The new drama extends its first season.
December 11, 2015
The latest entry in NBC's Chicago franchise has received a top-up to its freshman season. The network has ordered five additional episodes of Chicago Med after a strong start to the series, bringing its Season 1 total to 18 episodes.
Through its first four weeks, Chicago Med has topped its Tuesday night competition, besting other entries in its 9:00pm time slot in viewership and the all-important adults 18-49 demographic.
01/04/16 at 04:50pm
@BUB - I'll not attack you or your opinion, indeed I understand your point as made Dec 11. For scripted drama about all we're ever offered is DOCTOR-LAWYER-COP... ad nauseum. Occasionally something else does slip by. Networks seem unwilling or unable to see beyond D-L-C for it means hiring writers & producers from somewhere other than failed D-L-C shows they've had before. One suspects Hollyweird's gene talent pool is far shallower than anyone knows. I don't mind D-L-C shows if they are believable and feature a cast with well developed affable characters. In this aspect it's been far more than 20 years of stuck in a rut. Ben Casey, Perry Mason, and Peter Gun all have left their multi-generational legacy. In respect to the other programming ideas you offered, we have an ample, seemingly endless, share of that sort of CRAP being aired under the name of REALITY TV, pardon those who watch and like this (and other D-L-C) shows while they collectively vomit at the thought of trading scripted drama of SCRIPTED REALITY. All of the career/occupational disciplines you listed (and many more) are featured in numerous offerings of reality TV.
12/16/15 at 11:47pm
This is a great series. I like this and Chicago Fire the best of the trilogy. Chicago PD is okay as well, but not as good as these two. Glad to see others share a like opinion, as it would suck if this show got cancelled. Dick Wolf is an excellent producer who knows how to put together good, thought-provoking TV programming. I like all the actors/actresses in these shows as well. They're doing a fine job!
12/14/15 at 08:06pm
The Chicago trio is great tv! Then you add in another of my favs SVU!! The crossover events, the way they have built this cohesive fictional world.. It's really cool & quite unique. You have these great story lines that interact between each show! It's great as a viewer!
12/14/15 at 05:33pm
Producer Dick Wolf is a genius. Law & Order, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med are ALL awesome shows. The way these shows intertwine is my favorite part. I knew Chicago Med was a thumbs up for me because I always end up crying in each and every episode. WTH! I never cry in other medical dramas. Keep it up, Mr. Wolf.
12/14/15 at 12:57pm
My husband and I are really enjoying Chicago Med. Due to all the reality shows there is very little for us to watch any more so Chicago Med and Code Black have been a welcome addition. We also enjoy Chicago PD and Chicago Fire. Guess that shows we enjoy action and drama rather than romance drivel and "reality" nonsense. We are still grieving the loss of Longmire.
12/14/15 at 09:58am
Holy kcuF!!!Bub does nothing but Troll...That Troll is everywhere!!
12/12/15 at 06:18pm
Bub, you little troll you :), I believe you answered your own question. Signed, Chicago Accountant
BTW, I did watch Chicago Fire for Season 1 and I could not get past the "thin" writing, plots, over dramatic scenes with "drama music". Good actors that just aren't given better, smarter, more believable dialogue. All three are pretty much the same and someone's getting rich from them. Enjoy!
12/12/15 at 07:32am
My Hubby will be pleased he loves these show and I do think its neat how they all interact. He did however get confused while watching Chicago Med thinking he was watching Code Black!!!
12/12/15 at 04:47am
First Chicago Fire, I loved this show, the writing was great and characters well rounded. The plots were sometimes overwhelming. Then PD after the story with Voight in "Fire" I knew this would be a strong show, the crossovers with Law And Order SVU were awe inspiring. When I see the bad guys in each episode I feel sorry for them lol when Voight shows up. Chicago Med was introduced in "Fire and "PD" so the massive crossovers make it all worth while.
12/11/15 at 04:59pm
I've never seen any of the current "Chicago shows. They just aren't appealing to me. SO I can't comment on how good (or bad) they may be. But it does make me wonder... there are a million different professions people could go into... I don't understand why 80-90% of "new" shows on big networks all have to revolve around the same 3 or 4 careers. How about an hour drama "Chicago Zoo" or "Chicago DMV" or "Chicago Teachers" or "Chicago Restaurant" or "Chicago Stock Exchange" or "Chicago Banking" or "Chicago Contractor" or "Chicago Designer" or "Chicago Advertising" or "Chicago Real Estate" -- seriously. Networks have been in a rut for over 20 years now.
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