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Chicago Fire: [Spoiler] Suffers an Unexpected and Devastating Loss

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesday’s Chicago Fire. Proceed at your own risk!

The circle of life hit Chicago Fire in a heartbreaking way during Wednesday’s episode, when Sylvie Brett’s biological mom Julie (played by Kelly Deadmon) died during childbirth.

Earlier in the episode, Brett told her birth mom that she would like to be involved in the baby’s life (and hers) even after Julie’s husband arrived in town. Julie reassured her daughter that, of course, they were planning to celebrate their big move to Chicago with her. After all, the change in living location was fueled by a desire to be closer to Brett, who was also a handy medical resource when Julie began having contractions again. But these ones weren’t false labor.

Brett took Julie to the hospital, where there were complications, resulting in an emergency C-section. Sadly, the doctor later came out and informed Brett that Julie died on the table after losing too much blood. A shell-shocked Brett asked about the baby, who was fine. Casey, whom Brett called for support, urged her to go see the infant. As Brett cradled her new half-sibling, she began to break down, tears streaming down her face.

The devastating loss will no doubt have a big effect on Brett, who had just recently connected with her birth mom. And in the April 8 episode, the paramedic “is faced with a monumental decision,” per the official synopsis.

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‘The Masked Singer’ Leads Wednesday Ratings; ‘Chicago’ Trio Ticks Up

As social distancing and self-quarantines continue, it seems audiences are rediscovering the concept of linear viewing and appointment television, with a small, noticeable boost in ratings and viewership numbers across the board. On Wednesday, The Masked Singer topped the evening with a 2.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 7.86 million viewers, the best metrics for the incognito singing competition since last year’s fall finale (excluding its post-Super Bowl episode).

It was a good way to start the night for Fox, which followed with Lego Masters (1.2, 3.85M), up two-tenths in the demo and delivering its most-watched episode since its debut. The network won the night overall in the demo.

NBC’s Chicago trio saw an uptick across the board last night with their best numbers in the demo — minus crossover episodes — since last February. Chicago Med (1.3, 9.12M), Chicago Fire (1.3, 8.90M) and Chicago P.D. (1.2, 7.56M) all jumped up in the demo. Fire had its most-watched non-crossover episode since December 2015, while P.D. delivered it biggest audience since January 2016. NBC won the night in viewers.

On CBS, Survivor (1.5, 7.70M) was up from last week and earned a season-best in the demo, with its audience the highest since April 2019. CBS’ SEAL Team (0.8, 5.01M) stepped up a tenth in the demo and also got a boost in viewership, scoring its largest audience since December. S.W.A.T. (0.6, 4.10M) held steady.

ABC saw the return of some of its Wednesday night lineup — and the shows were firing on all cylinders. The Goldbergs (1.1, 4.94M) hit a season high, while Schooled (0.8, 3.50M) climbed and tied its own season high. Modern Family (0.9, 4.30M) grew in the demo and viewership, as did American Housewife (0.6, 3.18M) and Stumptown (0.5, 2.70M).

The CW aired repeats.

 

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‘Chicago Fire’s Miranda Rae Mayo Teases Kidd’s ‘Unexpected Journey’ & Stellaride ‘Bumps’

Big things are ahead for Stella Kidd. HL got EXCLUSIVE scoop from Miranda Rae Mayo about an ‘unexpected journey,’ what’s ahead for Stellaride, and more.

Miranda Rae Mayo is so excited about what’s coming up for Stella Kidd on Chicago Fire. “It’s some of my favorite stuff that I have ever done on the show,” Miranda told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY at SCAD’s aTVfest in Atlanta. “There is an adventure with Bowden where they embark on an unexpected journey together. They are partners in a task that is insanely challenging, and there’s one point where you think that they’re going to bite each other’s heads off, which is not a side of Bowden that you see very often. You see him engaging with firefighters, not the officers, but like the firefighters of the house in such an intimate way where the status is dropped just a little bit.”

Over the course of season 8, the writers have been building up a major leadership storyline for Kidd and that will continue to evolve. “She develops a program so I’m really excited for people to see how that goes and see Kidd be really passionate about something,” Miranda continued. “We have some characters that she has butt heads with in the past resurface they end up interacting in a way that I think is going to surprises audiences.”

As for Stellaride, they’re in the best place they’ve ever been. Don’t expect their relationship to get shaken up too much throughout the rest of season 8.

“For them, it’s been nice to be able to really branch out into different aspects of their life because their relationship is so sturdy,” Miranda said. “I mean, so far so good. I don’t see anything rocking their boat too much. They have a couple bumps coming up but nothing too crazy.” Chicago Fire season 8 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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‘Chicago Fire’, ‘Chicago P.D.’ & ‘Chicago Med’ All Renewed For 3 More Seasons By NBC

NBC has given more high-performing drama series three-year renewals. All three series in Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise have been picked up for three more seasons. Flagship Chicago Fire has been renewed through Season 11, Chicago P.D. through Season 10, and Chicago Med through Season 8. The massive pickup is part of a mega new deal Wolf has closed at Chicago studio Universal Television, which also include a three-season renewal for Law & Order: SVU.  

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Last season the three Chicago dramas reached a total of 66 million viewers through the course of the season, and so far this year have dominated Wednesday nights in total viewers and is poised to give NBC just its second Wednesday season-long win in total viewers in 17 years. All three series rank among television’s top seven most-watched dramas and all three are generating double-digit digital growth this season versus last. In “live plus seven day” Nielsens, “Chicago Med” is delivering 11.0 million viewers, “Fire” is averaging 11.4 million and “P.D.” is attracting 11.0 million, with a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 for “Med,” a 1.9 for “Fire” and a 2.0 for “P.D.”

“Dick Wolf has proven time and time again that he makes shows audiences love,” said Paul Telegdy, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “We are delighted, excited and proud that as part of this epic deal with Wolf Entertainment, NBC’s loyal audience will know that their favorite shows have a certain future for the next three years.”

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