Chicago Med

Chicago Med
Genre Medical drama
Created by
Developed by
Composer(s) Atli Örvarsson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Location(s) Chicago, Illinois
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original network NBC
Original release November 17, 2015 (2015-11-17) – present
Related shows
External links
Official website

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.[1] 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.[2]

On February 1, 2016, NBC renewed the series for a second season.[3] On May 15, 2016, it was announced that the series would be moving to Thursdays.[4] The season premiered on September 22, 2016.[5]


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.





SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedNielsen Ratings
First airedLast airedRankAverage viewers
118November 17, 2015 (2015-11-17)May 17, 2016 (2016-05-17)379.83[12]
2TBASeptember 22, 2016 (2016-09-22)TBATBATBA


The series was greenlighted by NBC for the show's pilot episode on May 1, 2015.[13]

On August 21, 2015, Andrew Dettman stepped down as showrunner due to "creative differences" following his appointment in June.[14] Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov were appointed as new showrunners on August 27, 2015.[15]

On December 11, 2015, NBC ordered five more episodes, bringing the total number of episodes in the first season to 18.[2]


Laurie Holden was originally cast as Dr. Hannah Tramble, but dropped out due to "family reasons".[16][17] On May 29, 2015, Arrow star Colin Donnell was cast as Dr. Connor Rhodes, the hospital's newest ED physician.[18] In July 2015, Brian Tee joined the cast as Dr. Ethan Choi, an expert in infectious disease prevention and a Navy Reserve medical officer.[19] Pretty Little Liars star Torrey DeVitto was cast on August 13, 2015, as Dr. Natalie Manning, the ED pediatrician.[20] On August 14, 2015, Rachel DiPillo was cast as Sarah Reese, a fourth year medical student.[21]




Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes Premiered Ended TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Viewers
(in millions)
Date Viewers
(in millions)
1 Tuesday 9:00 pm 18 November 17, 2015 8.64[23] May 17, 2016 7.86[24] 2015–16 37 9.83[25]
2 Thursday 9:00 pm TBA September 22, 2016 7.02[26] TBA TBD 2016–17 TBA TBA


Metacritic's aggregate score currently stands at 52 out of 100, based on 17 "mixed or average" reviews. Meanwhile, Rotten Tomatoes gives the show a 46% "rotten" grade, with an average rating of 7/10.

Broadcast and streaming

Chicago Med airs on NBC in the United States. Episodes are available to stream for free on,[27] the NBC app,[28] and Hulu.[29] Episodes are also available via electronic sell-through platforms such as iTunes,[30] Amazon Video,[31] and Vudu.[32] 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.[33] In Australia, the series debuted on November 23, 2016 on the Nine Network.[34]


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  2. 1 2 Stanhope, Kate (December 11, 2015). "NBC Orders Five More Episodes of 'Chicago Med'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  3. Andreeva, Nellie (February 1, 2016). "'Law & Order: SVU' & 'Chicago Med' Renewed As Dick Wolf Inks New Mega Deal with NBCUniversal". Deadline. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
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  6. Andreeva, Nellie (September 8, 2015). "'Chicago Med' Casts Marlyne Barrett". Deadline. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
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  8. Ausiello, Michael (October 15, 2015). "Chicago Med Admits GH's Julie Berman". TVLine. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  9. Iannucci, Rebecca (October 22, 2015). "Chicago Med Taps Beauty and the Beast Actor as... the New Gregory House?". TVLine. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  10. Petski, Denise (November 10, 2015). "Peter Mark Kendall Joins NBC's 'Chicago Med'; Edi Gathegi In AMC's 'Into The Badlands'". Deadline. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  11. Abrams, Natalie (December 23, 2015). "Chicago Med books Scandal star in recurring role". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
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  14. Iannucci, Rebecca (August 21, 2015). "Chicago Med Showrunner Exits". TV Line. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  15. Gelman, Vlada (August 27, 2015). "Chicago Med Taps Sopranos Vets as New Showrunners". TV Line. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
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  17. Abrams, Natalie (August 12, 2015). "Walking Dead alum Laurie Holden exits NBC's Chicago Med". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  18. Andreeva, Nellie (May 29, 2015). "Colin Donnell Joins 'Chicago Med' As New Series Regular". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  19. "'Chicago Med' star Brian Tee says goal is to make medical drama 'as real as possible'". Chicago Tribune. October 5, 2015.
  20. Roots, Kimberly (August 13, 2015). "'Pretty Little Liars' Torrey DeVitto to Scrub In on Chicago Med". TVLine. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  21. Andreeva, Nellie (August 14, 2015). "'Chicago Med' Adds Rachel DiPillo As New Regular". Deadline. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  22. "CHICAGO MED on NBC". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  23. Porter, Rick (November 18, 2015). "Tuesday final ratings: 'Flash' and 'NCIS' adjust up, 'Chicago Med' premiere holds". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  24. Porter, Rick (May 18, 2016). "Tuesday final ratings: 'NCIS' and 'Chicago Fire' finales adjust up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  25. de Moraes, Lisa (May 26, 2016). "Full 2015-16 TV Season Series Rankings: 'Blindspot', 'Life In Pieces' & 'Quantico' Lead Newcomers". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  26. Porter, Rick (September 23, 2016). "Thursday final ratings: 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Superstore' and 'Good Place' adjust up, 'Notorious' adjusts down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
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