Why has the renewal taken so much time? Here is everything we know so far about The Chicago P.D. Season 11.
The three-year renewal of Chicago P.D., which started back on February 27, 2020, is going to be over in a few weeks, with the final episode of season 10 all set to premiere sometime in mid-2023. As the months have passed, it is not uncommon for the fandom to start wondering why it is taking so long for the network to greenlight the show for an additional season.
If you are also wondering the same, then we can assure you that there is no need to be worried about this delay, which is not unusual.
A major network like NBC always considers various factors in order to stay on top of its competitors like CBS, ABC, and Fox, as well as the rapidly expanding various streaming platforms that offer affordable prices to stream a vast catalog with a variety of series. A range of aspects will play a part in ensuring the potential of the series’ future, including the storyline, budgets, investments, production costs, etc.
Furthermore, the remaining episodes of Chicago P.D. Season 10 are presently airing, so it will take some time for the network to announce such renewals before it’s appropriate to do so. But we have to confirm to readers that right now Chicago P.D. Season 11 does seem like a sure thing.
It is not going to be discontinued all of a sudden, especially when the series has been a part of one of the most talked about franchises, “One Chicago,” on the NBC network. If you have noticed the pattern, the network usually tends to renew many of its original series within a few weeks to keep the catalog unique and different from other streaming platforms.
NBC has been able to create a great reputation over the years with different series that attract viewers around the globe. So, it’s just a matter of time! On the other hand, we are aware of the fact that Chicago P.D. is the lowest-ranking series when compared to the other two shows, Chicago Fire and Chicago Med. It averages a 0.59 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.42 million viewers.
Additionally, in the live+same day numbers, it is down 7% in viewers and 18% in the demo compared to season nine. (includes DVR playback through 3:00 AM). These figures aren’t that bad when compared to other networks and are a very good indication of how a show is performing, particularly when also compared to other programs on the same channel, even though they do not take into account further delayed or streaming viewing.
Other economic variables may also play a role in a show’s demise, but in general, higher-rated series get renewed while lower-rated ones get canceled. So, there is hope, and it seems highly unlikely that the show will be scrapped from the 2023–24 broadcasting season. Hence, as of the time of writing, the renewal status of the show is yet to be disclosed and officially confirmed by the show creators.
So, we urge the readers to wait patiently for the renewal announcement, which may come sometime in the summer of 2023 or later.
In the meantime, here is the official guide to the new episodes of Chicago P.D. Season 10 that will air in the coming weeks at 10 p.m. ET/PT as usual, straight after new episodes of both Chicago Med and Chicago Fire.
Season 10 Episode 16: Deadlocked – March 22, 2023: Voight takes the stand in a high-stakes murder trial against notorious drug kingpin Arturo Morales; when it becomes clear that Morales and his henchmen have compromised a juror, Voight and the team work furiously to ensure justice prevails.
Season 10 Episode 17: Out of the Depths – March 29, 2023: As the team investigates a convenience store robbery, the evidence leads them to an unusual pair of suspects, revealing a dark personal drama and another potential victim; Burgess slowly makes strides tackling her past trauma.
Season 10 Episode 18: You Only Die Twice – April 5, 2023: A tragic crime leads the team closer to the Beck family and their deadly ideology; Ruzek makes progress infiltrating the Becks, earning Samantha and Richard’s trust with a bold move.
When available, the entire One Chicago franchise will be 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 in their respective time slots. The previous seasons of the One Chicago franchise are also available to stream for free on IMDb TV, based on the user’s location.
TOMORROW! Catch a brand-new episode of Chicago P.D. directed by @jesseleesoffer. 🎬 pic.twitter.com/swZ5dLHnTN
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) March 21, 2023
Catch up on the prior episodes while you wait for more updates on Chicago P.D. Season 11.