Here’s When ‘Chicago Med’ Season 7 Airs

Chicago Med Season 7 will be back soon. We’ll finally get to see what happens with Dr. Natalie Manning, Dr. Will Halstead, and more. Here’s what we know about when the medical drama returns to NBC this fall.

Torrey DeVitto and Yaya DaCosta exit ‘Chicago Med’

The cast of Chicago Med poses together.
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Chicago Med Season 6 had an unexpected cast shakeup. Torrey DeVitto (Dr. Natalie Manning) and Yaya DaCosta (April Sexton) left the series after six seasons.

The season 6 finale featured the drama between Dr. Natalie Manning and Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss). Natalie was so desperate to save her mother’s life (she has heart failure) that she stole medication from Will’s clinical trial. Will covered for Natalie by giving her more medication when she ran low. He was later fired by Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) for compromising the trial. April Sexton moved on after being accepted to a nurse practitioner program. She struggled to get to this point, but she’s on her way to become a nurse practitioner.

When does ‘Chicago Med’ return?

When can you expect to see Chicago Med this fall? Chicago Med returns to NBC on Wednesday, September 22, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Afterward, Chicago Fire airs at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Chicago P.D. rounds out the One Chicago Franchise, airing at 10:00 p.m.

Steven Weber promoted to series regular and two cast members added to ‘Chicago Med’

After guest starring during Chicago Med Season 6, Weber will be promoted to cast regular. Weber’s character, Dean Archer, was introduced during Chicago Med Season 6 Episode 8 (titled “Fathers and Mothers, Daughters and Sons”).

Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) hired Dean, his former Navy supervisor, to assist him after he collapsed in the emergency department. (Choi had surgery without mentioning it to anyone and decided to return to work right away.) Sharon told him he needed to lighten his workload. Dean is supposed to be helping, but he often makes suggestions when he isn’t asked.

Dean was promoted to interim chief of the emergency department after Choi was shot by a disgruntled patient. Sharon complimented Dean on his ability to treat Choi after the shooting, and she offers him a temporary promotion. “When Dr. Choi hired you, he sang your praises,” she says during the season finale. “He had great faith in your abilities and everything that I’ve seen lately only supports that.” Dean appears hesitant, but he accepts the role.

Weber’s Dean Archer isn’t the only addition to the cast of regulars. There will also be two new doctors added to the team. Actors Guy Lockard and Kristen Hager have been named cast regulars, reports Deadline. Lockard plays Dr. Dylan Scott, who left the Chicago Police Department so he could pursue a career as a physician, according to Deadline. The publication says it isn’t clear if Dylan Scott’s storyline is connected to any characters from sister show Chicago P.D. Hager plays Dr. Stevie Hammer. She’s described as a “brilliant and scrappy” physician.  

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