NBC Orders Five More Episodes of ‘Chicago Med’

NBC is stability a stay during Chicago Med.

The network has systematic 5 some-more episodes of a Chicago Fire spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The proclamation brings a beginner drama’s initial deteriorate to 18 episodes.

NBC’s preference is no warn given a series’ plain ratings so far, as good as a continued opening of sister array Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., that both perceived early renewals for subsequent season.

Chicago Med came out of a embankment clever for NBC, premiering to a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.6 million viewers on Nov. 17. The many new new part on Dec. 8 drew a 2.1 rating. The array is also fresh for a initial three-way crossover with Fire and P.D. in a initial week of January.

The sequence for 5 additional episodes instead of a customary back-nine sequence might be attributed to several factors.

In further to Chicago Med‘s after tumble launch, NBC also has several yet-to-be-scheduled midseason array including another new sanatorium drama, Heartbreaker starring Melissa George. Heartbreaker was creatively ostensible to premiere in tumble with Chicago Med set for a midseason debut, though a dual switched places to accommodate George’s pregnancy. 

Chicago Med is one of 4 scripted array on NBC from writer Dick Wolf, also including long-running procedural Law Order: SVU. In September, a network also systematic an unscripted series from Wolf, Law Order: You a JuryWolf executive produces Med with Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Danielle Gelber, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski as good as showrunners Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov. 

The twin came onboard a array in late Aug following a depart of strange showrunner Andrew Dettmann (CSI). 

The series, that hails from Universal Television and Wolf Films, stars Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel DiPillo, Colin Donnell, Brian Tee, S. Epatha Merkerson and Oliver Platt. 

For NBC, Chicago Med‘s sequence comes after a network already picked adult a full deteriorate of strike Blindspot and gave a visitor an early season dual renewal. However, other rookie array like Truth Be Told and The Player did not transport so well. Both went off a atmosphere sensitively after saying their strange part orders trimmed.

Chicago Med airs Tuesdays during 9 p.m. on NBC.

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