Amazon’s IMDb TV to Stream ‘Chicago Fire’ Past Seasons, ‘Friday Night Lights’ for Free (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 12/6/2019 | Todd Spangler
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IMDb TV is now the streaming home of “Chicago Fire” seasons 1-6 — offering catch-up viewing for fans of the Dick Wolf-produced NBC primetime hit starting Friday (Dec. 6) for free.

It’s the biggest single licensing pact to date for IMDb TV, which is Amazon’s bid to capture share in the ad-supported VOD space. Terms aren’t being disclosed. IMDb acquired U.S. rights to “Chicago Fire,” part of the Wolf’s triumvirate of Windy City dramas along with “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med,” from Wolf Entertainment and NBCUniversal’s Universal Television.

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In addition, IMDb TV will offer all five seasons of “Friday Night Lights,” beginning Dec. 31, on a nonexclusive basis, also from Universal TV. All episodes of the high-school football drama, which has proven to be a perennial fan-favorite, are currently available on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.

“Chicago Fire,” currently in its eighth season on NBC, stars Jessie Spencer, Taylor Kinney and Monica Raymund. The show was created by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, who also executive produce. Current-season episodes of “Chicago Fire” are available to stream on NBC.com and Hulu. While IMDb TV is the only place to stream the first six seasons, IMDb doesn’t have exclusive VOD rights for them.

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