Last year, NBC had a big ratings win when the network aired an epic crossover between Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire and the unlikely candidate Law & Order: SVU. While it’s difficult to find reasons to bring the characters from that latter series in the fold, NBC is hoping to repeat the magic by putting together another epic crossover event, this time between Fire, P.D. and the brand new series Chicago Med. Fans will be able to catch the big crossover right after the winter hiatus.
While NBC hasn’t officially announced premiere dates for its winter shows, new reports indicate that the big crossover is expected to hit the schedule on January 5 with an episode of Chicago Fire. During the episode a woman who has been treated with chemo will be found, unconscious and comatose, in a burning building. The fire team will respond to the call, unfolding a mystery that will span across three TV series.
Here’s what Chicago P.D. actor Jesse Lee Soffer told TV Line the January 6 police part will be about.
We start digging into her case because we’re not sure if it was a suicide attempt. We realize that she didn’t actually have cancer, and she was being poisoned with chemotherapy, possibly by a physician.
If you’re good with context clues, the fact that a physician might be involved and that chemotherapy is definitely involved in the case will obviously nod at the hospital where Chicago Med is set. Mysteries will be uncovered. Crazy shenanigans will ensue. It should be a good time for all fans of any of the Chicago-based NBC series.
The news comes just a few days after Chicago Med had its big premiere on NBC. The first episode of the series did quite well at the Peacock Network, pulling in 8.6 million total viewers and a 2.2 rating. Right now, it doesn’t necessarily need the ratings boost that a crossover episode would likely give it, but it certainly can’t hurt.
Last season, the big 3-way crossover at NBC was exciting because it tied two different franchises together. The ratings were up for all three episodes that week, prompted a bit by the excitement of location changes. Another big Chicago and Law & Order crossover is expected. Now, that Med is on the air, a 3-way crossover is doubtless more convenient for the writers and the casts, and I’m not shocked NBC decided to go in this direction for a crossover event, too.
Both Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. have already been renewed for next season. You can catch new episodes of NBC’s Chicago Med on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET. Chicago Fire follows on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET, and Chicago P.D. rounds out the lineup on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET. In addition, here's what else is coming up this winter.