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NBC has found ratings success with their Chicago franchise from Dick Wolf. Chicago Fire and Chicago Pd have already been renewed for the 2016-17 season. Will the newest entry, Chicago Med, be a hit or a dud? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
Chicago Med is set at the city's new state-of-the-art trauma center. It revolves around the doctors, nurses, and staff members who treat the most severe trauma cases. The ensemble cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Colin Donnell, Brian Tee, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel Dipillo, Carl Lumbly, Julie Berman, Brennan Brown, and Marlyne Barrett.
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“Lindstead” fans, buckle up: Both members of the Chicago P.D. couple will spill their backstories to each other when a case sends them off on an emotionally revealing trek to Green Bay, Wis., in Episode 15.
While driving to pick up a witness, Lindsay and Halstead are “going to spend a lot of time in the car talking,” star Jesse Lee Soffer previews.
And once you open up those floodgates, it seems, they can’t be closed. “We’re going to learn a lot about Lindsay, her family and her meeting Voight, »
A nice premiere for “Chicago Med” teamed with winning results for “The Voice,” “Blindspot” and “Sunday Night Football” to lift NBC to another victory in the young-adults demo and helped cinch another November sweep victory for the network.
NBC, which won for an eighth time in nine weeks this fall in adults 18-49, prevailed for a fourth straight November sweep, according to preliminary estimates for the ratings period which ends tonight. And its margin of victory over the second-place finisher (21% ahead of Fox) would be the largest for any network in 19 years.
With three nights to be counted (through Sunday), NBC led in adults 18-49 with a 2.3 “live plus same-day” rating, followed by Fox (1.9), CBS (1.8), ABC (1.7), Univision (0.8), CW (0.6) and Telemundo (0.5). The Peacock also is poised to prevail in adults 25-54 (2.9 vs. 2.5 for CBS) and adults 18-34 (1.7 vs. 1.4 for Fox) while CBS cruised in total viewers (9.6 million vs. 8.1 million for NBC »
- Rick Kissell
If every episode of Minority Report had been like this episode of Minority Report, the show would not be ending next week. The future-cop procedural approach, though practical in theory, was not this crew’s strong suit at all, in hindsight; maybe it was the narrative structure of the original story, or maybe it’s the fact that mainstream audiences are too sick of Dick Wolf to tolerate Law & Order: Precrime, but last week, and especially this week, it’s become obvious all too late that this team should’ve been working on one varied, complex, but consistent dramatic arc the whole time.Because now we’ve zeroed in on a timelessly debatable theme, one of the key ingredients of dystopian science fiction. We finally come face to face with a Memento Mori operative, only to discover ... well, their motives are pretty noble, all things considered. The very contemporary yet »
- Devon Maloney
Dick Wolf’s Chicago Med just premiered on NBC on November 17th and it got off to a very good start. It’s the third in his Chicago series that include Chicago Pd and Chicago Fire. But could there be another, dirtier Chicago series ready for the canon?
This week, Funny or Die posted Chicago Sanitation, a look at “those who clean” the Second City.
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Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this phenomenal Friday? We have a new breakdown of discarded movie twists, a supercut of all the limbs lost in the Star Wars franchise and all of the Easter Eggs found in Spectre. But wait, there's more! Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets a homemade trailer and The Hunger Games' Katniss squares off with Harry Potter's Hermione in a new Princess Rap Battle! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Princess Rap Battle: Katniss vs. Hermione
Whitney Avalon is back with another long-awaited installment in her Princess Rap Battles YouTube series, which pits The Hunger Games' Katniss against Harry Potter's Hermione. Whitney Avalon, who portrays Katniss, »
Boo Boo Kitty, what have you done?
When Empire‘s downtrodden Anika ended this week’s episode by going undercover in a blonde wig to pick up the new girlfriend of the man whose baby she’s carrying (for the record, that’s Hakeem), you could practically hear the cries of “Gurrrrrl!” and “Whoa!” and “Wtf?” across the TV-watching universe.
