03/17/2015 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : HERRMANN SAVES AN INFANT IN A BLAZE AND THE REPERCUSSIONS DRIVE HIM ON A SEARCH TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH — During a harrowing call to a structure fire, Herrmann (David Eigenberg) rescues a trapped toddler, but the questionable circumstances surrounding the event sends him on a personal mission to locate the father and get to the bottom of the situation. Severide (Taylor Kinney) makes up for lost time by retracing key friendships from his adolescence, while Mills (Charlie Barnett) discovers some surprising news. Elsewhere, Cruz (Joe Minoso) and Brett’s (Kara Killmer) relationship comes to a crucial juncture, while Otis (Yuri Sardarov) develops some unexpected feelings. Jesse Spencer, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund and Christian Stolte star. Marina Squerciati, Brian Geraghty, Melissa Ponzio, Gordon Clapp and Randy Flagler guest star.
NBC is paging another veteran actor to its potential Chicago Fire spinoff, STAT.
Oliver Platt, who most recently appeared in FX’s Fargo miniseries, has joined the Peacock Net’s Chicago Med project.
Per our sister site Deadline, Platt will play Dr. Daniel Charles, the brilliant head of psychiatry, on Episode 19 of Fire‘s current season.
Platt joins a cast that so far includes Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) as an ER surgeon, S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order) as the head of the hospital, Yaya DaCosta (Ugly Betty) as a nurse and high school acquaintance of firefighter Kelly Severide and Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless) as a doctor and the brother of Chicago P.D.‘s Jay Halstead.
The actor’s extensive TV credits include roles on The Big C, Bored to Death, Nip/Tuck and The West Wing.
Oliver Platt has been tapped to co-star in NBC’s Chicago Fire planted spinoff, Chicago Med. Platt is joining S. Epatha Merkerson, Yaya DaCosta and Laurie Holden in the ensemble medical drama project whose cast will be introduced in Episode 19 of Chicago Fire this season. Platt will play the highly intelligent head of psychiatry, Dr. Daniel Charles.
The Chicago Med planted spinoff is being conceived and written by Dick Wolf, whose company Wolf Films produces the Chicago Fire/Chicago PD franchise, and the franchise’s Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas and Michael Brandt. The Universal TV-produced project reunites Platt with Wolf and NBC after toplining the 2000 series Deadline.
In the past several years, The West Wing alum Platt has largely stayed on the cable side with stints on The Big C and Fargo. He will next be seen in an arc on CBS’ The Good Wife. In features, Platt, repped by WME, is finishing the untitled Howard Hughes film for Warren Beatty and will appear in Miramax’s 9th Life Of Louis Drax.
The Walking Dead‘s Laurie Holden didn’t survive the zombie apocalypse, but perhaps she’ll have better luck saving human lives on Chicago Med?
The actress will co-star in the potential Chicago Fire spinoff, which will be introduced this season as an hour of the mothership series.
Per our sister site Deadline, Holden will appear in Episode 19 of Fire as Dr. Hannah Tramble, a fearless, brilliant ER surgeon whose tough as nails childhood has given her a dark edge. She joins the previously cast S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order) as the head of the hospital, Yaya DaCosta (Ugly Betty) as a nurse and high school acquaintance of firefighter Kelly Severide and Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless) as a doctor and the brother of Chicago P.D.‘s Jay Halstead.
Prior to being killed off The Walking Dead, Holden appeared on The Shield and The X-Files. Most recently, she guest-starred on Major Crimes and was attached to its spinoff S.O.B., starring Jon Tenney, which has been in limbo during TNT’s management transition.
03/10/2015 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : FIREHOUSE 51 GETS A VISIT FROM AN OLD FRIEND OF SEVERIDE’S WHILE MOUCH FACES HIS FEARS ABOUT MEETING HIS KID — Lt. Severide (Taylor Kinney) lobbies Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) for a favor for Scott Rice (guest star Warren Christie), an old friend needing a second chance with the CFD, but Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Otis (Yuri Sardarov) have their doubts. Elsewhere, Mills (Charlie Barnett) works to regain his active squad status while Brett (Kara Killmer) and Dawson (Monica Raymund) decide they need a big night out. David Eigenberg, Joe Minoso and Christian Stolte star. Amy Morton and Randy Flagler also guest star.
After years of playing a lieutenant, Law & Order alumna S. Epatha Merkerson is moving to the world of medicine.
The actress will star in the potential Chicago Fire spinoff Chicago Med, which will be introduced this season as an hour of the mothership series.
Per our sister site Deadline, Merkerson will appear in Episode 19 of Fire as Sharon Goodwin, the head of the hospital which serves as the setting for Med. Though she doesn’t love the politics that go into running the establishment and has little patience for foolishness, Sharon excels at keeping the doors open.
The casting reunites the actress with Law & Order and Chicago Fire executive producer Dick Wolf.
Merkerson was a member of the L&O cast for 16 years. Since leaving the series in 2010, she has appeared on The Good Wife, Deception and Drop Dead Diva.