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"I don't think you can really make television based on what you think audiences want. You can only make stories that you like, because you have to watch it so many times." - Dick Wolf

The term Wolf Universe is commonly used to describe American television programs created and/or produced by Dick Wolf.

Crime and first responders are the connecting links between the shows, as well as executive producers like Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski, Arthur W. Forney, Tom Thayer and other production staff. Also shared people and resources in a common fictional setting connect these shows, for example Molly's, a small bar owned by three firefighters, which has been frequented by characters from all four Chicago Franchise shows. Many supporting characters, such as police officers and paramedics are also shared among the shows. Occasionally, crossovers of main characters and/or shared story lines between two of the shows will occur. A major character has also left the cast of one show within the franchise only to join another.

Wolf Universe ShowsEdit

Chicago FireEdit

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Chicago Fire Follows the firefighters, paramedics and rescue squad members of the Chicago Fire Department's Firehouse 51.

Chicago P.D.Edit

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Chicago P.D. Follows the uniformed patrol officers and detectives of the Chicago Police Department's 21st District. The Chicago Fire episode "Let Her Go" serves as the backdoor pilot.

Chicago MedEdit

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Chicago Med Follows the doctors, nurses and staff of the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. The Chicago Fire episode "I Am The Apocalypse" serves as the backdoor pilot.

Chicago JusticeEdit

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Chicago Justice Follows the prosecutors and investigators of the Cook County State’s Attorney's Office. The Chicago P.D. episode "Justice" serves as the backdoor pilot.

FBIEdit

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FBI Follows the inner workings of the New York office of the FBI, bringing to bear all the Bureau's skills, intellect and mind-blowing technology to keep New York and the country safe.

FBI: Most WantedEdit

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FBI: Most Wanted Focuses on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list.

New York UndercoverEdit

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New York Undercover NYU is a show about a squad of young urban detectives who investigate the city’s most dangerous criminals from Harlem to Battery Park.

L.A. DragnetEdit

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L.A. Dragnet Modern-day take on the classic police drama, with Ed O'Neill as the hard-nosed Sergeant Friday and Ethan Embry as a new man, Detective Smith investigating crimes that could only take place in Los Angeles.

Inside the FBI: New YorkEdit

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Inside the FBI: New York A gripping series that pulls back the curtain on the Bureau’s flagship office to meet the men and women whose mission is to keep Americans safe.

Cold JusticeEdit

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Cold Justice Follows veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler, who gets help from seasoned detectives as they dig into small town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice for the victims.

Cold Justice: Sex CrimesEdit

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Cold Justice: Sex Crimes Former Harris County, Texas, prosecutors Casey Garrett and Alicia O'Neill are traveling to small towns around the country to help local law enforcement close cases that have sat dormant for years.

Criminal ConfessionsEdit

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Criminal Confessions Delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects and dissects what it takes to yield a confession.

Murder for HireEdit

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Murder for Hire Gives an exclusive look into the dark world of contract killings, showcasing some of the most fascinating murder for hire cases ever caught on tape.

First Responders LiveEdit

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First Responders Live Provides a raw, in-depth look at the brave American heroes, including firefighters, police officers, EMS technicians and first responders, who put their own lives on the line as they race into danger to save others.

NightwatchEdit

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Nightwatch Follows elite teams of emergency responders in New Orleans, Tampa, Austin, Baton Rouge, Tucson and Yonkers who cover the busiest and most unnerving shift of the day, the overnight, as they battle time and circumstance to save lives.

Dead AgainEdit

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Dead Again An elite team of detectives will re-examine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions linger long after the verdict has been determined.
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