TV Tidbits: ‘Chicago Fire’ Ignites a Sequel, NBC Gets a Ratings Boost

Chicago Fire

Potential Chicago Fire Spinoff: NBC is reportedly considering the idea of turning Chicago Fire’s Season 1 finale into a pilot episode for a new series centered around the Windy City’s police department counterparts. Executive producer Dick Wolf will reportedly head the potential show alongside Chicago Fire creators/executive producers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, and executive producer Matt Olmstead. As of yet, there’s no word if any of the Chicago Fire cast members will appear in the police-focused series. [TV Line]

That ‘70s Vampire: True Blood is adding a truly psychedelic vampire to their lineup next season. Brothers and Sisters alum Juke Grimes has been tapped to play the role of James, a vampire who was created in the ‘70s who is smart, spiritual, and emotionally deeper than any other nightwalker we’ve met before. Grimes is set to make his undead debut at halfway through the sixth season of the HBO thriller. [TV Line]

Nikita Gains an Agent: Last Resort‘s Jessica Camacho has just joined The CW’s Nikita for an upcoming episode. She will guest-star on the April 5th episode playing Rachel, a Division agent aiming to ruffle some feathers. As one of the underground organization’s few remaining technical operations staffers, Rachel will soon reveal her agenda for breaking free of Division once and for all. [TV Line: ]

NBC Gets a Much-Needed Ratings Boost: …Thanks to The Voice and the mini-Friends reunion on Matthew Perry’s Go On. The Voice snagged 12.4 millin viewers, making this NBC’s best non-sports rating in the 18-49 category since October 2012 and delivered the number one rating of the night on beating out ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. As for the Monica/Chandler show — aka Go On — the NBC comedy jumped up 90 percent this week and grabbed 5.1 million viewers. Bless your little heart NBC, way to go! [Press Release]

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