The title is not very creative, is it? “It’s about a Fire Department, and it’s set in Chicago. Oh I know, let’s call it Chicago Fire!” Spencer’s character description:
On Wolf Films and Universal TV’s action-driven drama about the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department, Spencer will play the lead, Matthew Casey, a firefighter at Firehouse 55, a natural leader who is in his element when on a rescue or putting out a fire but in his personal life, he is grappling with a recent separation from his wife.
“Separation from his wife’? His wife is not called Cameron, is she? Heh. Playing the lead? Good for Jesse Spencer. He’s been pretty much wasted on House since Season 4. I suspect the Chase-centric episodes he’s been getting this season has something to do with the delay in signing his contract for this season; i.e. he was holding out for better storylines. (“If you want me to sign, you have to promise you won’t keep relegating me to silly, stupid, non-essential Chase-is-a-manwhore type of storylines!!’) Chicago Fire will also star Monica Raymund (yup, my own personal kryptonite, Dana from The Good Wife. Hey, you mess with Kalinda, you have to answer to me). Hopefully her character here isn’t as annoying as Dana. Wait, if this pilot gets picked up, that means we won’t ever have to see Dana again!!! Dear NBC, please, please, please pick up Chicago Fire – it’s for Jesse Spencer, I swear!