Monday, June 14, 2021

Chicago Fire Finally Heads to Syndication; Peacock Picks Up New Comedy Which Takes Place at a Singing Competition

Chicago Fire

Can you believe Chicago Fire just finished its 9th season on NBC and the series still doesn't air in syndication (no cable, no local stations, etc.)? It only airs on NBC and in streaming. But now that is going to change a bit. ION Television has added Chicago Fire to its lineup, marking the first broadcast syndication deal for the long-running fan favorite series. Its agreement with NBCUniversal Global Distribution gives ION all nine seasons and 195 episodes of the popular drama from Dick Wolf's highly successful One Chicago franchise. ION will air Chicago Fire on Tuesdays beginning June 15, with episodes all day beginning at 11 a.m. ET. Chicago Fire joins sister series Chicago P.D., which is currently seen Thursdays on ION. The other Chicago series, Chicago Med, also currently doesn't air in syndication, despite it just finishing its sixth season. Meanwhile the flagship series Chicago P.D. airs in local syndication, MyNetwork TV, ION Television and on cable on USA Network & Oxygen.

Chicago Fire explores the lives, both professional and personal, of the firefighters, rescue personnel and paramedics of the Chicago Fire Department at the fictional Firehouse 51, as they risk their lives week in and week out to save and protect the citizens of their city. Executive produced by Dick Wolf and created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, Chicago Fire is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment. Over the past nine seasons, the series has starred a stellar ensemble cast, which has included Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney and Eamonn Walker, along with Kara Killmer, Miranda Rae Mayo, David Eigenberg, Joe MiƱoso, Christian Stolte, Alberto Rosende, Daniel Kyri, Monica Raymund, Lauren German, Yuri Sardarov and Charlie Barnett.

ION's impressive collection of hit off-network dramas also includes Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Blue Bloods, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Hawaii Five-0, Criminal Minds and CSI: Miami, among others.


Take Note

Peacock announced the comedy series, Take Note, that follows a group of contestants from across the country competing in a fictional reality singing competition, Take Note. 10 half-hour episodes have been ordered, offering additional family and kids programming. The series will star Braelyn Rankins (Doom Patrol, Genius: Aretha) as Calvin Richards, Nadine Roden (Designated Survivor, Murdoch Mysteries) as Calvin's mom Bria Richards, Aadin Church (Broadway's Dreamgirls, Sister Act) as Calvin's dad Reggie Richards, and Sebastian Spencer (Overlord and the Underwoods) as Calvin's brother Jordan Richards. 14-year-old Calvin Richards has a wonderful, close-knit family who can survive anything as long as they're together. And good thing because Calvin was chosen to compete on a tween reality singing show - Take Note - and they're going to spend the summer navigating the crazy ups and downs of new friendships and competitions, while being thrust into the national spotlight. Take Note will introduce a new generation to Pop, R&B, Country, and Rock classics along with originals by emerging musicians written specifically for the series.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, June 12

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 10)

Wednesday, June 12

  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Watch Tiffany on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Ferrell (The Office) - Will appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) and Jessica Lowe (Wrecked) - Kevin and Jessica are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony stops by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo. He also talks about Inside Out 2 on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am and on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly/Crowded/Drake & Josh) - Miranda can be heard on the Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Miracle Workers) - Daniel appears on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Minnie Driver (Speechless/About a Boy) - NBC's Today catches up with Minnie in the 9am hour.
  • Amy Ryan (Only Murders in the Building/The Office/The Naked Truth) - Amy talks about Sugar on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens/Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer talks about her new film Fresh Kills and directing debut on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Brian Baumgartner (The Office) - Brian shares a tasty dish from his cookbook Seriously Good Barbecue on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Ayo Edebiri (Big Mouth/The Bear) - Ayo chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.


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