NBC Picks Up Shows : Chicago Med, Blindspot, and Heartbreaker

Updated: May 2, 2015
NBC Picks Up Shows : Chicago Med, Blindspot, and Heartbreaker

NBC picks up 3 new shows for 2015-16 season, Deadline reports that NBC has ordered another spinoff from Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise, Chicago Med, along with the mystery-thriller Blindspot (from Arrow and The Flash’s Greg Berlanti) and another medical drama, Heartbreaker.

Chicago Med will bring the total number of series in this franchise airing concurrently to three, on top of the already-renewed Chicago Fire and Chicago PD – not to mention they all exist in the same universe as Wolf’s Law & Order: SVU, which has also been renewed for next season.

The incredibly busy Berlanti could potentially have two NBC series next fall, depending on the fate of The Mysteries of Laura. Blindspot stars Jaimie Alexander (Thor) and Sullivan Stapleton (Strike Back), in the story of a woman with amnesia found naked, with her body covered in intricate tattoos – including the name of an FBI agent. Berlanti also has the pilots Supergirl (at CBS) and the new Flash/Arrow spinoff (at CW) in contention for next season, with both expected to get the official greenlight in the days to come.

Given Heartbreaker, starring Melissa George (Alias, The Slap), is another medical drama, on top of Chicago Med, it raises questions about the fate of The Night Shift. That show’s fate has yet to be decided, and one possibility is that NBC could renew The Night Shift and move it back to summer, where its first season aired.

More picks ups will occur in the days to come, along with NBC making their decisions on what to renew among their many bubble series, including Mysteries of Laura, The Night Shift and Constantine.

Below are the official descriptions for NBC’s new series.


From executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “The Mysteries of Laura”) comes “Blindspot”: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. There’s one that’s very clear, however: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. “Jane,” Agent Weller and rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed.

The cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson.

Martin Gero serves as writer and executive producer. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and director Mark Pellington (pilot) also executive produce. “Blindspot” is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.


Executive producer Dick Wolf delivers the newest installment of the compelling “Chicago” franchise, an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running.

The cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta.

Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas serve as writers and executive producers. Danielle Gelber, Peter Jankowski and director Joe Chappelle (pilot) also executive produce. “Chicago Med” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.


Based on the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, this unique character-driven medical drama follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, “The Slap”), an outspoken world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon and one of the few women in her field. Stubborn and fearless, Alex always operates on her own terms. She revels in a racy personal life that’s a full-time job in itself, manages the daily demands of skeptical faculty and dutiful interns, and pushes the boundaries of medical science to impressive new heights.

The cast includes Melissa George, Dave Annable, Don Hany, Shelley Conn, D.L. Hughley, Jamie Kennedy, Maya Erskine, J. Louis Mills and Joshua Leonard.

Jill Gordon serves as writer and executive producer. Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling and director Robbie Duncan McNeill also executive produce. “Heartbreaker” is produced by Universal Television.