Chicago Med

Chicago Med Information

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.

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 season is set to premiere on September 22, 2016.


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 senior resident 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
  • Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, an ED nurse
  • Rachel DiPillo as Sarah Reese, a fourth-year medical student, who does not feel inclined to emergency medicine, and would rather become a pathologist
  • 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 third-year resident with an expertise in infectious diseases, who just returned to the United States after serving on the 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.


Main article: List of Chicago Med episodes


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.

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


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.


Main article: Chicago (franchise)#Crossovers
  • "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.



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 8.64 7.86 2015-16 37 9.83
2 Thursday 9:00 pm 2016-17


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, 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.

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