RelatedChicago Sanitation Joins Dick Wolf’s Empire in Funny or Die Parody
But that got us thinking. A character’s well-selected — or, in some cases, well-discarded — hairpiece can heighten the comedy or drama of what’s going on around her. »
Ok, not really — although Chicago Legal has to be in the pipeline, right? — but the following Funny or Die parody does present a pretty compelling case for why Wolf’s inevitable forthcoming spinoff should be about the people who clean the streets of the Windy City.
RelatedChicago Med Preview: Meet the New Doctors, Nurses and More — Plus: How Many Spinoffs Is Too Many?
While the trailer is clearly a joke, full of cheeky dialogue (“You sort garbage better than anyone on this team! »
Dick Wolf‘s “Chicago” franchise continues its expansion, exploring the live of the men and women into the city’s sanitation department in a new Funny or Die parody. Following this week’s premiere of “Chicago Med” bringing yet another sector of the city’s public service to NBC, Funny or Die debuted a new parody promo for “Chicago Sanitation,” featuring the behind the scenes drama and romance between Chicago’s trash collectors. “Television producer Dick Wolf (‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Chicago Med,’ ‘Chicago P.D.’) never lets a good trope go to waste,” reads the official description. “That’s why he’s »
- Reid Nakamura
“Empire” recovered on Wednesday, growing by two-tenths of a ratings point among the core 18-49 demographic one week after it slid 9 percent in the opposite direction. The dominant hip-hop soap opera led Fox to finish first outright on the night. NBC’s “Law & Order: Svu” dropped 30 percent after last week’s “Voice”-induced sugar high. The Dick Wolf procedural followed “The Mysteries of Laura” again last night. ABC was second in the main demo, but settled for fourth in total viewers. Also Read: How 'Chicago Med' Premiere Stacks Up Against Dick Wolf's Other Windy City Hits Fox »
- Tony Maglio
NBC’s Windy City-based procedurals didn’t need to be resuscitated, but “Chicago Med” got TV viewers’ hearts racing last night anyway. The spinoff is now the third series in the Dick Wolf Chicago universe, which also includes the strong “Chicago Fire” and solid “Chicago P.D.” The way things are looking, a theoretical “Chicago Dmv” could even hold its own in primetime. On Tuesday, “Med” was the top scripted show of the night, premiering to a 2.2 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, along with 8.6 million total viewers. For an imperfect comparison, that 9 p.m. debut was 29 percent above »
- Tony Maglio
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: November 17, 2015 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Colin Donnell, Brian Tee, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel Dipillo, Carl Lumbly, Julie Berman, Brennan Brown, and Marlyne Barrett.
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This medical drama TV series set in Chicago’s new trauma center, is the third installment in Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise, and includes crossovers with Chicago Fire and Chicago Pd. The doctors, nurses, and staff treat the city's most severe traumas, at their state-of-the-art facility.
Bright, disciplined, and capable, trauma fellow Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) is the newest doctor at Chicago Med. The always reliable ER chief resident, Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss), back from a stint in New York, is the »
“Chicago Med,” the third Dick Wolf drama in the “Chicago” trilogy, opened to promising ratings Tuesday, sandwiched between hits “The Voice” and “Chicago Fire” and helping the net carry the night in key demo categories. The Peacock won all six primetime half-hours in adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34.
According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Chicago Med” averaged a 2.2 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 8.6 million viewers overall in the 9 p.m. hour, neck and neck with CBS veteran “NCIS” as Tuesday’s top scripted series in the demo. It benefited from its “The Voice” lead-in (2.6/9 in 18-49, 11.1 million viewers overall), with the music contest standing as the night’s No. 1 program in 18-49, 25-54 (3.5/10) and 18-34 (1.6/6). From its first half-hour to its second, “Med” was down a tenth in 18-49 (2.2 to 2.1) and 25-54 (2.9 to 2.8) and steady in 18-34 (1.4).
