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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It's not just the firefighter neighbors who will drop in on Chicago PD, NBCs midseason police-centric Chicago Fire spin-off. Dick Wolf's new cop show gets an official welcome to the Law & Order family when SVU detectives Fin (Ice-T) and...
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Chicago Fire. Read at your own risk.]
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A&E has canceled the crime drama Breakout Kings after two seasons, Deadline reports.
The news comes one day after co-creator Matt Olmstead signed on to run NBC freshman drama Chicago Fire. Breakout Kings cheated death once before — it was originally developed for Fox, but A&E picked up the...
A&E has renewed freshman drama Breakout Kings for a second season, Deadline reports.
Production is set to start later this year and Season 2 could premiere as early as the...
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Breakout Kings may sound like a reincarnation of Prison Break — the executive producers are the same and a Prison Break character will even appear on the A&E series — but producers Nick Santora and Matt Olmstead insist it is not the same show.
"It's a completely different show," Santora said at Friday's Television Critics Association's winter preview sessions. "It's really not about people breaking out of prison; it's about...
Breakout Kings, the fall pilot passed over by Fox, has found new life at A&E.
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The network has greenlit 13 episodes of the series from Prison Break producers Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora.
Kings centers on several convicts, played by Malcolm Goodwin and Jimmi Simpson, who are...
Fox has added Breakout Kings to its fall development slate.
Kings follows a team of marshals and ex-cons who work together to catch criminals who have broken out of prison...
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Fox's Prison Break wrapped up its four-year run (and run, and run, and run...) on Friday night, as Michael finally decided into whose hands he could entrust Scylla. Along the way, a pair of familiar faces resurfaced, justice was meted out, and, in a four-year flash-forward, a variety of fates were revealed.
It was during that epilogue that the producers uncorked one final — and fatal — twist. If you have finished watching the two-hour series-ender, read on for executive producer Matt Olmstead's answers to the burning questions you likely have.