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11/21/2012 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : THANKSGIVING PROVES TO BE A BUSY HOLIDAY FOR THE FIREHOUSE -- INCLUDING A VISIT TO A METH LAB, A GANG SHOOTING AND A 10-CAR PILEUP�Everyone in the firehouse is ordered to take a drug test after a call to a daycare center exposes them to a makeshift meth lab, and Severide (Taylor Kinney) stalls, not wanting his injury, or the painkillers he takes, to be discovered. Meanwhile, Truck and Squad find themselves pinned down by gunfire while trying to help the victim of a gang shooting, and a deep-fried turkey fire grows from small to explosive when a garage catches fire. Elsewhere, Dawson (Monica Raymund) saves a bleeding man and Casey (Jesse Spencer) delivers a baby on the scene of a massive car pileup on the freeway. David Eigenberg, Charlie Barnett, Lauren German, Teri Reeves and Eamonn Walker also star.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's second of 22 episodes) on 4/26/13
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, April 2013) NBC has announced the renewal of five key drama series for the 2013-14 season: "Revolution," "Chicago Fire," "Parenthood," "Grimm" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." All have been given 22-episode orders. "Chicago Fire," from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf and creators Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, goes inside a Windy City firehouse and the lives of those who engage in one of our nation's noblest professions. In addition to Wolf, Haas and Brandt, executive producers also include Matt Olmstead, Joe Chappelle, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski. The series is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films. "Chicago Fire" has topped its premiere audience of 6.6 million persons a total of eight times this season, and the only other new drama on the broadcast networks to have done it even once this season is NBC's "Hannibal." "Chicago Fire" originals have improved the time period versus year-ago results by 24 percent ("live plus same day").