Chicago Fire is currently chasing a sixth season renewal from NBC, but exec producer Derek Haas thought the show was cancelled after just two episodes, per THR:
“We were having so much fun making the show that nobody told us we had to worry about ratings and all of these things,” Haas says. “The first episode came out and it did OK. The second episode was way worse and I honestly thought we were dead in the water. We just thought, “Oh, OK, that was an interesting six months or year of our lives, but it was fun while it lasted. (Laughs.)”
Haas continues: “We knew the seventh episode was going to be a good one, it was a Thanksgiving episode and we were just thinking, ‘Man, if we can make it to the seventh, I think we’ll have caught on.’ And then lucky for us, NBC stuck with it, kept promoting it while playing it on Saturdays also. They didn’t get discouraged and let it breathe and then it found its audience. It was about halfway though the fall that we thought, ‘Oh, OK, maybe we’ve got something.'”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Chicago Fire Season 6…
That would be the worst decision ever. One of the best shows on tv. Get it right and don’t cancel.