|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
|Original release||November 17, 2015 – present|
Chicago Med is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead as the second spin-off from Chicago Fire. The series premiered on November 17, 2015. The show focuses on the emergency department (ED) doctors and nurses of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center and how they tackle different tasks everyday to save patients' lives. NBC originally ordered 13 episodes for season one, however on December 11, 2015, an additional 5 episodes were ordered, bringing the season to 18 episodes.
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 intertwines with characters from Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.
- Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, a former plastic surgeon and the ED's first-year attending physician from Chicago, and brother of Detective Jay Halstead
- Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning, a pediatrician from Seattle who is doing a fellowship in Emergency Medicine, and a widowed mother coping with loss of her husband Jeff, who was killed in action, serving in the U.S. military
- Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, an ED nurse
- Rachel DiPillo as Dr. Sarah Reese, originally a fourth-year medical student, who does not feel inclined to emergency medicine, and would rather become a pathologist. After she graduated from medical school, she changed her mind about being a pathologist and is now a resident in psychiatry.
- Colin Donnell as Dr. Connor Rhodes, a trauma surgery fellow from Chicago, who spent some time in Riyadh following his residency
- Brian Tee as LCDR Dr. Ethan Choi, United States Navy Reserve, an emergency room chief resident with an expertise in infectious diseases, who just returned to the United States after serving on the USS Carl Vinson as a medical officer
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, Chief of Services (chief administrator) of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center
- Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles, the chief of the psychiatry department, who is usually tasked with helping the other doctors deal with the psychological nuances of medicine or difficult patients. He's a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
- Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood (episode 14–present; episodes 1–13 recurring), the ED's charge nurse
- Julie Berman as Dr. Samantha "Sam" Zanetti, an attending trauma surgeon
- Brennan Brown as Dr. Sam Abrams, an attending neurosurgeon
- Peter Mark Kendall as Joey Thomas, a lab tech and Sarah's boyfriend
- D. W. Moffett as Cornelius Rhodes, Connor's father
- Christina Brucato as Claire Rhodes, Connor's sister
- Annie Potts as Helen Manning, Natalie's mother-in-law
- Gregg Henry as Dr. David Downey, a high-profile heart surgeon who takes an interest in Dr. Rhodes, dies of cancer in the season 1 finale "Timing"
- Susie Abromeit as Zoe Roth, a pharmaceutical representative.
- Roland Buck III as Noah Sexton, a medical student and April's brother.
- Jeff Hephner as Jeff Clarke, a medical student and Natalie's old family friend. Clarke originally was a firefighter before returning to med school, as portrayed in season 2 of Chicago Fire.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||Nielsen Ratings|
|First aired||Last aired||Rank||Average viewers|
|1||18||November 17, 2015||May 17, 2016||37||9.83|
|2||TBA||September 22, 2016||TBA||TBA||TBA|
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.
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 ED physician. In July 2015, 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, Rachel DiPillo was cast as Sarah Reese, a fourth year medical student.
- "Malignant" is part two of a crossover with Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. where Christopher Herrmann is treated for a stab wound while a woman pulled from a fire is discovered to have been given unnecessary chemotherapy along with other patients. It features Kelly Severide, Gabriela Dawson, Sylvie Brett, Jessica Chilton, Christopher Herrmann, Joe Cruz and Mouch from Fire as well as Jay Halstead and Erin Lindsay from P.D., while "Now I'm God" features Natalie Manning and Daniel Charles and "The Beating Heart" features Will Halstead, April Sexton, Connor Rhodes, and Ethan Choi
|Season||Timeslot (ET)||Episodes||Premiered||Ended||TV season||Rank|| Viewers|
|1||Tuesday 9:00 pm||18||November 17, 2015||8.64||May 17, 2016||7.86||2015–16||37||9.83|
|2||Thursday 9:00 pm||TBA||September 22, 2016||7.02||TBA||TBD||2016–17||TBA||TBA|
Broadcast and streaming
Chicago Med airs on NBC in the United States. Episodes are available to stream for free on NBC.com, the NBC app, and Hulu. Episodes are also available via electronic sell-through platforms such as iTunes, Amazon Video, and Vudu. In the UK, Chicago Med premiered on March 20, 2016, on Universal Channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The second season is set to air October 23, 2016. In Australia, the series debuted on November 23, 2016 on the Nine Network.
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