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Chicago Med season 7: next episode and everything we know about the medical show

Steven Weber as Dr. Dean Archer and Brian Tree as Ethan Choi on Chicago Med season 7 finale
Steven Weber as Dr. Dean Archer and Brian Tree as Ethan Choi on Chicago Med season 7 finale (Image credit: George Burns Jr/NBC)

The men and women who serve Chicago get the spotlight Wednesdays on NBC with a lineup of programming that includes Chicago Med. Chicago Med, which is heading into its seventh season, is a sister show to Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

Matt Olmstead teamed up with Chicago Fire creators Michael Brandt and Derek Haas to create Chicago Med, which debuted on NBC in 2015. Dick Wolf also serves as an executive producer on the show.

Below you’ll find just about everything you need to know on the current season of Chicago Med, including when the next episode is, returning and new cast members and how to catch up with the latest and previous episodes. 

When is the next Chicago Med episode?

Chicago Med is back with the last episode of the season. Titled "And Now We Come to the End," the season finale airs Wednesday, May 25, at 8 pm, and here is the synopsis:  

"Halstead and Asher clash over a patient in need of a kidney transplant. Marcel faces a tough decision when Blake is in surgery. Choi and Archer treat the son of Med's general counsel. Med's family grows."

If you've missed Chicago Med live, you can catchup with the latest episodes on-demand on Thursdays, either via the NBC.com website or streaming on Peacock.

When is the Chicago Med season 7 finale?

The Chicago Med season 7 finale is scheduled to air on May 25. In some great news for fans, Chicago Med has been renewed by NBC for an eighth season. Additionally, Deadline reports that actor Steven Weber has been bumped to a series regular for next season as Dr. Dean Archer.  

What is the plot of Chicago Med?

The broad plot of Chicago Med is that fans follow the day-to-day chaos of Chicago’s newest state-of-the-art trauma center, as well as the lives of the doctors, nurses and staff who make it go.

As for what we can expect heading into season seven, here is the official synopsis from NBC:

“Dr. Will Halstead finds his career as an emergency medicine physician in jeopardy, following his cover-up involving a serious ethics violation. Dr. Daniel Charles remains the Sherlock Holmes of psychiatry. Sharon Goodwin, the venerable head of the city's largest hospital, is under intense fiscal scrutiny to preserve the bottom line while continuing to ensure that all patients receive nothing short of quality care and compassion. Dr. Ethan Choi, a former Navy flight surgeon and chief of the E.D., begins the season in recovery mode after being shot by a former patient. Now it's up to the blunt but talented Dr. Dean Archer to show what he's made of as interim chief at the helm of Chicago's trusted and busiest ER. Maggie Lockwood, the charge nurse and eyes, ears and brain of the ER, is skilled and confident but finds herself dealing with profound family issues of her own. Ace surgeon Dr. Crockett Marcel, the New Orleans-raised surgeon with a breezy manner, has finally started to let his guard down, earning the respect of his colleagues. And now two new doctors have joined the E.D. family. Dr. Stevie Hammer is a brilliant, scrappy emergency medicine doctor with a surprising past and Dr. Dylan Scott is an ex-cop who's doing a dual residency in emergency medicine and pediatrics.”

Who is in the Chicago Med cast?

Two main cast members exited Chicago Med after its sixth season — Yaya DaCosta, who played April Sexton, and Torrey DeVitto, who starred as Natalie Manning. Both of which were with Chicago Med since the beginning.

While two actors exited Chicago Med, two are coming in, as NBC has cast Kristen Hager (Wanted, Being Human, Gotham) as Dr. Stevie Hammer, a brilliant, scrappy emergency medical doctor with a surprising past, and Guy Lockard (Bull, The Village) as Dr. Dylan Scott, an ex-cop who’s doing a dual residency in emergency medicine and pediatrics.

The rest of Chicago Med’s main cast remains in place, consisting of: 

  • Oliver Platt - Dr. Daniel Charles
  • S. Epatha Merkerson - Sharon Goodwin 
  • Nick Gehlfuss - Dr. Will Halstead
  • Brian Tee - Dr. Ethan Choi 
  • Marlyne Barrett - Maggie Lockwood
  • Dominic Rains - Dr. Crockett Marcel 

Visit IMDb (opens in new tab) for the full cast list. 

How to watch Chicago Med

Chicago Med airs live on local NBC channels, meaning anyone with a traditional cable or satellite subscription, or who rock it old school with a TV antenna, can tune in for Chicago Med at its weekly time right on your TV.

Live TV streaming services have also become a popular choice for traditional broadcast networks, with the likes of Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV all providing access to a subscriber's local NBC channel (Sling TV does only on its Sling TV Blue package).  

 Streamers will need a subscription to either Peacock or Hulu if they want to stream episodes of Chicago Med. You can watch past seasons for free on Peacock, though if you want to keep up with the latest episodes of Chicago Med you will need a subscription to Peacock Premium.  

Will there be a Chicago Med season eight?

NBC isn't planning on pulling the plug on any of its Chicago-based series anytime soon. In February 2020 the network announced that it had renewed Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. for three seasons, which covered seasons six, seven and eight for Chicago Med, according to a report from Deadline (opens in new tab).

The shows have been consistent hits on the network, so wouldn’t be surprised if another renewal is coming down the pipe closer to the end of the most recent seasons for Chicago Med and its companion series, though nothing is known at this point.

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.