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After so many duds this season, you start to root for a new ABC show to open. Upcoming drama Resurrection now remains the network’s last and only hope after back-to-back disappointments from the launches of drama Mind Games and comedy Mixology this week. Last night’s debut of Mixology (1.8 in adults 18-49) ranked as ABC’s lowest-rated comedy premiere this season and the third lowest overall for a Monday-Thursday comedy, only behind NBC’s now defunct Welcome To The Family (1.1) and Sean Saves The World (1.4). And that’s with one of the best comedy lead-ins on television, Modern Family, marking the lowest-rated debut following ABC’s flagship comedy. Yes, Modern Family is not the ratings powerhouse it used to be, with last night’s episode (3.1) down 11% from the last original to a season low but still, Mixology‘s premiere rating was down a big 38% from the short-lived How To Live With Your Parents »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
On the heels of NBC extending the freshman season of Dick Wolf’s freshman crime drama Chicago Pd last week, TNT is doing the same with the second season of Wolf’s real-life crime series Cold Justice. TNT has picked up six more episodes of the breakout docu-reality series, from Wolf Films and Magical Elves, to air this summer. In its current second season, Cold Justice is averaging 1.8 million viewers in Live + 3, up 25% vs. Season 1 in adults 18-49 and +12% in 25-54. Wolf, Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz and Tom Thayer exec produce the series, which follows former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they dig into unsolved cold murder cases. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Four episodes of Chicago Pd have aired so far, averaging a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.8 million total viewers. It's currently the network's fourth-highest-rated scripted series. Chicago Fire is number two.
Chicago Pd follows the men and women who work at the Chicago Police Department's District 21. The cast includes Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Jesse Lee Soffer, Sophia Bush, Patrick Flueger, Laroyce Hawkins, Elias Koteas, Marina Squerciati, and Archie Kao.
What do you think? Do you like this Chicago Fire spin-off series? »
It's somewhat rare for midseason dramas to get an expanded episode order, but when Dick Wolf is involved, standard rules don't apply. NBC announced on Friday (January 31) that "Chicago P.D." has been picked up for two additional spring episodes, bringing its total order to 15 episodes. Through its first four weeks on the schedule, "Chicago P.D." is averaging 6.8 million viewers and a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 in Live + Same Day ratings. Considering how quickly "Ironside" tanked, it's no surprise that NBC is boasting that "Chicago P.D." has given the network its best Wednesday 10 p.m. »
- Daniel Fienberg
NBC is banking on more Chicago P.D. The Chicago Fire spinoff, which has averaged 6.8 million viewers and a 1.7 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo, has gotten two additional episodes tacked on to its rookie-season order, bringing the episode total to 15. Photos: 2014's New Broadcast and Cable TV Shows Chicago P.D., from executive producer Dick Wolf, centers on uniformed police patrol and the intelligence unit that pursues the perpetrators of the city's major street offenses. The series stars Jason Beghe, whose character was introduced on Chicago Fire last season, Sophia Bush,
- Philiana Ng
NBC has ordered two more episodes of “Chicago P.D.,” bringing the season to 15 episodes. Through its first four weeks on the schedule, the Dick Wolf drama has averaged a 1.7 rating/5 share in they key adults 18-49 demographic, and 6.8 million viewers overall. Also read: ‘Chicago P.D.’ Review: Second City to None Excluding “Saturday Night Live” specials, the four “Chicago P.D.” episodes so far have earned NBC’s four best results in the Wednesday 10 p.m. hour since Sept. 25. »
- Tim Molloy
Now that Law & Order: Svu is the last of the Law & Order franchise, it must be lonely not being able to crossover with any of its now gone siblings. Luckily, so long as Dick Wolf creates a series they automatically take place in the same universe and new crossovers can happen. Next month you can expect Svu and freshman series Chicago P.D. to cross paths in a way that’s going to open up many positive relationships for both shows. In fact, Chicago P.D. seems like it’s going to be a hub for interaction with other series, but before we get into that we’ll first tackle the crossover involving Sophie Bush.
