Chicago Franchise
Episodes: 476
Created by: Dick Wolf
Michael Brandt
Derek Haas
Matt Olmstead
Produced by: Wolf Entertainment
Universal Television
Distributed by: NBC
Related shows: Chicago Fire
Chicago P.D.
Chicago Med
Chicago Justice
I have ludicrously high hopes that the 'Chicago' shows will be on for a long time because they have settled in, nobody else is making television like this.

Dick Wolf

The term Chicago Franchise is used to describe a number of related American television programs created by Dick Wolf and originally broadcast on NBC, all of which deal with some aspect of the Chicago public services.

Shared people and resources in a common fictional setting are the connecting links between the shows, for example Molly's, a small bar owned by two firefighters and a police sergeant, which has been frequented by characters from all four shows. Many supporting characters, such as police officers and paramedics are also shared among the shows. Occasionally, crossovers of main characters and/or shared story lines between two of the shows will occur. A major character has also left the cast of one show within the franchise only to join another.

Main Cast

Chicago Fire

Chicago P.D.

Chicago Med

Chicago Justice

Chicago Franchise Shows

Chicago Fire Chicago P.D. Chicago Med Chicago Justice
Image Name of Show Description Notes
Chicago Fire Follows the firefighters, paramedics and rescue squad members of the Chicago Fire Department's Firehouse 51.
Chicago P.D. Follows the uniformed patrol officers and detectives of the Chicago Police Department's 21st District. The Chicago Fire episode "Let Her Go" serves as the backdoor pilot.
Chicago Med Follows the doctors, nurses and staff of the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. The Chicago Fire episode "I Am the Apocalypse" serves as the backdoor pilot.
Chicago Justice Follows the prosecutors and investigators of the Cook County State’s Attorney's Office. The Chicago P.D. episode "Justice" serves as the backdoor pilot.

Milestones & Upcoming Episodes

Chicago Fire Chicago P.D. Chicago Med Chicago Justice
Image Name of Show Description
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit The Special Victims Unit is located in the 16th Precinct of the NYPD and focuses on victims of sexual crimes.
Crossovers and Milestones Both Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. crossed over with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Upcoming Episodes Upcoming episodes in the Chicago Franchise.
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