03/27/2013 02:11 pm ET

'Chicago Fire' Spinoff Reportedly In The Works At NBC

A "Chicago Fire" spinoff is reportedly in development at NBC, as originally reported by The series would follow the Chicago police department like "Chicago Fire" follows members of the Chicago fire department.

NBC declined to comment on the story. A representative for Wolf Films could not be reached as of publication.

It is unusual that a first season show would get a spinoff, but "Chicago Fire" has been a bright spot for the struggling Peacock network. The series premiered to just under 7 million viewers, then dipped a bit before getting back into the game. Its most recent episode had 6.4 million viewers and a 1.7 rating. NBC was tops during November sweeps for the first time in years, but in a span of three months the network fell way behind its competitors. During February sweeps, NBC placed after Spanish-language network Univision.

"Chicago Fire" stars Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney. The series is executive produced by "Law & Order" guru Dick Wolf.

"Chicago Fire" airs Wednesdays, 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

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