Kristen Hager, ‘Chicago Med’ Star, Exits Show

by Joe Rutland
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Actress Kristen Hager, who plays Dr. Stevie Hammer on Chicago Med, leaves the NBC medical drama. She’s been a series regular since Season 7. Yet if she wants to return, then that is possible down the road.

Door Left Open For Kristen Hager To Return on ‘Chicago Med’

Executive producers Diane Frolov and Andy Schneider are making it clear that she’s welcome back. Sometimes, actors who leave shows might have second thoughts. It’s been done before and they want to let Kristen Hager know that she can come back and play Dr. Hammer again.

“We all really liked Kristen and would welcome her character coming back in the future,” Frolov and Schneider said in a statement to Deadline. So, Hager joined Chicago Med after Yaya DaCosta and Torrey DeVitto left. She last appeared on the show in an episode titled “All The Things That Could’ve Happened.”

In other Chicago Med cast news, Steven Weber will return as Dr. Dean Archer next season. Weber, who’s been seen on numerous TV shows over his career, became a series regular when Kristen Hager joined the show. We get more from Deadline.

Jessy Schram Will Come Back As Dr. Hannah Asher

Additionally, Jessy Schram will come back and play Dr. Hannah Asher. Now, Dr. Asher is having some romantic interludes with Will Halstead, played by Nick Gehlfuss. She’s struggled with drug addiction on the show. But she’s clean and sober, so she’s coming back to work at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.

Chicago Med finds itself as part of the powerhouse One Chicago franchise. That all comes from the mind of Dick Wolf, who also oversees the Law & Order franchise, too. Other One Chicago franchise shows include Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

Viewers have been keeping up with the drama on that show for a long, long time. With actors like Weber and Gehlfuss as part of the cast, it looks like Chicago Med will be cooking for a few more seasons. Oen of the cool things about a show like this one is the fact that there are possible crossovers with other franchise shows.

Doing something like that on Chicago Med would bring other people to see it. There are fans who might just watch one of the other One Chicago franchise shows who have never seen this one. Sure, it’s hard to believe since all of them tie in together under the franchise label. And, of course, Dick Wolf knows how to mix and match his shows together.

Now, the question might be down the road if there are other One Chicago shows to come? Maybe is always a good answer. So, get busy watching these dramas today.

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