CHICAGO MED, a hospital drama, debuted in 2015 and is on its eighth season.

The series, which is one of three installments, focuses on the pillars of Chicago’s emergency response teams, including the fictional 21st Police District, the Chicago Fire Department Firehouse 51, and Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.

Chicago Med’s Season 8 premiered on September 21, 2022
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Who is in the cast of Chicago Med?

Chicago Med is the third installment to the Chicago franchise, first airing on NBA in November 2015.

This series focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center and its doctors and nurses as they work to save patients’ lives.

Often times the show crosses over with characters from both Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

The cast for Chicago Med includes:

  • Oliver Platt as Dr Daniel Charles 
  • S Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin 
  • Nick Gehlfuss as Dr Will Halstead
  • Brian Tee as Dr Ethan Choi 
  • Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood 
  • Dominic Rains as Dr Crockett Marcel
  • Kristen Hager as Dr Stevie Hammer 
  • Steven Weber as Dr Dean Archer 
  • Jessy Schram as Dr Hannah Asher  

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However, changes to the show following the Season 8 premiere have left fans shocked.

Guy Lockard who played Dr Dylan Scott and Sarah Rafferty who played Dr Pamela Blake, both exited the show after it’s premiere.

Yaya DaCosta, on the other hand, is made a surprise return as April Sexton after leaving the show in 2021 following a six-season run.

Co-showrunner, Andrew Schneider, told Variety, “DaCosta was ‘very excited’ to return: ‘She wanted to honor that character, and to give a resolution to April’s relationship with Ethan.’”


When did Chicago Med Season 8 premiere?

Chicago Med’s Season 8 premiered on Wednesday, September 21, at 8pm ET on NBC.

Fans took to social media to express their thoughts on the new cast shake-up.

Sarah Rafferty, who played Dr Pamela Blake, exited the show after it’s Season 8 premiere
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One user tweeted: “OH MY GOD APRIL BACK ON AN EPISODE OF CHICAGO MED I’m screaming!!! #ChicagoMed”

Others were not as excited about the news: “Dylan, the best addition of #ChicagoMed is leaving? And boring Hannah is all good?”

How can I watch Chicago Med?

The Chicago franchise airs on Wednesdays from 8pm to 11pm on NBC.

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Chicago Med kicks off the franchise at 8pm, followed by Chicago Fire at 9pm and concludes with Chicago P.D. at 10pm.

All new episodes are available to stream the following day on Peacock, as well as previous seasons.

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