NBC Will Keep the 'Fire' Burning: Drama Series Gains Momentum, Gets an Extra Episode Deadline

"Chicago Fire" has received some good news, with NBC ordering one extra episode, reports That will bring its freshman season to 23 episodes, the story notes.

The Dick Wolf-produced drama series has been a late bloomer, with an October debut and a slow start in the ratings. It held onto its lead-in, though, and performed well enough to receive a back-nine order.

The show reached series highs earlier in January, the piece adds.