“Chicago Fire” just got hotter.
The Windy City-based NBC drama series from “Law & Order” producer Dick Wolf about hunky firemen just got an order for five more scripts, according to various stories surfacing on Thursday, including this one on the Hollywood Reporter Web site.
As votes of confidence go, an order for additional scripts isn’t exactly in the same ballpark as an order for actual episodes — as some more-successful new fall shows have already received.
But the request for more scripts means NBC is at least curious to know where the “Chicago Fire” producers hope to take the show and its characters in future storylines. So, it’s better than not getting a request for more scripts.
The Hollywood Reporter story cites an uptick in the show’s ratings — particularly for the 18-49 demo NBC craves — for igniting NBC’s interest in more material. The audience did grow modestly in that age group from a week ago (when the show scored a 1.5 18-49 rating) to last night (Wednesday), when the demo rating reached 1.8. But two weeks ago, it was at 1.9, according to available ratings data.
In total viewers Wednesday night, “Chicago Hope” had 6.297 million, according to Nielsen — up from 5.85 million a week earlier.
“Chicago Fire” airs Wednesday nights at 10/9c on NBC.