"CHICAGO P.D." SOLD IN NATIONAL SYNDICATION FOR FALL 2018
Award-Winning Police Procedural To Air On FOX Television Stations
New York, NY - December 18, 2017 - NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has sold "Chicago P.D." to FOX Television Stations; it was announced today by Sean O'Boyle, Executive Vice President of Syndication Sales, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. The show will air Monday-Friday in national syndication beginning September 2018.
The hit, one-hour dramatic television series is Dick Wolf's second installment in the Chicago franchise. "Chicago P.D." is a riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's elite Intelligence Unit. The Intelligence Unit combats the city's most heinous offenses: organized crime, drug trafficking, high-profile murders and beyond.
"Chicago P.D." is set to air Monday-Friday on local broadcast stations including FOX owned and operated stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., Houston, Phoenix, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Orlando and Charlotte, among many others.
"We are thrilled to bring another Dick Wolf hit to the broadcast marketplace," said O'Boyle. "Chicago P.D is a premiere procedural and is a unique opportunity for local broadcasters, as it is the only off-net scripted hour available to play as a Monday-Friday strip. This series will strengthen our partner stations' programming schedules the same way the 'Law & Order' franchise has done over the years."
"Chicago P.D." was created by multiple Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf ("Chicago" franchise, "Law & Order" branded series) and Matt Olmstead ("NYPD Blue," Prison Break," "Chicago" franchise shows) and developed by Derek Haas ("Chicago Fire," "3:10 to Yuma") and Michael Brandt ("Chicago" franchise shows.") In addition to Wolf and Haas, executive producers include Rick Eid ("Law & Order: SVU," "Hostages,") Peter Jankowski ("Law & Order" branded series, "Chicago" franchise shows,) Arthur Forney ("Law& Order: SVU," "Chicago" franchise shows) and Terry Miller ("Burn Notice.") "Chicago P.D." is produced by Wolf Entertainment in association with Universal Television and is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
About Chicago P.D.:
Det. Sgt. Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and his intelligence team have always considered rules to be guidelines more than actual laws. Their goal has always been to protect their great city and they have used unique ways to help bring criminals to justice. Now it's a new day and age in Chicago. Police are under siege and under a microscope - everyone from the federal government to politicians and citizens in their own city are watching. The intelligence team will feel the pressure, and their form of justice will be questioned and challenged.
Today, Chicago is a unique place to be part of the police department. Political and social agendas play key roles in how police function. Racial tensions, agendas of individual politicians, new federal regulations and other issues will be addressed this season. With police reform in full swing, the team is going to be forced to find new ways to achieve their ultimate goal: Justice.
The cast includes Jon Seda ("Chicago" franchise, "Treme"), Sophia Bush ("One Tree Hill"), Jesse Lee Soffer ("Chicago" franchise, "Mob Doctor"), Patrick John Flueger ("The 4400," "Scoundrels"), Marina Squerciati ("Chicago" franchise, "Marshall," "Gossip Girl"), Elias Koteas ("The Killing," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"), LaRoyce Hawkins ("Chicago" franchise), Amy Morton ("Chicago" franchise, "Boss," "Blue Bloods"), and Tracy Spiridakos ("MacGyver," "Bates Motel," "Revolution").
FOX Television Stations
FOX Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution:
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of NBCUniversal products to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, in broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes "Steve Harvey," "Harry," "Access," "Access Live," "Maury," "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Steve Wilkos Show." In addition, the division distributes the retro television broadcast network, Cozi TV and weekend syndicated series "On the Money" and "Open House." Current off-network programming includes "American Ninja Warrior," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Chicago P.D." and "Dateline."