The One Chicago fall hiatus is officially behind us, which means that we have weeks of new episodes ahead of us this winter.
And according to One Chicago’s Instagram page, this Wednesday’s installments of PD, Med, and Fire are amping up for some major drama.
“Buckle up,” the franchise wrote next to an action-packed promo. “#OneChicago is all-new Wednesday.”
First, on Chicago Med, a patient wanders into Gaffney’s ER after a back-alley plastic surgery procedure leaves her septic. And both Dr. Charles and Dr. Hammer will have to figure out how to save her life while locating the un-licensed operation.
Immediately following on Chicago Fire, a firefighter from a neighboring firehouse is electrocuted while on the job—and she blames Pelham for her injuries. Pelham claims he never gave the firefighter the order to work on the line that brought her down. But judging by the promo, not all of his friends believe him.
Then to top the night off, Detective Voight hires a new informant to solve a deadly drug trafficking case on Chicago PD. But the situation leaves Atwater standing in front of a loaded gun.
The action begins this Wednesday (January 12th) at 9/8 p.m. CT on NBC.
What Happened to the Fourth ‘One Chicago’ Series
Dick Wolf’s One Chicago franchise is one of network television’s most successful franchises. Between the Med, Fire, and PD series, the youngest, Chicago Med, is going on seven years old. And it looks like all of them have many more years ahead of them.
So it may be surprising to learn that there was a fourth franchise show called Chicago Justice that, for some reason, never made it past its freshman season.
As the name suggests, Justice focused on the Windy City court system. Usually, courtroom dramas do well for themselves. And ratings for the series were high from the very start. But despite all of that, Justice didn’t stick.
So why didn’t the show share the same success as its sister series? According to One Chicago Center, the producers thought it was too similar to another Dick Wolf franchise, Law & Order.
Following the 2017 Chicago Justice cancelation, NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt spoke to Deadline about the decision to nix the newbie.
“It just became somewhat of a real estate issue,” Greenblatt shared. “We thought [the franchise series] are all good but it seemed like Justice was the most conventional. It was the closest to a Law and Order show, so we thought maybe this is the one we should sacrifice.”