'Chicago P.D.' renewed for a new season after dramatic finale

Junie Sihlangu
May 10, 2018
11:59 A.M.

Fans of the Chicago universe shows will be thrilled that all three will be returning for new seasons. Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire and, Chicago Med are all set for new seasons.


Variety reported on May 9, 2018, that the shows were renewed by NBC. Detective Alvin Olinsky, played by Elias Koteas on Chicago P.D., was killed off and is one of those that won’t be returning.

The renewal decision was announced on Wednesday night, just ahead of Chicago P.D.'s season finale. Each series tweeted out messages of celebration to their followers.

Chicago P.D. also tweeted their own fan message. They shared with followers that the 21st was not going anywhere and would be returning for season 6.


The series draws an average of 6.4 million viewers, earning a 1.2 rating in the adults 18 to 49 demographic. Cast members include Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, and Elias Koteas.

None have signed up to return yet.

‘The 21st isn’t going anywhere. #ChicagoPD is returning for Season 6.’

Chicago P.D., May 10, 2018

Koteas, however, will be leaving following his character's death in the season finale. On a lighter note, Chicago Med tweeted, ‘Chicago Med will be back for Season 4!’

Fans of Koteas were saddened by his character’s death.


Med was expected to return as the medical drama draws an average of 6.7 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the adults 18 to 49 demographic. Some of its cast members are Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Colin Donnell, Brian Tee, Torrey DeVitto, and Oliver Platt.

It hasn’t been yet revealed which ones would be returning for season 4.

The show's season 3 finale will air on Tuesday night next week. Chicago Fire's message to fans was ‘In the words of Stella Kidd, this story is FAR from over.’


The show will return for its seventh season and it has the lowest ratings of all three. It has less than 6 million viewers per episode on average, with a 1.1 rating in adults 18 to 49.


Its cast includes Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, and David Eigenberg. According to Deadline, Spencer and Kinney have signed up for the next season.


The others have not yet signed on for contract extensions. Chicago Fire will air its cliffhanger season finale on Thursday night.

NBC also renewed Law & Order: Special Victims, which is also headed by the Chicago universe creator Dick Wolf. Chicago Justice was canceled in 2017 after its first season.

Chicago Med airs on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET, Chicago P.D. aired on Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET, and Chicago Fire airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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