One Chicago series preempted for coverage of Capitol crisis

One Chicago return delayed by current events.

One Chicago will not air on NBC tonight as TV networks continue live coverage of the events that have happened in the U.S. Capitol and elsewhere today.

Chicago Med, Chicago PD and Chicago Fire‘s midseason premieres were scheduled to air tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. PT.

However, with ongoing protests over the Presidential election results that have included the death of one person, NBC has decided to pull its scripted programming in favor of NBC News coverage.

Other network TV channels are also preempting their shows for news.

According to a tweet from the official NBC Twitter account, the midseason premieres for all three shows should air next Wednesday, Jan. 13 at their usual times:

It’s very common for TV networks to push back their scripted series in order to cover important news events, or even major sporting events. Previously, One Chicago has been postponed for news coverage, as well as World Series games.

With the events happening today being very serious and affecting the entire country, it makes sense that NBC would want to prioritize what’s happening in the real world over fictional stories. The good news is that this is a fairly short delay.

Furthermore, Deadline Hollywood is reporting that audiences in the Pacific and Mountain time zones are supposed to get reruns after the news coverage ends, so there may be One Chicago episodes to watch, just not new ones.

Fans can still watch previously aired One Chicago episodes on NBC’s streaming service Peacock (only some seasons are free; some require a Peacock Premium subscription). We’ll update this story if the situation changes or more information develops.

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