NBC Swaps Out ‘Heartbreaker’ for ‘Chicago Med’ on Fall Schedule Due to Melissa George’s Pregnancy

Both shows enter production this summer, with or without baby bumps

Last Updated: June 5, 2015 @ 1:09 PM

A stork just changed up the peacock’s fall schedule.

NBC has tagged in “Chicago Med” for “Heartbreaker” on its fall schedule due to that latter series’ star Melissa George’s pregnancy, the network said on Friday.

Both shows will begin production in mid-summer, but now it’s the newest Dick Wolf procedural that will air Tuesday nights come fall.

“Heartbreaker,” based on the real-life achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, is a character-driven medical drama that follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (George), 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, per the series’ description. 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.

“Chicago Med” will take viewers through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together, in NBC and Universal Television/Wolf Films’ words. 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 “Med” cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta.

Dick Wolf, Andrew Dettman, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Arthur Forney, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski executive produce. “Chicago Med” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.