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Is There A New Episode Of Chicago Med Tonight? (December 15, 2021)

Giving fans a weekly dose of high-intensity medical drama since 2015, NBC's "Chicago Med" consistently brings loyal viewers back with its mix of gripping emergency room action and richly drawn character personas. Following the often stressful lives of the doctors and nurses at the fictional Gaffney Chicago Medical Center, the series gives fans an up-close-and-electrifying perspective on the myriad crises and relentless challenges of running a cutting-edge urban medical facility.

As the third entry in producer Dick Wolf's "One Chicago" universe, the series often sends its medical personnel on crossover event episodes with the "Chicago P.D." and "Chicago Fire" franchises. With such a pervasive presence on NBC, fans have plenty of opportunities to become deeply invested in the ongoing interpersonal narratives of their favorite characters. The truth is, it can come as a bit of shock when a loyal viewer settles in to watch the most recent installment only to discover there isn't one. 

This includes the recent, holiday-themed episode, "Secret Santa Has a Gift for You" (via IMDb), which gifted viewers with the usual medical nail-biters. On the December 8 episode, two doctors, in particular, faced a uniquely sensitive issue with career-ending implications going forward. The issue in question is those sketchy VasCon monitors. And for doctors Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson), the decision to involve the FBI in the VasCon affair is certain to have serious consequences — and equally certain to have fans wondering what's next.

So, can we alleviate fans' FOMOH (Fear of Med On Hiatus) as to whether there's a new episode of "Chicago Med" airing tonight on NBC?

There's no new episode of Chicago Med on December 15

The prognosis is bleak for "Chicago Med" enthusiasts this week. As it turns out, devoted viewers will be going cold turkey on Wednesday, December 15, as far as scoring a new episode of their favorite medical drama. After the series aired its mid-Season 7 finale on December 8, the show went on a hiatus that will last until early January 2022. Instead of a new episode of "Chicago Med," viewers will be treated to a special holiday episode of "Young Rock," per the official NBC television schedule. Even though the schedule shift may have been a letdown for fans eager for answers to the show's latest character quandaries, the concept of a mid-season break has become standard procedure for many episodic network offerings (per TV Insider).

With no new episode of "Chicago Med" on NBC tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the latest "Chicago Med" cliffhanger and other unknowns will have to wait for clarification until January 5, 2022. Until then, you can always stream "Chicago Med" on Peacock and re-experience all seven seasons of the show anytime you want.