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Chicago P.D. Sends Sophia Bush to NYC for Law & Order: SVU Crossover

  Chicago P.D. is sending one of its own into the trenches of the Big Apple. Sophia Bush, who plays Det. Erin Lindsay on the new NBC drama, is traveling to New York this coming week to shoot a scene for Law & Order: SVU with star Mariska Hargitay , executive producer Dick Wolf told reporters Sunday at the network's Television Critics Association winter previews. "We have a case that we need a little bit of help with...   //

'Chicago P.D.' EP Dick Wolf on Franchise Building, Ratings Pressure

Enjoying solid ratings -- a 2.0 rating with adults 18-49 and 8.6 million viewers-- with its Jan. 8 premiere, Chicago P.D. saw a substantial drop in its second outing. But executive producer Dick Wolf says the 1.5 adults rating and 5.5 million viewers is nothing to worry about for the Chicago Fire spinoff. The original series saw a similar dip in its second outing, with what he saw as tougher competition, and its a trend that goes back to the days when his Law & Order franchise was not just limited to SVU . Read More...   //

'Chicago P.D.' Retains 100% of Lead-In

“Chicago P.D.” (1.5/4 in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall) retained 100% of its lead-in. Read More.. //

'Chicago PD's' Sophia Bush: 'One Tree Hill' was 'a rare experience'

Zap2it: After your long run as Brooke on "One Tree Hill," how are you adjusting to playing a police detective on "Chicago PD"?Sophia Bush: It feels like a perfect job for me, and that's something that makes it really exciting to get up and go to work every day. I'm not going to lie; I have a really hard time when we're shooting outside and the wind chill is 6 below ... but I love the city.I think it has such a personality, and the incredible dichotomy of culture and spirit that exists within the city gives it such an incredible character. Chicago is really the backdrop for everything in our show, and it feels personal. It doesn't feel like just a location, but like the heartbeat beneath everything that we do.Zap2it: You got to develop a character over the better part of a decade on "One Tree Hill." How is it for you to... //

Chicago PD (NBC) Episode 2 “Wrong Side of the Bars”

Chicago PD  episode 2 “Wrong Side of the Bars” airs Wednesday, January 15th at 10/9c on NBC. Episode Summary:  Chicago PD Season 1 Episode 2 “Wrong Side of the Bars” – Antonio’s (Jon Seda) son was kidnapped and he has a feeling the Columbian drug gang is to blame. Pulpo (guest star Arturo Del Puerto), the Columbian gang leader, is being held in jail and suggests his release may trigger the release of Diego (guest star Zach Garcia). During the investigation, Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) learns some new information about Lindsay (Sophia Bush). Voight (Jason Beghe) offers Antonio a new approach to get information on Diego’s whereabouts. Archie Kao, Elias Koteas, LaRoyce Hawkins, Marina Squerciati, and Patrick Flueger also star. America Olivo, Monica Raymund, Kurt Naebig, and Robert Wisdom guest star. Read More... //

NBC's 'Chicago PD' is the Number 2 10PM Drama Premiere This Season

From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, the debut of “Chicago P.D.” (2.0/6 in 18-49, 8.6 million viewers overall) scored the #2 debut rating among nine new 10 p.m. dramas.  Read More... //

TV ratings: 'Chicago PD' has decent premiere, People's Choice Awards up in viewers Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2013The People's Choice Awards carried CBS to a ratings win Wednesday night, but it also turned in its lowest adults 18-49 rating in six years. It did rise a little in total viewers.Also Tuesday, "Chicago PD" had a decent premiere for NBC, improving significantly on the debut of "Ironside" in the fall. "Revolution" and "Law & Order: SVU" were also up. "The Middle" returned higher for ABC, and "Modern Family" was even with its last original.CBS averaged 8.9 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/9 share in households in primetime, beating out NBC (7.8 million, 5.1/8) for the top spot. ABC (5.95 million, 3.7/6) came in third. FOX (2.9 million, 1.7/3) took fourth, and The CW trailed with 1.1 million viewers and a 0.7/1.CBS also led the adults 18-49 race with a 2.1 rating. ABC and NBC tied for second at 1.9. FOX drew a 1.2 and The CW... //

‘Law & Order’ Creator Dick Wolf Previews ‘Chicago P.D.’

“Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf, a godfather of by-the-book network procedurals, is taking a page from grim cable crime dramas for his new NBC series, "Chicago P.D."  Read More.... //

'Chicago P.D.' teams up with 'SVU' and 'Chicago Fire' in joining the NBC family

One of TV's top makers of procedural dramas is still in the game, and he's expanding his role in it again."Law & Order" mentor Dick Wolf went in another direction last year by introducing "Chicago Fire." He now spins that off into the police world he knows so well by also executive producing "Chicago P.D.," which NBC debuts Wednesday, Jan. 8. The two shows are linked by characters including maverick squad leader Hank Voight, still portrayed by Jason Beghe in the role he originated on "Fire."Jon Seda ("Homicide: Life on the Street"), Jesse Lee Soffer and LaRoyce Hawkins are among others carrying over their "Fire" characters to "P.D." Sophia Bush ("One Tree Hill"), Patrick John Flueger ("The 4400") and Elias Koteas also are in the ensemble cast of the filmed-on-location show, which Wolf says largely evolved from Beghe and Seda's work together on "Chicago Fire.""They were both so good, there was no way I just... //

Chicago P.D. Promises to be a "More Aggressive" Crime Show Thanks to an Unlikely Leader

  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 "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...   //