Well, there’s one show that’s not on life support. NBC has renewed their Chicago Med TV show for a fifth season. The program will air as part of the 2019-20 broadcast season and will likely return in the fall.
An NBC medical drama, Chicago Med stars Nick Gehlfuss, Torrey DeVitto, Colin Donnell, Norma Kuhling, Oliver Platt, Brian Tee, S. Epatha Merkerson, Yaya DaCosta, and Marlyne Barrett. The story follows the doctors, nurses, and staff of the state of the art Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. As a team, they rise to the Windy City’s most urgent medical challenges while working through confounding ethical quandaries. The series also features crossovers with Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.
The fourth season of Chicago Med is averaging a 1.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.36 million viewers. Compared to season three, that’s up by 3% in the demo and up by 26% in viewership. It’s currently the network’s second-highest rated scripted series in both the demo and viewers.
The renewal announcement was made by Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We remain in awe of the job Dick Wolf, our producers, casts and crews do in creating some of the most compelling television today,” Katz and Pakosta said. “The Chicago franchise is a lynchpin of our schedule and we’re thrilled that audiences have embraced our Wednesdays with such incredible passion for these shows and characters.”
What do you think? Do you like the Chicago Med TV show? Will you be watching season five on NBC?