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Universal Channel requires Chicago Med

UK pay TV network Universal Channel has bought new season US medical drama Chicago Med.

Chicago MedThe Dick Wolf-produced show will debut on the NBCUniversal International Networks-sold show after a deal with the latter’s sister division, NBCU International Distribution.

The show is set in a state-of-the-art Chicago trauma centre, and is part of Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

The show recently debuted on NBC in the US and was the number one-rated scripted show that night among adults 18-49.

Universal Channel plans to launch it next year.

“With the strength of characters at its heart, Chicago Med is a fantastic addition to our character-driven slate,” said Colin McLeod, managing director, UK and emerging markets, NBCUniversal International Networks.