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NBC picks up new series 'Chicago Fire'

By Curt Wagner

RedEye

3:10 PM CDT, May 9, 2012

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NBC has ordered a full season of "Chicago Fire," an "action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department."

The series pilot was filmed in Chicago and, according to an NBC rep, the series will continue to be filmed in the Windy City. From "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf, the series stars Taylor Kinney ("The Vampire Diaries"), Jesse Spencer ("House"), Monica Raymund ("The Good Wife"), former Chicagoan David Eigenberg ("Sex and the City"), Eamonn Walker ("Kings"), Lauren German ("Hawaii Five-0") and Charlie Barnett. Derek Haas and Michael Brandt ("3:10 to Yuma") wrote the pilot and will produce the series with Danielle Gelber, Peter Jankowski and Jeffrey Nachmanoff, who directed the pilot.

NBC also picked up "Guys With Kids," the Jimmy Fallon-produced comedy about a group of 30-something friends who all are dads. Wolf got a double dose of good news Wednesday. NBC renewed his long-running "Law & Order: SVU" for a 14th season afrer this year's cast shakeup following the departure of Chris Meloni.

NBC had previously ordered: