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(X) "PROFESSIONAL COURTESY"
12/15/2012 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Saturday) : CASEY IS PRESSURED TO COVER UP FOR A DRUNK DRIVER-When the drunk driver who hits a car and paralyzes a 16-year-old boy turns out to be the son of a dirty cop, Lieutenant Casey (Jesse Spencer) must decide whether or not to turn him in. Facing pressure and subsequent threats from the powerful and well-connected Detective Voight (guest star Jason Beghe), Casey decides to tell the truth, inviting a stand-off. Additionally, Severide (Taylor Kinney), who's fighting off the advances of the Chief's new assistant (guest star Meghann Fehy), learns he has a fractured vertebra in his neck that may never heal if he doesn't get treated, but ignores the doctor's advice so he can continue working. Meanwhile, Mills (Charlie Barnett) is torn between helping his mother at her restaurant and devoting himself full-time to the fire department, like his father did. Monica Raymund, Lauren German, David Eigenberg, 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").