‘Chicago Fire’ season 3: Is outlook good for ‘Chicago Med’ series?

Over the past two decades, it is hard to dispute the impact that Dick Wolf has had across the NBC family. “Chicago Fire” was in many was a revitalization for him at the network. Sure, he had “Law & Order: SVU” on the air for more than a decade before launching the show, but it had been years since he had managed to have a from his production house like this.

Now, that hit has led to one spin-off in “Chicago PD,” and it is looking more and more like he could have another in “Chicago Med.” According to a report from Deadline, this is a series very much in contention for a pickup at the moment, and NBC brass are happy with the reaction and the ratings to the backdoor pilot a little earlier this month. This should give you hope for the show getting to be a part of the schedule starting in the fall.

Of course, you do have to wonder just what Wolf and his producers will try to pull off with four different series all on the air. Could they possibly do a four-part crossover event? That would be crazy-ambitious, and not the easiest thing in the world to pull off. Yet, we do still think that it is very well possible, though it is going to be hard over time to continue to rope a New York show like “SVU” into one that is set in another state. What business could characters like Benson and Amaro have in a Chicago hospital? They’ve already had to do a tricky job finding uses for them with the other Chicago series.

We will get some more definitive news on the future of these series come May, when the network has its upfront presentation.

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