Countless movies and TV shows have revolved around firefighters, and now NBC's Chicago Fire (Wednesdays, 10/9c) gives an authentic look at the brave men and women tasked with putting out blazes and saving lives. Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney star in the drama, which is produced by Law & Order maestro Dick Wolf and was just picked up for a full season. Creators Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (who wrote the movie 3:10 to Yuma) took our showrunner survey to explain why we should be hot on Chicago Fire...
Taylor Kinney and Jesse Spencer
The producers behind NBC's new drama Chicago Fire continue to take pains to accurately reflect the real world of firefighters — to the point that the show regularly hires off-duty Chicago Fire Department members as extras. It is in that spirit that the drama's world premiere screening, to be held in Chicago, will honor several generations of Windy City firefighters.
More than 100 Chicago firefighters and their families — many of whom come from a long line of firefighters — will be on hand Tuesday night at the Chicago History Museum to celebrate the launch of the show.