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City of Chicago might pull endorsement of Chicago Fire TV show

The hit NBC show Chicago Fire might have to retool if the city of Chicago has its way. Various elected officials are upset with the portrayal of the city and their heroes. Without the support of the city of Chicago the production will have to move and the show will need to be re-tooled, or possibly just canceled.

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Cast of Chicago Fire (NBC)

The city officials are most critical of plot points that involve the drug and alcohol use of the Chicago Firefighters. They also take issue with a number of relationships on the show. Notably in fighting between firefighters and even examples of insubordination.

“I am embarrassed to have that show, Chicago Fire, on the air. I can’t tell you how many times people ask me if our firefighters are truly that way. People see stuff on TV and assume it to be real. Just yesterday someone asked why we are not cleaning up the people working on Engine 51 and Ambulance 61. How do you explain to someone that real firefighters and paramedics are not the emotional train wrecks you see on TV?”

The city also has a financial reason to pull support. Right now much of the filming takes place in Chicago. Due to the popularity of the show set security is very high, meaning lots of overtime for the city police force. The city fire department also loans out real equipment to the production, causing non-essential wear-n-tear on mechanical systems.

NBC had been planning a spin-off series called Chicago PD. Support for that show also seems to be in trouble.

Production insiders tell CallTheCops that they are in talks with the cities of Milwaukee and St. Louis to move the show. If a new city cannot be found the show will have to come to an end. But production staff is upbeat that they will secure a deal in a new city shortly.

Our insider tells us the unofficial plan right now is to end Chicago Fire season two by having a massive disaster that will kill a few key main characters. The survivors will then transfer to whichever new city the production picks, where the survivors will eventually reunite as a crew again.

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  • wife of fire fighter

    CHICAGO FIRE DOESN’T PORTRAY FIRE FIGHTERS CORRECTLY. THEY ONLY WANTED A CHEAP NIGHT TIME SOAP OPERA AND THATS EXACTLY WHAT THEY GOT I HOPE THEY CANCEL THE WHOLE SHOW TO HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR REAL FIRE FIGHTERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

    • Tyler

      Shut up, Chicago fire has some very good story lines. It isn’t all true, what shows do you watch that are? So shut up! It’s tv!

      • wife of fire fighter

        If there are good story lines I have yet to see them.

        • andrew

          Your stupid.. Its just a TV show if you don’t like it. Don’t watch it. Its that simple

  • Phillie Blunt

    its a fucking tv show calm down maybe they should cancel all your shows u like out of respect for there profession too then no one would have shit to watch

    • wife of fire fighter

      Maybe you should turn your tv off and learn some proper English instead of trying to be all big and bad and making yourself sound like an ass. I was expressing an opinion and people can watch the show or not but myself and several other wives of firemen choose not to watch it in memories of our husbands

      • Phillie Blunt

        who cares what your talking about we have the W its getting renewed for a third season Chicago pd for a second we win u loose was that proper enough for you millions of people watching hundreds of people complaining ive never seen someone actually complain about something ”A TV Show” they dont even watch or not forced to watch

      • Phillie Blunt

        don’t watch it but you should watch it. you got two seasons to catch up on then come back on here and complain because then u have actually seen the show sorry for your loss you are too emotional

  • ladyredbingo

    If you want to stick you head in the sand and pretend that firefighters and paramedics don’t use drugs and alcohol on or off duty and that there is some insubordination within the house, then the problem lies within the people with blinders on. This show is only showing that this is occurring, maybe not in Chicago but it does happen.

  • Kelley MacKinnon

    oh boo hoo fire fighters are not portrayed properly…. welcome to the world of tv policing

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