'Chicago P.D.' teams up with 'SVU' and 'Chicago Fire' in joining the NBC family

One of TV's top makers of procedural dramas is still in the game, and he's expanding his role in it again."Law & Order" mentor Dick Wolf went in another direction last year by introducing "Chicago Fire." He now spins that off into the police world he knows so well by also executive producing "Chicago P.D.," which NBC debuts Wednesday, Jan. 8. The two shows are linked by characters including maverick squad leader Hank Voight, still portrayed by Jason Beghe in the role he originated on "Fire."Jon Seda ("Homicide: Life on the Street"), Jesse Lee Soffer and LaRoyce Hawkins are among others carrying over their "Fire" characters to "P.D." Sophia Bush ("One Tree Hill"), Patrick John Flueger ("The 4400") and Elias Koteas also are in the ensemble cast of the filmed-on-location show, which Wolf says largely evolved from Beghe and Seda's work together on "Chicago Fire.""They were both so good, there was no way I just...



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