Bush, who plays Det. Erin Linsday on NBC’s Chicago P.D., will be traveling to New York to shoot a scene for Svu with star Mariska Hargitay. “We have a case that we need »
- Brody Gibson
You won’t find Alan Wurtzel skiing, skating or sliding down an ice-covered ditch in a luge, but NBCUniversal’s self-professed research geek, who analyzes ratings and audience data for the company, is gearing up for an event of literally Olympic proportions — sifting through reams of information that looks at how viewers watch the Games on TV, mobile tablets and even while sitting at their office cubicle. In some cases, Wurtzel sends personnel into viewer homes to record exactly how they watch the Olympics and what devices they use.
Approximately a dozen staffers take part in the effort, which Wurtzel, president of research and media development at NBCU, has been running since the company’s 2008 coverage of the Beijing Games. He says his studies of Olympics viewing behavior have helped NBCU determine early on, for instance, that consumers would rather launch apps than try to interact with a traditional Web »
- Brian Steinberg
NBC's Chicago Pd, a spinoff from Chicago Fire, premiered a couple weeks ago to mixed review. At the Television Critics Association press tour, the cast and executive producer Dick Wolf took to the stage to answers questions about the new series. Jason Beghe, who stars as Hank Voight had a lot to say about his character and why he believes the man isn't as bad as everyone thinks he is.
In fact, Jason Katims, who executive produces both shows, says the cameo will be as under the radar as About a Boy star David Walton’s appearance on Parenthood last week, in which Walton’s character was a part of a poker game hosted by Shepard’s character. “The one that aired on Parenthood was so subtle because people don’t know [About a Boy] yet, but I kinda liked that — not say anything about it and putting it out there,” Katims said. »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Looks like NBC‘s got crossover fever, not just in the crime drama department but in its comedy slate. A few hours after Chicago Pd creator Dick Wolf teased that show’s upcoming crossovers with Chicago Fire and Law & Order: Svu, About A Boy Ep Jason Katims revealed today at TCA that the new half-hour comedy does indeed exist in the same TV universe as his other San Francisco-set show, Parenthood. The small screen adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name premieres February 21 before settling into its Tuesday 9 Pm slot and stars New Girl‘s David Walton as Will, a bachelor man-child who befriends the 11-year-old misfit kid next door (Benjamin Stockham) and his single mother Fiona (Minnie Driver). Walton popped up briefly this week on Parenthood to set up the bridge between the shows. “It turns out Will also has his own poker game so Dax Shepard »
- JEN YAMATO
Typically on TV, crossover episodes are treated as big deals -- characters from one series show up on another in sweeps stunts or special story arcs.
That's not how "Chicago Fire" and its spinoff, "Chicago Pd," plan to operate. They're already part of the same world, and executive producer Dick Wolf says it's natural that characters from each show would cross paths with the other.
"In actual fact, the police station, the exterior of the district -- which is the same exterior used in 'Hill Street [Blues]' -- is a block and a half from Fire House 51 in Chicago," Wolf said Sunday (Jan. 19) at the TCA winter press tour. "The fact that these people intermingle is hardly surprising."
Chicago P.D. is sending one of its own into the trenches of the Big Apple.
Sophia Bush, who plays Det. Erin Lindsay on the new NBC drama, is traveling to New York this coming week to shoot a scene for Law & Order: Svu with star Mariska Hargitay, executive producer Dick Wolf told reporters Sunday at the network's Television Critics Association winter previews.
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- Kate Stanhope
The debut season of NBC‘s Chicago Pd isn’t just going to see characters crossover with parent series Chicago Fire. It will also feature a Chicago-ny crossover with the network’s crime drama juggernaut Law & Order franchise – and that’s just the beginning, exec producer Dick Wolf teased today at TCA. The new police-focused series debuted earlier this month to Ok ratings, focusing on Chicago Fire character Detective Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and a new cast of cops fighting crime in the Windy City. Overlap with Fire began with episode 1. “[David] Eigenberg was there with Pouch the dog,” Wolf noted, adding that storylines between the two Chicago dramas will arc “over a couple of episodes” with some regularity. Pd star Sophia Bush revealed that she’s heading to New York this week to film a scene with Law & Order: Svu‘s Mariska Hargitay. Last fall it was reported that a »
- JEN YAMATO
Enjoying solid ratings -- a 2.0 rating with adults 18-49 and 8.6 million viewers -- with its Jan. 8 premiere, Chicago P.D. saw a substantial drop in its second outing. But executive producer Dick Wolf says the 1.5 adults rating and 5.5 million viewers is nothing to worry about for the Chicago Fire spinoff. The original series saw a similar dip in its second outing, with what he saw as tougher competition, and its a trend that goes back to the days when his Law & Order franchise was not just limited to Svu. Photos: 2014's
- Michael O'Connell
It figures to get a tougher test next week when it faces regular competition, but NBC’s Dick Wolf cop drama “Chicago P.D.” looked pretty good in its premiere Wednesday, a night won overall by CBS and its “People’s Choice Awards.”
