Chicago Fire Season 11: Is it returning in January 2023?

Chicago Fire Season 11: Is it premiering in January 2023 or not?
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“And how are you liking it here? I know 51 isn’t always the most welcoming with new people. It can be a little, I don’t want to say cliquey but yeah cliquey, has that been your experience?” – Emma

If you recall the quote above from the 9th episode, “Nemesis,” which aired a few days ago on December 7, 2022, Since the premiere, viewers have been waiting to see how the plot develops and whether or not the season will return in January 2023. If you are one of them, then you’ve come to the right spot; we have compiled all the necessary information for you to get a head start on the forthcoming episodes. So, if you’re looking for information about the release date and plot, then look no further!

Here is everything we know so far about the brand-new episode, which will resume later on NBC.

Chicago Fire Season 11: Is it premiering in January 2023 or not?

Chicago Fire Season 11: When will the new episode begin airing on NBC?

The wait is finally over as NBC’s One Chicago Wednesdays are back! The 10th episode, “Something For the Pain,” is scheduled to air on January 4, 2023, at the same time as every Wednesday at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on NBC. 

The synopsis of the episode follows Detective Pryma’s case comes to an explosive end with Kidd and Carver’s lives in danger; Brett installs an infant safe surrender box at 51; Violet is determined to take Emma down. The 11th episode, “A Guy I Used to Know,” is also scheduled to air on January 11, 2023, at the same time as every Wednesday at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on NBC. The synopsis of the episode follows Firehouse 51 preparing for its semi-annual firehouse inspection; Brett fights to save her paramedicine program; Commander Martin Pearce asks Severide for a favor. 

It will air alongside Chicago Med at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) and then conclude with Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on the broadcast, which will be later available on other streaming platforms. The runtime of each episode is approximately 40 to 43 minutes. As of January 3, 2023, the official titles and synopsis of many of the upcoming episodes have not been released. These details will be publicly disclosed as the premiere date approaches and will follow the basic premise of the show, which will be expanded further. Take a look at the official promo below:

Chicago Fire Season 11: A quick recap of the season so far

Here’s what we know about Chicago Fire Season 11 episodes thus far if you haven’t been able to catch up with the episodes.

Episode 1: Hold on Tight – September 21, 2022: The episode is directed by Reza Tabrizi and written by Andrea Newman & Michael Gilvary. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.75 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Kidd and Severide’s honeymoon is interrupted by a dangerous person from their past. Kidd’s former academy classmate joins Firehouse 51. Brett and Violet reflect on their relationships.”

Episode 2: Every Scar Tells a Story – September 28, 2022:  The episode is directed by Brenna Malloy and written by Matt Whitney. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.76 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Javi spends a couple of shifts at Firehouse 51. Kidd and Carver work together to help Carver’s former boss. As Hawkins and Violet’s relationship blossoms, Gallo turns his attention elsewhere.”

Episode 3: Completely Shattered – October 5, 2022:  The episode is directed by Matt Earl Beesley and written by Derek Haas. It is estimated to be viewed by 7.35 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Kidd recruits Carver, Capp, and Tony to help prepare her new lieutenant’s quarters. Severide and Det. Pryma reluctantly pairs up to work on a police investigation. Firehouse 51 comes together to fight a movie theater fire.”

Episode 4: The Center of the Universe – October 12, 2022: The episode is directed by Stephen Cragg and written by Andrea Newman & Michael Gilvary. It is estimated to be viewed by 7.16 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Kidd gets a glimpse into Carver’s chaotic personal life; Mouch and Herrmann receive an unexpected gift.”

Episode 5: Haunted House – October 19, 2022: The episode is directed by Reza Tabrizi and written by Victor Teran. It is estimated to be viewed by 7.03 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Firehouse 51 hosts a Halloween open house; Kidd and Severide help a young girl after she gets kicked out of her home.” 

Episode 6: All-Out Mystery – November 2, 2022: The episode is directed by Brenna Malloy and written by Andrea Newman and Michael Gilvary. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.56 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Severide and Kidd investigate an explosion at a jewelry store; Cruz and Chloe take steps to make Javi a permanent part of their family; Gallo, Ritter, and Mouch try to bond with Carver.”

Episode 7: Angry Is Easier – November 9, 2022: The episode is directed by Kantu Lentz and written by Elizabeth Sherman. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.19 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Herrmann is tasked with fulfilling a man’s dying wish; Kidd reflects on her Girls on Fire program after one of her students graduates from the Fire Academy; a heckler harasses Firehouse 51.”

Episode 8: A Beautiful Life – November 16, 2022: The episode is directed by Lisa Robinson and the story is written by  Ashley Cooper along with the teleplay written by  Andrea Newman & Michael Gilvary. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.90 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Detective Pryma asks for Severide’s help on a case involving explosives; Gallo and Carver clash after Gallo improvises on a call; Violet encourages Brett to start dating again.”

Episode 9: Nemesis – December 7, 2022: The episode is directed by Reza Tabrizi and the story is written by  Victor Teran. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.85 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Severide struggles with the cost of helping Det. Pryma with the Martucci case; Gallo campaigns for Herrmann to represent 51 at the National Firefighter’s Association’s Winter Conference; a familiar face makes a shocking return.” 

Chicago Fire Season 11: Is it premiering in January 2023 or not?

If you recall, a former villain – former paramedic turned IAD employee, Emma – made a shocking return to the Windy City (Caitlin Carver). Additionally, Gallo (Alberto Rosende) told Herrmann (David Eigenberg) the truth about having an affair with his niece. With Kidd’s (Miranda Rae Mayo) and Carver’s (Jake Lockett) lives literally on the line, the episode ended on the craziest cliffhanger.

As expected, Chicago Fire headed out for the holidays with a bang, which is a surprise to no one. Rosende recently told NBC Insider, “One of the cool things about being on Fire is we have such a big cast. Every episode, it’s really exciting to see what my friends and colleagues are gonna be doing and what part of their artistry they’re gonna get to showcase.”

Chicago Fire is available to stream on Peacock, fuboTV, and Hulu Plus. You can also stream the series by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on the NBC official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel on Wednesday nights at the 9/8c time slot. Additionally, the previous seasons of Chicago Fire are also available to stream for free on IMDb TV, based on the user’s location. 

Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for Chicago Fire Season 11 to resume its run on NBC.

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