Yaya DaCosta to Return to ‘Chicago Med’ for Third Season


Rumor: Chicago Med Renewed + Full Cast to Return

While no official announcement has been made yet, it’s pretty much a given (according to Variety) that Yaya DaCosta’s hit NBC series Chicago Med will be returning for a third season. Among its scripted shows, the hospital-based drama is NBC’s sixth highest rated in demo (avg 1.26), third highest rated in total viewership (avg 6.7 mil.) and is part of Dick Wolf’s always reliable ‘Chicago’ franchise.
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Yaya DaCosta Deserves Better than “Chicago Med”

Another Network Show Promotes Black Female Lead But Doesn’t Follow Through

YAYA DACOSTA DESERVES BETTER THAN CHICAGO MEDWhile I haven’t had a lot of time to watch television lately, I have made it a point to try and keep up with a few new fall shows. High on my list was Chicago Med, which co-stars former America’s Next Top Model contestant Yaya DaCosta.

Hospital and procedural type shows usually aren’t my thing, but because DaCosta was being promoted as the show’s female lead, I decided to tune in to show my support. I did the same thing a few years ago with Sleepy Hollow, and was pleasantly surprised at how much I actually like the show.
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First Look: Yaya DaCosta in ‘Chicago Med’


Here is your first look at Yaya DaCosta as nurse April Sexton in NBC’s newest medical drama Chicago Med.

The Chicago Fire spin-off is expected to debut as a possible mid-season replacement and co-stars Nick Gehlfuss, S. Epatha Merkerson, and former Walking Dead actress Laurie Holden.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, there was a slight bidding war for the model turned actress after her lead role as Whitney Houston in Lifetime’s biopic on the singer garnered her rave reviews. NBC reportedly won out and secured Yaya for Chicago Med, their most promising new drama of the season and the third installment of their Chicago franchise.
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Yaya DaCosta Tapped for Lead Role in NBC Pilot

Model turned actress Yaya DaCosta has landed another plum acting role. Per Entertainment Weekly, the 32-year old Harlem native has landed a starring role in the “Chicago Fire” spin-off “Chicago Med.”

Yaya will take on the role of Maggie Seaver, a beautiful young nurse who begins dating firefighter Kelly Severide, whom she has known since high school.

DaCosta’s character will be introduced in episode 19 of this season’s “Chicago Fire,” which was recently renewed for a fourth season by NBC, after posting impressive ratings gains amongst the coved 18-49 age range.
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