10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Chicago Shows

17 May 2016
Ten fast facts about the Chicago shows.
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With triple whammies of the Chicago series airing Tuesday nights on M-Net, we thought we’d bring you a few fast facts about the shows, including some exciting news about the lawyers in town.

1. Chicago Fire is the original show; PD is the first spin-off; Med, the second; and now there’s a batch of lawyers set to make their debut, in Chicago Justice.

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2. With the four Chicago instalments, executive producer Dick Wolf will have clocked a career-best: five shows on NBC in one season, the fifth being Law & Order: SVU.

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3. Wolf is still bested by producer Jerry Bruckheimer for holding the most scripted series in a single season. During the 2005-06 period, Bruckheimer held ten shows in a single season.

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4. Real-life fire station Engine 18 plays fictional Firehouse 51 in Chicago Fire and has become a tourist attraction, thanks to the show’s popularity.

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5. When real firefighters are asked about the accuracy of Chicago Fire's dramatic rescues, they state that there should be a lot more smoke. However, they accept that disbelief needs to be suspended, otherwise we wouldn’t see what was happening on screen.

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6. Eamonn Walker, Taylor Kinney and Monica Raymund (Wallace Boden, Kelly Severide, and Gabriela Dawson, respectively, on Chicago Fire) enjoy riding around the city on their motorbikes.

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7. Jesse Spencer (Matthew Casey in Chicago Fire) plays the violin.

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8. Talking about violins, Torrey DeVitto (Dr. Natalie Manning in Chicago Med) played the violin at Christie Brinkley's wedding.

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9. Taylor Kinney used to live in Hawaii, where he spent time surfing and skydiving. Now that’s what we call the good life!

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10. If you thought Archie Kao (Sheldon Jin in Chicago P.D. Season 1) looked familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen him on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, playing Archie Johnson for 11 years.

Tune in for a Chicago triple bill, Tuesdays from 19:30 on M-Net.