|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||120 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||November 17, 2015 –|
Chicago Med is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead, and is the third installment of Wolf Entertainment's Chicago franchise. The series premiered on NBC on November 17, 2015. Chicago Med follows the emergency department doctors and nurses of the fictional Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.
On February 27, 2020, NBC renewed the series for a sixth, seventh and eighth season.The sixth season premiered on November 11, 2020. The seventh season premiered on September 22, 2021.
Set in Chicago, Chicago Med is the third series in Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise. It focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center and on its doctors and nurses as they work to save patients' lives. It sometimes crosses over with characters from Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||Rank||Average viewers|
|First aired||Last aired|
|Pilot||April 7, 2015||N/A||8.43|
|1||18||November 17, 2015||May 17, 2016||37||9.83|
|2||23||September 22, 2016||May 11, 2017||28||9.47|
|3||20||November 21, 2017||May 15, 2018||27||10.10|
|4||22||September 26, 2018||May 22, 2019||15||11.04|
|5||20||September 25, 2019||April 15, 2020||12||11.22|
|6||16||November 11, 2020||May 26, 2021||9||9.74|
|7||TBA||September 22, 2021||TBA||TBA||TBA|
The series was greenlighted by NBC for the show's pilot episode on May 1, 2015.
On August 21, 2015, Andrew Dettman stepped down as showrunner due to "creative differences" following his appointment in June.Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov were appointed as new showrunners on August 27, 2015.
NBC originally ordered 13 episodes for season one; on December 11, 2015, an additional 5 episodes were ordered, bringing the season to 18 episodes.
On February 1, 2016, NBC renewed the series for a second season.On May 15, 2016, it was announced that the series would be moving to Thursdays. The second season premiered on September 22, 2016.
On May 10, 2017, NBC renewed the series for a third season but opted to remove it from the fall schedule to midseason, after the premiere of Dick Wolf's sixth Law & Order series Law & Order True Crime .The series moved back to Tuesdays after spending one season on Thursdays.
On March 13, 2020, Universal Television shut down production on the series due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Walking Dead star Laurie Holden was originally cast as Dr. Hannah Tramble, but dropped out due to "family reasons".On May 29, 2015, Arrow star Colin Donnell was cast as Dr. Connor Rhodes, the hospital's newest trauma surgeon. In July 2015, Jurassic World star Brian Tee joined the cast as Dr. Ethan Choi, an expert in infectious disease prevention and a Navy Reserve medical officer. Pretty Little Liars star Torrey DeVitto was cast on August 13, 2015, as Dr. Natalie Manning, the ED pediatrician. On August 14, 2015, Jane the Virgin star Rachel DiPillo was cast as Sarah Reese, a fourth-year medical student.
On April 19, 2019, NBC announced that original cast member Colin Donnell and Norma Kuhling would be written out of the series at the end of the fourth season for creative reasons.On May 12, 2021, NBC announced that original cast members Yaya DaCosta and Torrey DeVitto would leave the series at the end of the sixth season after deciding not to renew their contracts to pursue new roles. On July 21, 2021, it was announce that Steven Weber would be promoted to a series regular after recurring in the sixth season, and Guy Lockard and Kristen Hager would join the main cast.
|Season||Timeslot (ET)||Episodes||Premiered||Ended||TV season||Overall rank||18–49 rank||Overall viewership|
|1||Tuesday 9:00 pm||18||November 17, 2015||8.64||May 17, 2016||7.86||2015–16||No. 37||No. 30||9.83|
|2||Thursday 9:00 pm||23||September 22, 2016||7.02||May 11, 2017||7.01||2016–17||No. 28||No. 28||9.47|
|3||Tuesday 10:00 pm||20||November 21, 2017||6.19||May 15, 2018||5.62||2017–18||No. 27||No. 26||10.10|
|4||Wednesday 8:00 pm||22||September 26, 2018||7.78||May 22, 2019||7.55||2018–19||No. 15||No. 25||11.04|
|5||20||September 25, 2019||7.53||April 15, 2020||9.33||2019–20||No. 12||No. 15||11.22|
|6||16||November 11, 2020||7.83||May 26, 2021||7.26||2020–21||No. 9||No. 14||9.74|
On Metacritic, season 1 has a weighted average score of 52 out of 100 based on 17 reviews, indicating "mixed or average" reviews.Rotten Tomatoes reported that 50% of critics have given the season 1 of the show a positive review based on 26 reviews, with an average rating of 5.52/10. The site's critics consensus reads, "While adding nothing new to the established medical procedural formula, Dick Wolf's Chicago Med hits its familiar beats forcefully enough to satisfy a few genre enthusiasts."
Chicago Med airs on NBC and is available through the network's streaming platforms, on demand and Hulu with previous season "stacking rights" on the former, and pay-per-episode purchase via electronic sell-through platforms. The series will be available for streaming on Peacock along with Chicago Fire , Chicago P.D. , Law & Order , Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent .
In Canada, the series aired on the Global Television Network for four seasons, then moved to CityTV. Season three aired at the start of the week ahead of the NBC air date later in the week.
In the UK, Chicago Med premiered on March 20, 2016, on Universal Channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The second season aired on October 23, 2016.Since the sixth season, it has aired on Sky Witness.
In Australia, the series debuted on November 23, 2016 on the Nine Network.
In Romania, the series debuted on February 16, 2017 on the channel Diva under the title "Camera de gardă" (The guard room). The sixth season premiered on March 7, 2021.
|2017||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Teen Actress||Haley Brooke Walker||Won|
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