Chicago Med showrunners preview ‘huge milestone’ 100th episode

CHICAGO MED -- "The Ghosts Of The Past" Episode 517 -- Pictured: (l-r) S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, Oliver Platt as Daniel Charles -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "The Ghosts Of The Past" Episode 517 -- Pictured: (l-r) S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, Oliver Platt as Daniel Charles -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

Chicago Med producers Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider give One Chicago Center a preview of what to expect in this week’s milestone 100th episode!

Tomorrow Chicago Med will celebrate its 100th episode—a massive accomplishment for the series and the entire One Chicago franchise. Naturally, fans are expecting big things to go along with the big installment, and the show is poised to deliver.

One Chicago Center connected with executive producers and co-showrunners Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov to ask a few questions about what is ahead in Wednesday’s episode, and what they’ve learned after overseeing the series for the last four and a half seasons.

Plus, could the milestone mean that we see any characters make a return appearance?

Check out our interview with Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider below, then make sure you’re tuned into the Chicago Med 100th episode tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC!

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One Chicago Center: What are your thoughts on Chicago Med reaching 100 episodes? Do you look at the show any differently now than you did shooting the first one?

Diane Frolov: It’s a huge milestone and something that’s so rare these days. We have a wonderfully talented and collaborative team on both side of the camera, and we’re immensely grateful to everyone involved. We feel the show remains just as strong, fresh and compelling as it has been for the previous four seasons.

OCC: Did the fact that it was the 100th episode change the way that you approached it creatively? Especially since it fell in the middle of Chicago Med season 5, with so many storylines already ongoing?

Andrew Schneider: We wanted the 100th to be [a] particularly emotional episode—one that would pay off the stories and character arcs we’d been developing throughout the season.

OCC: Since it’s a milestone installment, is there any chance that we’ll see appearances from or references to some of Chicago Med‘s past main characters or even important guests to help the special occasion?

Both: Not so much past characters, but certainly many of our recurring cast and all of our [current] regulars.

OCC: You two had an incredible TV resume before you started on this series, including multiple Emmy Awards. What impact has Chicago Med had on your careers as writers and producers?

DF: We’ve become acutely aware of a responsibility to portray medicine accurately, and hopefully provide viewers not just with entertainment, but with information that could be helpful for them.

AS: Also, having had so many episodes, we’ve been able to deeply explore our characters and see them change and grow.

OCC: We know that Chicago Med will be on the air for at least three more seasons, giving the show a decent shot at making 200 episodes. Any idea what the show might look like when it airs episode 200?

AS: Not yet, but we do have some intriguing ideas for season 6!

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