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How many seasons are there of 'Chicago Med'?

Steven Weber will be a series regular after appearing as a recurring guest actor in Season 6 while Guy Lockard and Kristen Hager join the main cast
Marlyne Barrett and Nick Gehlfuss in 'Chicago Med' (IMDb)
Marlyne Barrett and Nick Gehlfuss in 'Chicago Med' (IMDb)

'Chicago Med' is a medical drama streaming on NBC since November 17, 2015. 'Chicago Med' centers on the emergency department doctors and nurses of the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. The premise of the long-running show is that it is a medical drama set in Chicago. 'Chicago Med' is the third series in Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise. Fun fact, the show has some really dramatic moments when it has crossover episodes with the other two series of the Chicago franchise, 'Chicago Fire' and 'Chicago P.D'.

In the last season, fans saw how the season ended on a tense note. There were major changes for the characters, and two of them, Dr Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Dr Dylan Scott (Guy Lockard), were left in a deadly situation. Trapped in a burning building is not an ideal way to spend an off-season. However, fans are still excited to see how it all pans out. Wondering how many seasons are there in this medical drama? Don't worry we got you!


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How many seasons are there of 'Chicago Med'?

NBC originally ordered 13 episodes for season one; 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 second season premiered on September 22, 2016.

On May 10, 2017, NBC renewed the series for a third season but opted to remove it from the fall schedule to midseason, after the premiere of Dick Wolf's sixth Law & Order series 'Law & Order True Crime'. The series moved back to Tuesdays after spending one season on Thursdays.

After all this drama, on February 27, 2020, NBC renewed the series for a sixth, seventh, and eighth season but sadly on March 13, 2020, Universal Television shut down production on the series due to the Covid pandemic. Later, the sixth season premiered in November 2020. The seventh season premiered on September 22, 2021, now after a year of waiting the eighth season is set to premiere on September 21, 2022.

NBC announced that original cast members Yaya DaCosta and Torrey DeVitto would leave the series at the end of the sixth season after deciding not to renew their contracts to pursue new roles. On July 21, 2021, it was announced that Steven Weber would be promoted to a series regular after recurring in the sixth season, and Guy Lockard and Kristen Hager would join the main cast.

'Chicago Med' Season 8 is all set to premiere on September 21, 2022, on NBC at 8/7c.