The release date for Chicago Fire season 5 — October 11, 2016
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Chicago Fire season 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. NBC has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for October 11, 2016.
About the show
Chicago Fire is an ongoing American television action and procedural drama series. It was created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas and produced by Wolf Television and Universal Television. It has been on the air for four seasons following its original premiere on October 10, 2012.
The series follows both personal and professional issues in the lives of the firefighters, paramedics and rescue squad members at one of Chicago`s stations. Facing the station shutdown, death in the family, union issues, romantic involvements, addictions - all against a backdrop of the dangerous incidents that the crews have to deal with on a day-to-day basis, sometimes cheating death in the process. The star cast includes Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund, Charlie Barnett, Dora Madison, Kara Kilmer and Lauren German.
Even though the critics` reviews of Chicago Fire have been mixed or average, the series has steadily held the prime-time viewers` attention, resulting in excellent viewership numbers. The show`s been noted for solid acting, top-notch storytelling and realistic portrayal of emotions, but on the other hand, also criticized for lack of character development and an unoriginal approach to the subject. On November 9, 2015 NBC just announced the show`s renewal for the fifth season, so that the fans of the adrenaline rush and the eye candy of Chicago Fire can rejoice and hope that the fifth season is still better than the fourth. The date of the release has not been announced, but the mere fact of the series` renewal is already great.
Season 4 recap
A 23-episode fourth chapter of one of the Dick Wolf’s drama shows, Chicago Fire concluded airing in the US on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The finale was not the most-watched episode of the season with 7.9 million viewers, but overall the fourth installment did very well for CBS with an average viewership of more than 8 million loyal fans. Just a few episodes into the fourth season, the network’s management greenlit the primetime hit for another round. In the final minutes of the last episode, Casey made his choice and showed up at Dawson’s house. According to Matt Olmstead, one of the executive producers on the show, their relationship will get solidified in a new season. At the same time, Severide will continue exploring his new relationship with Kidd to see where it goes.
UPDATED December 22, 2015: NBC’s 2016 winter programming line-up has been unveiled and most shows are currently on a holiday break. The mid-season finale of Chicago Fire was broadcast on December 8, 2015 and season 4 of the drama series is expected to continue on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. As we have already informed you earlier, the high-rated show has already been renewed for the next run.
UPDATED June 16, 2016: More personal and professional drama in the lives of Chicago firefighters, rescue team members and paramedics is coming your way on Tuesday, October 11 at 10pm when the fifth season of Chicago Fire will debut on NBC. All of the series` stars are expected to return in the fifth chapter, and a lot more of female firefighter Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) will be featured in the upcoming season, as she`s promoted to series regular. Sign up our automatic updates and receive a reminder one day prior to the fifth season of Chicago Fire.