There’s good news and bad news. The good news, of course, is that Chicago Med has been renewed for another season on NBC. The medical drama will be able to continue the story of Gaffney Medical Center, and explore the fallout of losing one of its main characters, Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss), in the season 8 finale.
The bad news is that Chicago Med won’t be coming back for a while. The show has been pushed back to 2024, after originally planning on returning in September. All three One Chicago shows were supposed to resume their usual Wednesday slot in the fall, but the ongoing writers and actors strike have forced the networks to put them on the shelf.
When is Chicago Med season 9 coming out? (Release date predictions)
We know that season 9 is coming in 2024, we just don’t know when. The earliest that it can be on the air is January, which would not only be the shortest wait time for fans, but the longest window in which to air new episodes. If Chicago Med were to premiere in January, it would be able to put out a half season, or around 13 episodes, which is best case scenario.
Sadly, best case scenario doesn’t seem to be very realistic at the moment. Because the writers and actors strike doesn’t have an end in sight, it’s looking more likely that shows will be pushed back further. Deadline released an article in which they entertained the possibility of a May return date, which would not mean several months without new scripted programming, but an even shorter release schedule.
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Instead of 13 episodes, a Chicago Med season that returned in May would only be able to air 6-8. This would make it not only the shortest season in the show’s history, but one of the shortest air schedules for any network show. It would essentially become a miniseries. Hopefully things get resolved between the unions and the studios, but for right now, it doesn’t look promising.
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