Most people have a tough time getting back in shape after the holidays, but this past year, Chicago Fire star Monica Raymund had extra incentive: her character's upcoming firefighter academy test.
"Was my body prepared? No. We started shooting those episodes after the holidays, so after two weeks of just, like, eating," Raymund tells TVGuide.com with a laugh.
Thankfully, she was able to buckle down enough to do the whole test on camera for one grueling 14-hour shoot. "It was all me. All 14 hours. All the cardio," she says. "By the end of it, some of my crew members were applauding and
Coming from the man behind the long-running Law & Order franchise — which has spawned four spin-offs since the mothership's 1990 debut — it should come as no surprise that the Dick Wolf-produced Chicago Fire would meet a similar fate. However, showrunner Matt Olmstead admits he didn't see it coming.
"It's funny," he tells TVGuide.com. "If we would have started out thinking that we were going to spin off Jason Beghe's character into a show, we probably wouldn't have...
Paramedic Leslie Shay (Lauren German) has never had the best timing on Chicago Fire. Last season, she jumped back into a relationship with her pregnant ex-girlfriend, Clarice, just before Clarice found out she had to move away. Then, she tried to have a baby with her best friend Severide (Taylor Kinney) just before his ex-girlfriend showed up at their doorstep pregnant and claiming that the baby was his.
However, nothing could beat the turn of events in last Tuesday's episode of the NBC sophomore drama, when Shay returned to Firehouse 51 after a serious battle with depression and suicidal thoughts only to find out that the house was being closed.
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In the wake of the shocking news that Firehouse 51 is closing, Tuesday's fall finale of Chicago Fire will mark the house's last shift together. But will it also be Casey's last shift ever?
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Holy smoke! Law & Order creator Dick Wolf's NBC drama Chicago Fire mixes buff bods, heroic action and — in a startling change from Wolf's previous procedurals — satisfyingly soapy storylines. This combo has helped make the sophomore series a hot date on Tuesday nights for more than 8 million viewers. "What we're doing here is the equivalent of big studio movies that have huge action sequences," says Wolf...