CLEVELAND — The hit NBC series 'Chicago Med' airs its 100th episode tonight at 8 p.m., and in honor of that occasion, stars Oliver Platt and Cleveland native Nick Gehlfuss chatted with digital anchor Stephanie Haney about the road to this milestone.
Gehlfuss, who plays Dr. Will Halstead in the show, spoke about how the achievement is testament to the efforts of the entire show team.
"I remember when I was in New York City, struggling as an actor, wondering if I would ever be a consistent actor," Gehlfuss said. Speaking about the success of the series, he said it felt incredible, adding: "It's a reflection and validation of a lot of hard work, done by a lot of people."
Platt, who plays Dr. Daniel Charles, echoed those sentiments.
"As Nick says, it's a real validation of a whole lot of people's hard work," Platt said. "It's such a rare thing these days, 100 episodes. I've certainly never experienced it before."
'Chicago Med' has also been picked up for three seasons, which is not something a lot of show groups can say.
"To have this extraordinary validation to be renewed for three seasons... we're just very grateful," Platt said.
Looking back on the road that brought them here, Gehlfuss gave credit to his family here in Ohio for helping him making his dreams a reality.
"I lived there up until I went and got my two degrees in pretending," Gehlfuss said of his Northeast Ohio roots. "Had it not been for my parents, I don't think I would have continued to pursue this career. When they recognized it was something I wanted to do, they gave all the support. I know that's a very rare thing."
He added: "I got family all on the Eastside." Definitely want to give a shoutout to everyone there, especially in Chesterland."
Before the conversation was over, Gehlfuss and Platt joked about how Ghelfuss's hair has been the focal point of his character's development over time.
For those who feel the same, you can look forward to seeing how it's styled for tonight's 100th episode, titled 'Ghosts of the Past.'
You can expect to see Dr. Manning and Dr. Charles assist in a complicated case helping a 4-year old who they quickly learn is no stranger to the medical world.
Dr. Marcel and Dr. Choi tend to a police officer with a mysterious gunshot wound to the abdomen, and relationships are put to the test as secrets are revealed.
Watch the show tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC 3.