Among all drama series premieres this fall, “Chicago Med” ranks fifth »
- Rick Kissell
“Chicago Med” just breathed new life into NBC’s Tuesday night schedule. The Dick Wolf spinoff procedural series debuted as last night’s top scripted primetime show, and fared 29 percent better than the Season 3 premiere of “Chicago P.D.” With two “Chicago” shows and “The Voice,” NBC finished first in ratings last night, while CBS topped total viewers. The CW’s lineup slipped double digits from last week. NBC was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 12.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. »
- Tony Maglio
If you’ve ever watched NBC’s “Chicago Fire” or its spinoff “Chicago P.D.,” then you’re familiar with Dick Wolf‘s winning formula: Pretty young faces plus recognizable veteran actors plus life threatening accidents equals ratings success. So it should come as no surprise that “Chicago Med,” which debuts tonight and is the third drama in the franchise, has all the same things working for and against it as its predecessors. None of these shows are groundbreaking. All have dialogue that is lumpy. But for viewers who crave the familiar, there is something comforting about attractive people saving the day. »
- Mekeisha Madden Toby
You know when you're watching a medical drama and the doctors and nurses have a conversation about a patient and use so many crazy medical words that it sounds like they're speaking a different language? Yeah, it's kind of like that for the actors playing the hospital staff, too. "It's a completely different language," admits Brian Tee, who stars as a doctor in NBC's latest addition to the Dick Wolf Chicago universe, Chicago Med, which premieres tonight. "The way these real doctors really pull it off is really unbelievable." His costar Marlyne Barrett feels the same way, telling E! News that she gets tripped up by plenty of her dialogue. "Some words, I'm like, are we »
You can’t really fault NBC and Dick Wolf for cranking out another Chicago product (after Fire and P.D.). NBC doesn’t really have a lot of other ideas and people seem to slug down this Wolf gruel without much thought. If there’s not a Chicago Liquor Store and Chicago Bikram Yoga next season it will be a pretty big letdown. But even graded on the Dick Wolf Franchise Curve, Chicago Med is spectacularly underwhelming. It’s like everybody involved sighed deeply at the prospect of yet another hospital drama and then shuffled slowly to the set, where they were given
- Tim Goodman
Do you know the shows that are constantly seeking new actors? Police procedurals and hospital dramas are the working actor’s best friend; fresh plots each episode call for whole new casts of supporting roles and guest stars on a weekly basis. Here are 15 such shows that (thankfully!) create tons of jobs for actors. “Law and Order: Svu”Dick Wolf’s “Law and Order” franchise has long been a huge employer of New York-based actors. The numerous, long-running shows are true police procedurals, meaning that challenging new principal roles are called for every week. As the only “L&O” branch still on the air, “Svu” casts hundreds of actors each year and offers fabulous opportunities for challenging dramatic roles. “Chicago Fire”Dick Wolf also executive produces this popular NBC show about the brave men and women of Chicago Engine Company 51. Four seasons in, the show requires dozens of actors to portray paramedics, »
Premiering tonight, Tuesday, November 17th, on NBC, is "Chicago Med," a new series from super producer Dick Wolf - the newest installment of his “Chicago” drama franchise, which is described as an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. Together, they will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running. The series' cast includes Yaya DaCosta, S. Epatha Merkerson, Marlyne Barrett, Oliver Platt, Laurie Holden, Oliver Platt, Colin Donnell, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel Dipillo, Brian Tee, and Nick Gehlfuss. "Chicago Fire" creators, Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, will write and executive-produce with Matt...
- Tambay A. Obenson
Premiering tonight, Tuesday, November 17th, on NBC, is "Chicago Med," a new series from super producer Dick Wolf - the newest installment of his “Chicago” drama franchise, which is described as an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. Together, they will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running. The series' cast includes »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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