Don't miss the Chicago Med season 9 premiere: Two ways to watch

You'll want to make sure you either have access to NBC or Peacock to tune in.

(Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)
(Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC) /
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It's official! Broadcast TV is back, baby. Well, it's made a return with a few shows already. But now, we're gearing up for more and more to start back up again. And from here on out, we're just going to continue getting new seasons of some of our favorite shows. One of those is Chicago Med season 9! Are you ready?

The medical drama's ninth season premieres tonight, Jan. 17, 2024. The nine-episode shortened season of the Dick Wolf series is sure to keep us on our toes, just like previous ones. This installment has a smaller episode count due to the writers and actors strikes causing delays in production. But that's ok. I'm just glad we're going to have our favorite doctors back to work! Here's how you can tune in to the premiere. There's the live broadcast to watch, as well as streaming. Read on below for the details!

Chicago Med - Season 9
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How to watch on TV

Chicago Med season 9 will be available to watch live on NBC starting at 8 p.m. ET. If you have cable, then you don't need to worry about getting access to the network to watch the one-hour premiere. And be sure to tune in Wednesday nights for new episodes! It's already there! However, if you want to subscribe to an online platform that offers the channel to watch live, then you have a few options. Those are FuboTV, DIRECTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu + Live TV. We shared all the options for you to choose which one is the best fit below:

Platform

Prices and Packages

FuboTV

Pro: $74.99/month

Elite: $84.99/month

Premier: $94.99/month

Latino: $32.99/month

DIRECTV

Entertainment: $69.99/month

Choice: $84.99/month

Ultimate: $114.99/month

Premier: $159.99/month

Sling TV

Blue: $45/month
* There is the Orange package which is cheaper, but does not offer NBC

YouTube TV

$72.99/month

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV Only: $75.99/month

Hulu (With Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (With Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads): $76.99/month

Hulu (With Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (No Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads): $81.99/month

Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (No Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads): $89.99/month

Release time by time zones on NBC

  • Eastern: 8 p.m. ET
  • Central: 7 p.m. CT
  • Pacific: 5 p.m. PT
  • Mountain: 6 p.m. MT
Chicago Med - Season 9
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How to watch on streaming

I know it's hard to wait an extra day when you want to tune in to your favorite series. But, if you don't have access to NBC and/or don't want to subscribe to any of the above options then you can watch the Chicago Med season 9 premiere and rest of the season on Peacock. The streaming option is great, but you will need to wait until the next day to stream episodes. The streamer offers $5.99/month with ads (Premium) or $11.99/month without ads (Premium Plus).

How to sign up for Peacock

  • Visit the Peacock sign up page
  • Choose Premium or Premium Plus
  • Create an account by entering a username and a password
  • Enter your chosen payment method
  • Login to start watching!

Release time by time zones on Peacock

The season 9 premiere begins streaming Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 at 6 a.m. ET on Peacock. Going forward, new episodes of the season will be available to watch online on Thursdays. Check out when based on where you live below:

  • Eastern: 6 a.m. ET
  • Central: 5 a.m. CT
  • Pacific: 3 a.m. PT
  • Mountain: 4 a.m. MT

What you need to know about Chicago Med season 9

The Chicago Med season 9 premiere episode is titled " Row Row Row Your Boat on a Rocky Sea." And, NBC has released the official synopsis. We shared it below:

"When the E.D. is flooded with patients from a crash, the entire team is pulled in to help; Charles can't shake the feeling that he knows the new E.D. attending; Archer has second thoughts on the eve of his kidney transplant."

There's a good amount of returning cast members and characters we've grown to love over the years. Plus, new actor Luke Mitchell takes on a recurring role. Check out the list below:

  • Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood
  • S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin
  • Oliver Platt as Daniel Charles
  • Dominic Rains as Crockett Marcel
  • Steven Weber as Dean Archer
  • Jessy Schram as Hannah Asher
  • Sasha Roiz as Jack Dayton
  • Luke Mitchell as Mitch Ripley (new character)

Per NBC, we can expect to see Maggie dealing with troubles in her personal life with husband Ben Campbell. Producers Diane Frolov and Andy Schneider shared the following about the couple's marriage:

"Not good. Over this six months, a lot has happened, and it's not in a good place."

Diane Frolov

"They’ve not been able to get past the difficulties that they had last season. So yes, we’ll find out that her personal life is not going well. She stayed at Med, which is her home — professionally and personally."

Andy Schneide

How to watch the One Chicago franchise tonight

Chicago Med is kicking the night off with the return of Chicago Wednesday! We can expect two more of our favorite shows in the franchise to premiere tonight as well. Be sure to catch Chicago Fire after Med's premiere at 9 p.m. ET, followed by Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. ET. It feels so good to have them back! Which one is your favorite?

Chicago Med season 12 premieres tonight, Jan. 17, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Episodes are available to stream on Peacock the next day.

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