'Chicago Fire' Promotes Dora Madison to Series Regular for Season 4

Chicago Fire S03E21 Still - H 2015
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Chicago Fire S03E21 Still - H 2015

Firehouse 51's newest addition is sticking around.

Dora Madison, who recurred on season three of Chicago Fire as paramedic Jessica "Chili" Chilton, has been promoted to series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The Friday Night Lights alum joined the NBC drama in late April as a replacement for Mills, played by former series regular Charlie Barnett.

Chicago Fire never has shied away from shaking up its ranks. Before Barnett, the series said farewell to Lauren German when it killed off her beloved character, Shay, in the season-three premiere. She subsequently was replaced by Kara Killmer.

Madison's other credits include Dexter and Star-Crossed. She is repped by Paradigm and Authentic Talent.

The new season of Chicago Fire premieres Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 10 p.m. on NBC.