Chicago Med: New Doctors and Nurses Staff the Latest Dick Wolf Franchise

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CHICAGO FIRE -- "I Am The Apocalypse" Episode 319 -- Pictured: Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Morris/NBC)

Fall TV PreviewMolly’s Bar will be a bit more crowded this season with an influx of doctors and nurses from Chicago Med, megaproducer Dick Wolf’s new addition to his popular Windy City franchise, which includes Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. “We hope to bring compelling characters and cutting-edge medicine to that shared universe,” says executive producer Peter Jankowski. So expect the team at the spanking-new hospital (the old building was bombed in last season’s backdoor-pilot episode of Fire) to patch up any number of NBC’s favorite first responders.

The ER docs will also juggle all the medical crises that stem from Chicago’s violent underbelly as well as the city’s physically and mentally fragile. “A major focus of resident psychiatrist Daniel Charles [Oliver Platt] is that ERs have become the first and last line of defense for the majority of the urban mentally ill,” Wolf notes.

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Among the other healers: trauma surgeon Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss), who is CPD detective Jay Halstead’s brother; Ivy League ER doc Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell); Navy flight surgeon Ethan Choi (Brian Tee); pregnant pediatric surgeon Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto); intern Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo); and ER nurse—and former playmate of Fire’s hunky Kelly Severide—April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta). Overseeing them all is Sharon Goodwin (Law & Order alum S. Epatha Merkerson), the steadfast hospital chief who tries to keep staff, patients and bureaucrats happy.

Chicago Med, premieres Tuesday, Nov. 17, 9/8c, NBC