Chicago Med: Is the show ending after season 8?

The eighth season of Chicago Med is almost here. The medical drama ended its previous season with a lot of unanswered questions, including the fate of two of its doctors and the possibility that a third (Dr. Blake) may have to step down from her duties.

We couldn’t be more excited to find out what happens, but the arrival of season 8 brings up some larger questions. Namely, will the show continue once things wrap up? Is the show renewed for a few more seasons or are we on the cusp of a series finale?

Let’s unpack the information we have on Med‘s future.

Is Chicago Med cancelled?

Similar to Chicago Fire and PD, Chicago Med was given a multi-year extension in 2020. NBC was understandably thrilled with the way the show was performing, and green-lit it through to the end of 2022. It’s a credit to the show (and the fans) that it has lived up to the network’s expectations.

According to IMDb, the season 8 finale pulled in an impressive 6.2 million viewers, which actually placed it above Chicago PD (5.8 million) in the ratings. This is quite an achievement, given that Fire and PD are generally considered to be more popular than Med on the whole.

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Things couldn’t be looking better for Chicago Med as it heads into the final season of its contract. The show’s continued success, as well as its association with the rest of One Chicago, means that it has a lot to bring to the table in terms of fandom and longevity.

There’s also the astonishing track record of Dick Wolf Productions to consider. Most of the shows that bear the Wolf Productions logo last at least a decade, with several of the Law & Order shows reaching two plus decades.

Network extension deals are usually announced towards the end of the year, so it’s likely that we will be getting news on the One Chicago renewals in the next few months.

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