 20.

“There’s [only] so many scenes you have at your [own] firehouse,” CHICAGO FIRE executive producer Derek Haas points out. “They’ve been bucking up against [Firehouse 21] because of their territory overlapping [so] how many different antagonistic relationships can we throw in?”

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CHICAGO FIRE -- "Where We End Up" Episode 811 -- Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide, Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Christian Stolte as Randy "Mouch" McHolland -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)

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CHICAGO FIRE Boss on a Job Shift and New Hookup

January 8, 2020 by  
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CHICAGO FIRE — “Hold Our Ground” Episode 810 — Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Wednesday, January 8 episode of CHICAGO FIRE.]

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CHICAGO FIRE Boss Teases Firehouse 51’s ‘Combustible’ Overlap with a New Group

January 6, 2020 by  
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CHICAGO FIRE — “Hold Our Ground” Episode 810 — Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)

The CHICAGO FIRE firefighters find themselves in an unusual battle when the series returns on Wednesday, January 8: overlapping coverage areas with another firehouse. Tensions immediately arise—at least on one side—when the two house show up to the same incident.

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CHICAGO FIRE Post-Mortem: Derek Haas on the ‘Dawsey’ Reunion, Fall Finale Cliffhanger, and that Heartbreaking Surprise

November 20, 2019 by  
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CHICAGO FIRE — “Best Friend Magic” Episode 809 — Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for the CHICAGO FIRE fall finale, “Best Friend Magic.”]

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CHICAGO FIRE’s Miranda Rae Mayo Previews an Unexpected Danger

November 20, 2019 by  
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CHICAGO FIRE — “Best Friend Magic” Episode 809 — Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)

With CHICAGO FIRE’s Stella (Miranda Rae Mayo) adding on new responsibility, she’s been struggling to juggle it all. And in the Wednesday, November 20 fall finale, things come to a head.

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CHICAGO FIRE: Derek Haas and Miranda Rae Mayo Tease Gabby’s Return

November 12, 2019 by  
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CHICAGO FIRE — Season: 6 — Pictured: (l-r) Monica Raymund as Gabriela Dawson, Yuri Sardarov as Brian Zvonecek ?Otis?, Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide, Eamonn Walker as Wallace Boden, David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann, Christian Stolte as Mouch, Kara Kilmer as Sylvie Brett, Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz, Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd — (Photo by: John Tsiavis/NBC)

CHICAGO FIRE is welcoming back Gabby Dawson (Monica Raymund) for its fall finale—a return that has been five months in the making.

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CHICAGO FIRE Boss Derek Haas Teases the Midseason Finale—His 50th Writing Credit!

October 23, 2019 by  
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NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS — “One Chicago Day” — Pictured: Derek Haas, Executive Producer, “Chicago Fire”, “Chicago Med, “Chicago P.D.” at “One Chicago Day” at Lagunitas Brewing Company in Chicago, IL on October 7, 2019 — (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)

CHICAGO FIRE co-creator Derek Haas helped craft the massive three-CHICAGO series crossover earlier this season, but he also has a personal milestone coming up: his 50th writing credit.

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The ONE CHICAGO Bosses Tease the Biggest Crossover Yet

October 11, 2019 by  
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ONE CHICAGO Crossover spoilers

CHICAGO FIRE — “Infection, Part I” Episode 805 — Pictured: (l-r) Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd, Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning, LaRoyce Hawkins as Officer Kevin Atwater, Jesse Lee Soffer as Det. Jay Halstead, Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett, Tracy Spiridakos as Det. Hailey Upton, Taylor Kinney as Lt. Kelly Selly Severide, Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey, Marina Squerciati as Officer Kim Burgess — (Photo by: Sandy Morris/NBC)

On Wednesday, October 16, NBC’s CHICAGO shows cross over for arguably the biggest 3-hour block in the franchise’s history.

“I had an instance where I scraped my foot, and it was right on the edge of being infected,” ONE CHICAGO executive producer Dick Wolf told reporters in the video below. In addition to being tested for normal things, Wolf was thrown to be told he was being checked for MRSA, a dangerous infection. “He so casually said, ‘Oh, it’s out [in the public].'”

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CHICAGO FIRE: What You Missed on Your Summer Vacation

September 25, 2019 by  
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CHICAGO FIRE season 8 kicks off tonight!

Take a look at everything you missed this summer, including photos from tonight’s season premiere, an episode tease, and all the links you’ll need to catch up on what went down…

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CHICAGO FIRE -- "Sacred Ground" Episode 801 -- Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)

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CHICAGO FIRE Boss Teases ‘Life-Threatening’ Season Premiere

September 25, 2019 by  
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CHICAGO FIRE — “Sacred Ground” Episode 801 — Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey — (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)

CHICAGO FIRE had its share of emotional curveballs in the season 7 finale—including Brett’s (Kara Killmer) out of nowhere engagement—but the show will start its eighth season in the thick of the action.

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FBI: Derek Haas on Joining the CBS Drama

January 22, 2019 by  
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FBI, from Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the “Law & Order” franchise, is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. These first-class agents, including Special Agent Maggie Bell (Missy Peregrym, pictured), her partner, Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan (Zeeko Zaki, pictured, center), and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine (Jeremy Sisto, pictured, left), bring all their talents, intellect and technical expertise to tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime and counterintelligence, in order to keep New York and the country safe. FBI will premiere on the CBS Television Network during the 2018-19 season. Photo: Michael Parmelee/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

CBS freshman drama FBI underwent multiple showrunner changes last year: series creator Craig Turk exited after the pilot, with PERSON OF INTEREST’s Greg Plageman stepping in; Plageman left in October, with CHICAGO FIRE’s Derek Haas and CHICAGO P.D.’s Rick Eid taking over.

Both men have a long history with Dick Wolf-produced shows—Haas co-created the CHICAGO franchise, while Eid worked on the LAW & ORDER franchise, including a stint as SVU’s showrunner—but the move to co-run FBI was a surprise.

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CHICAGO FIRE Boss, Jesse Spencer on Casey’s Romantic Journey

January 16, 2019 by  
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CHICAGO FIRE — “You Choose” Episode 711 — Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey — (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris)

CHICAGO FIRE’s Casey (Jesse Spencer) has had quite a romantic journey this season as he went from married (but separated), to a newly divorced man testing the dating waters.

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CHICAGO FIRE Showrunner Picks His Favorite Storylines of 2018

December 26, 2018 by  
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CHICAGO FIRE — “Going to War” Episode 702 — Pictured: Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey — (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)

CHICAGO FIRE underwent a number of changes in 2018, a fact that showrunner Derek Haas is all too aware of.

“We got the new time slot on Wednesday nights at 9,” he says. “And then having MED as a lead-in and PD as a lead-out has been just way beyond what anybody’s expectations were. The way our viewers embraced all three being on one night and being ONE CHICAGO. This first half of the season, I’m particularly proud of.”

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CHICAGO FIRE: Derek Haas on Finding the Right Way to Say Goodbye to DuShon Brown

December 24, 2018 by  
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CHICAGO FIRE lost one of its own in 2018, when DuShon Brown (who played Connie) passed away in March.

It left the writers with a tough task: Brown had filmed three episodes prior to her death, and there were only a handful left in the season. “I just didn’t want to do something disrespectful [to] her family, [and] our cast and crew had grown close to her,” CHICAGO FIRE executive producer Derek Haas recalled to reporters.

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