When Chicago Med Season 8 ended, fans saw a series regular depart and get his happily ever after. Although Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) will no longer be on the show, that doesn't mean fans are any less eager to see what's going on at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. With billionaire Jack Dayton (Sasha Roiz) wrecking the hospital's reputation and his own bank account with OR 2.0, he must sell the hospital — meaning a management change will be coming once again.
After a long fall without new One Chicago shows, we finally have a premiere date for Chicago Med Season 9. Here, we discuss when Chicago Med returns, who is expected to be in Season 9, and what else we know right now.
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It's almost time to scrub in. Following the tentative end to the actors strike, NBC has released new midseason premiere dates, and they're not wasting time. Chicago Med returns for Season 9 on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 8/7c. It will be followed that same night by new seasons of the other One Chicago shows, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.
Chicago Med Season 9 premieres Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 8/7c on NBC. As is the case with most Dick Wolf productions, Chicago Med is eyeing 13 episodes for its upcoming season, according to Deadline.
Because Chicago Med Season 8 ended with the implosion of OR 2.0 and Jack Dayton's tenure as Gaffney Chicago Medical Center's owner, Season 9 will likely dive into new management. It will also need to explore what the hospital is like without Dr. Halstead after he resigned and left for Seattle to live with Natalie Manning (former series regular Torrey DeVitto).
Beyond that, the only lingering storylines are Dr. Dean Archer (Steven Weber) still needing a kidney donation after his son relapsed and Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) having unresolved relationship issues with his girlfriend Liliana (Alet Taylor) and her brother Pawel (Kristof Konrad).
Is there a new doctor in the house? There will be. Season 9 will see the addition of a major new cast member, a thirtysomething male doctor who comes from a troubled background and has a past with Oliver Platt's Dr. Charles, TV Line reported on Nov. 13. The new character will begin on a recurring basis with the potential to become a series regular in Season 10.
No other casting announcements have been made, but one actor who definitely won't be returning is Gehlfuss, who departed in the Season 8 finale. Following his departure, the only three original cast members remaining on Chicago Med are Marlyne Barrett, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Oliver Platt. It's likely that Roiz won't return either, as his character is selling the hospital. Below are additional people who are likely to return.
All seasons of Chicago Med are available to stream on Peacock with a subscription. You can also purchase them on Prime Video or Apple TV.