NBC orders up more ‘Chicago P.D.’

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The Peacock Net seems plenty proud of its new cop drama “Chicago P.D.” An NBC spokesman said the network has ordered two more episodes of the Dick Wolf-produced midseason show, bumping up its freshman run to a total of 15 episodes.

The “Chicago Fire” spinoff has fared well in the ratings since its Jan. 8 debut. Wednesday’s episode generated just shy of 7 million viewers and did a respectable 1.7 rating in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

In the Chicago market, the program consistently cracks the Top 10 in Nielsen’s weekly roster of ratings for primetime shows. NBC says it’s the first new drama on the Big Four networks this season to grow with two of its first three telecasts in the wake of the premiere.

The drama is filmed at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on the Near West Side, next door to its sister show, “Chicago Fire.”

Harvey native LaRoyce Hawkins, who plays a uniformed cop on the show, delivers a very entertaining tour of the set in this Sun-Times video:

LaRoyce seemed pretty pumped up about the extra episodes:

— Lori Rackl, TV Critic

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