Wednesday, June 26, 2019
M-Net switches the broadcasting times of Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. for next Tuesday, 2 July, to make the 'One Chicago' 3-way crossover event play out perfectly.
M-Net (DStv 101) tells me it's switching the linear broadcasting order of the episodes of the brand-new seasons of Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med around next Tuesday, 2 July for one week, in order to have the "One Chicago" 3-way crossover between the various Chicago drama series play out chronologically in the correct order.
TVwithThinus reported yesterday that M-Net finally fixed the scheduling of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med by having the new seasons of all three American drama series start on the same night on the channel.
With a big 3-episode crossover involving all three seasons during the second episode of all three seasons, the Chicago series now perfectly align in order for viewers to see it happen correctly as characters from each of the series appear in both of the other series.
During next week's "One Chicago" crossover event, a highrise fire requires the help of the firefighters, paramedics and doctors, as well as the police.
While M-Net beautifully fixed the biggest problem by having all three Chicago series broadcast at the same time, a little problem remained: the "One Chicago" crossover should play out starting with the fire (Chicago Fire), people going to hospital (Chicago Med) and the police solving the case and finding the person who escapes from hospital (Chicago P.D).
M-Net has however scheduled the series to be broadcast weekly in the order of the 7th season of Chicago Fire (19:00), Chicago P.D. (20:00), Chicago Med (21:00).
Just for next week, 2 July, Chicago Med will start at 20:00, followed by Chicago P.D. (21:00).
Another Chicago crossover will happen with the 15th episode of Chicago Fire later in this season, continuing in the 15th episode of Chicago Med where no episode switching on M-Net is necessary since Chicago Fire is airing before Chicago Med anyway.
M-Net says that for 2 July it is switching Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. in order to accommodate the crossover broadcast and that the change is already reflecting on MultiChoice's DStv electronic programme guide (EPG) as well.