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Chicago Fire: Season 1 (2012-2013)



Critic Consensus: Chicago Fire has an attractive cast and some exciting rescues, but it breaks little new ground in terms of plotting or characterization.


Air date: Oct 10, 2012
Air date: Oct 17, 2012
Air date: Oct 24, 2012
Air date: Oct 31, 2012
Air date: Nov 7, 2012
Air date: Nov 14, 2012
Air date: Nov 21, 2012
Air date: Dec 5, 2012
Air date: Dec 12, 2012
Air date: Dec 19, 2012

Tv Season Info

A drama series following the firefighters, paramedics and rescue squad of Chicago Firehouse 51. In the first season, the group try to move on after a fire claims the life of a team member, and blame shifts between Lt. Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney). Meanwhile, young firefighter candidate Peter Mills (Charlie Barnett) joins the staff. Eamonn Walker, David Eigenberg, Lauren German, Monica Raymund and Teri Reeves also star.

Genre: Drama
Network: NBC
Premiere Date: Oct 10, 2012
Creators: ,
Executive Producers: , , , ,
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Jesse Spencer
as Lt. Matthew Casey
Taylor Kinney
as Lt. Kelly Severide
Eamonn Walker
as Chief Wallace Boden
Charlie Barnett
as Peter Mills
David Eigenberg
as Christopher Herrmann
Lauren German
as Leslie Shay
Monica Raymund
as Gabriela Dawson
Teri Reeves
as Hallie Casey
Chaon Cross
as Heather Darden
Jason Beghe
as Detective Voight
Jon Seda
as Antonio
Darrell W. Cox
as Uncle Ray
Robyn Coffin
as Cindy Herrmann
Shane McRae
as Eric Whaley
Treat Williams
as Bennie Severide
Joe Minoso
as Joe Cruz
Mo gallini
as Jose Vargas
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Critic Reviews for Chicago Fire: Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (18)

Oz's Eammon Walker and House's Jesse Spencer are among the men and women who populate the show's Windy City firehouse, where all sorts of bland personal drama occurs in between flame-fighting.

Full Review… | September 10, 2013
Television Without Pity

Chicago Fire carries itself as if it's the first comfort-food urban drama in TV history - as if its cliches are mint-in-the-box new. That's not a bad strategy; worse shows have run forever on less.

Full Review… | October 10, 2012
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

It just doesn't connect on a realistic level like we need shows like this to do.

Full Review… | October 10, 2012

For what it is -- another weekly look at flame-fighters and companion paramedics -- it's not half bad.

Full Review… | October 10, 2012
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

Carefully remove every shred of originality or excitement, and you're left with that kind of well-funded mediocrity that marks so many broadcast series.

Full Review… | October 10, 2012
USA Today
Top Critic

It walks the line between shameless entertainment - hot guys, hot girls, the fires within, the fires without - and intelligent storytelling.

Full Review… | October 10, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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