NBC adds episodes to ‘Blindspot,’ ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Chicago PD’

Law & Order: SVU logoFor those of you who love NBC drama series, we now have confirmation that you are going to be seeing a little bit more of them the rest of the way this season.

The network confirmed on Tuesday that they have officially added one episode to the orders for “Blindspot,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Chicago PD,” bringing these episode orders for each up to 23. That’s a tremendous amount of story for all of them to cover, but many are well-equipped for it. Dick Wolf, who executive-produces every one of these shows other than “Blindspot,” has done shows with longer orders than this before.

There are ultimately two separate reasons for NBC wanting to make this move.

1. Confidence – Obviously, the network is liking what they are seeing both creatively and commercially from these shows enough to want to give all of them more of a chance to shine.

2. Scheduling – Obviously, there was another week in their long-term schedule for the season that NBC wanted to fill, and these shows are a great way to film it.

The shows that we figure are probably the most challenging are the Chicago ones, mostly because many of the cast members, in addition to doing their own show, also cross over onto others. The one thing that may make this a little more feasible is that all of them have pretty massive casts, which in turn allows for them to have a little bit more in the way of flexibility. Nobody has to work every second of every episode.

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