TVLine Items: Chicago Fire Episode Order Upped Again, Robin Roberts' GMA Return Date and More

Chicago FireNBC is in no hurry to burn through Chicago Fire‘s freshman season.

For the second time in as many weeks, the network has added an additional episode to the hit drama’s debut run. This latest increase brings Fire‘s first season total to 24.

Chicago Fire airs Wednesdays at 10/9c.

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Robin Roberts is slated to return to her post at Good Morning America on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The comeback comes five months after the anchor left to undergo a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder.

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• Bravo has renewed Top Chef for an eleventh season, the location of which has not yet been announced.

• ABC Family has given series orders to two new dramas, The Fosters and Twisted (formerly Socio). The Jennifer Lopez-produced Fosters follows a multi-ethnic family of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms, while Twisted centers on an alleged teenage sociopath drawn into a murder mystery.

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• Holly Hunter and William Hurt have joined History’s Bonnie & Clyde miniseries, Deadline reports, playing Bonnie’s mother, Emma, and Frank Hamer, the Texas ranger credited with tracking down the (yet-to-be-cast) lawless lovebirds.

• On Feb. 23, the occasion of Schindler’s List‘s 20th anniversary, USA Network will air the acclaimed film without commercial interruption. The showing will begin with a personal introduction by director Steven Spielberg.

BBC Three announced Thursday that Being Human‘s upcoming fifth season will be its last. Syfy’s US version, meanwhile, is currently in its third season.

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  1. Bobby says:

    Awesome news! Chicago Fire is so good and I have loved it since the first week it premiered. I expected it to be like Baywatch meets firefighting due to the trailer and debut hype clips so I wasn’t thrilled about it, but when I actually watched it I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Each week I continue to watch live and love it, but from the get go I assumed nobody would give it a chance and it would die a quick death. To see it getting extra episodes, word of mouth spreading, and being the top rated NBC program on Wednesday’s each week is so beyond cool. Keep it up!

    • Brian Colton says:

      I also agree that the show has been surprisingly good. It is a combination that never fails- good character development, strong bonds between the fire sisters and brothers, action mixed in everyday human experiences: you have the guy having raw luck trying to make an extra buck, mother issues, brother and sister estrangement, guilt for not saving lives. Like they save and heal strangers physically, they do the same for each other emotionally and spiritually. There is a religious element and forgiveness element. These are rare in television which usually gives higher applause to hatred and revenge in dramas. Hopefully, they will keep that touch.

  2. Elyse says:

    happy to hear about Chicago Fire!! ill have to check out the ABC Family shows. they sound kind of interesting.

  3. Barbara says:

    best new show of the season, just love it !!!

  4. ollie says:

    I cant believe it has been 20 yrs since schindlers list wow that makes me feel really old. saw it at the movies on a high school trip. its such a great movie.

  5. Barbie says:

    Chicago Fire has been my favorite sow this season, though Elemtary is a close second. I’m so happy about this. I love those characters!

  6. Tran says:

    Fingers crossed for Chicago Fire if NBC decided to renewed it for a second season and more shirtless Taylor Kinney.

  7. Jade says:

    NBC seems to really stand behind Chicago Fire. I’d be shocked if the series isn’t renewed for a second season.

  8. Jared says:

    Huge fan of Avan Jogia and really excited to see him in a darker role on Twisted.

  9. wrstlgirl says:

    Great news for Chicago Fire. By far my favorite new show :-)

  10. liz says:

    YIPPEE!! LOVE CHICAGO FIRE!! Never miss an episode. The writing is great and I like all of the characters, especially Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey and Severide. YIPPEE!! Just one complaint. I’m not too happy with Casey’s storyline with his mom and sister. I don’t care about them at all.

    • Chloe says:

      I agree, especially about his Mom. She scares me. I have a feeling she’s going to flip out on someone & wind up back in prison. Too bad, because I like Kathleen Quinlan but I think her character is dangerous.

  11. JC says:

    Chicago Fire was the highest rated drama on NBC last week, and will be again this week. Who would have thought something like that would have been possible a few months ago?

  12. Crystal says:

    Would anyone happen to know if the Bonnie & Clyde mini series is based on the book Go Down Together by Jeff Guinn? It’s an incredible read and I heard somewhere that they were making a movie out of it and was just wondering if this is what they meant.

  13. says:

    excited about chicago fire!

  14. Spikenalabama says:

    Excited to hear the Chicago Fire news. It is my favorite new show of the season. Very sad to hear about BBC America’s Being Human. It was a far superior show to the SyFy version; even with all the cast changes.

  15. Robin says:

    Awsome news about chicago fire! Loving that show

  16. cm2772 says:

    I hope Chicago Fire gets a second (plus many more) seasons. I wrote this earlier, and will keep posting this hoping that a writer or director at CF sees this. Dear person of influence and/or power at CF: Please consider bringing in a female firefighter. May she be mature, sexy and strong and issue-free. You don’t see much about Otis, Hermann or Mouch’s relationships–can’t we have similar role for a female? I am getting a little bored of every female having issues (relationship mostly). You want to appease the female audience? Give them a model for inspiration. You want to appease the straight males? Give them a female that they would like to marry someday.

    Sexy,mature, tomboy, happily married with supportive husband and healthy kids. She works hard, can hang in there with the men and is respected by all. I hope they introduce a few new characters next season. This being on the top of my wish list for CF.