According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Chicago P.D.” averaged a 2.0 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 and 8.6 million viewers overall in the 10 o’clock hour, placing second to “People’s Choice” on CBS and retaining nearly all of its lead-in from “Law & Order: Svu” (2.1/6 in 18-49, 8.9 million viewers overall), which delivered its top score since its Sept. 25 season premiere.
Of the nine new 10 p.m. dramas this season, only NBC’s “The Blacklist” opened with a higher 18-49 rating (3.8) than “Chicago Pd.” And looking specifically at its Wednesday 10 o’clock hour, “Chicago P.D.’s” 2.0 is within a tenth of a point of the highest rating for a regular 10 p. »
- Rick Kissell
Reception to NBC’s new drama Chicago P.D. wasn’t quite as cold as the temps these days in the windy city: The latest law drama from Dick Wolf only generated a 2.0 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. Still, that’s flat with the debut last January of Deception, that amusing little Revenge ripoff with Victor Garber, Tate Donovan and I can’t remember who else.
It wasn’t the easiest night to premiere: the drama that stars the (still smoking) Jason Beghe and the is-she-seriously-playing-a-detective? Sophia Bush had CBS’ popular People’s Choice Awards for competition. »
- Lynette Rice
Ever since Southland was canceled, I’ve had a police drama-sized hole in my heart, which is why I was excited to give Chicago P.D. a chance. But instead, Chicago P.D. reminded me of another cop show I’d previewed several months ago — Low Winter Sun.
For me, Chicago P.D., Dick Wolf’s latest project, was partly just another police procedural, not unlike an episode of Law & Order, and partly Low Winter Sun-esque in that the Chicago Fire spinoff was clearly attempting to have a darker tone. (Read: Cartels, big crime, dirty cops, etc.) Perfect example: »
- Samantha Highfill
We first met Detective Jay Halstead on ‘Chicago Fire,’ as the cop who fell for Dawson. However, he’s starring in ‘Chicago P.D.,’ premiering on Jan. 8 — and he’s spilling all the dirty little secrets of the job exclusively to HollywoodLife.com!
Jesse Lee Soffer, 29, is ready to take on the streets of Chicago! On the new NBC series Chicago P.D. he plays Jay, a “good cop” — but not necessarily in the way you’re thinking.
Jesse Lee Soffer Takes On ‘Chicago P.D.
“I think Jay’s a good cop — not necessarily in the sense of dirty or not, but that he knows how to be a good cop. He gets the job done,” Jesse told HollywoodLife. »
- Emily Longeretta
Chicago Pd is a bad show. The dialogue is predictable, the acting is marginal, and the plots are the swept-up leftovers from the Dick Wolf Idea Factory. At one point on tonight's pilot, which airs on NBC at 10 p.m., a team of cops rush into a decrepit house looking for a suspect. He runs off. They stick around to search the premises, and lo and behold, they hear rustling in the closet. I bet there's a tender, innocent child in there, I thought. Guess what? There was a tender, innocent child in there.Cpd is a spinoff of NBC's surprise medium hit Chicago Fire, but it feels more like Southland with all the energy, ideas, and drama sucked out. Jason Beghe (who's been in everything, but made the strongest impression as Matt's HIV-positive Navy boyfriend on Melrose Place) stars as Sergeant Hank Voight, a role that originated as a »
- Margaret Lyons
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