By James Hibberd
Updated May 10, 2013 at 06:09 PM EDT

Chicago Fire has only been on the air for one season.

And it isn’t even a hit, exactly.

But NBC is moving forward with the spinoff anyway!

The network has just picked up Chicago P.D., a companion series to the soapy firefighter drama that proved to be a surprisingly sturdy 10 p.m. performer this season for the network. Fire has averaged 7.8 million viewers and a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating including seven days of DVR on Wednesday nights this season. And clearly executive producer Dick Wolf (the Law & Order franchise) knows a thing or two about how to build one show into a franchise.

Here’s the official description of the new show:

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