Trivia / Chicago Hope

  • Dueling Shows: With ER, another Drama Series set at a hospital in Chicago, Illinois that happened to premiere one day after Chicago Hope did. The two ended up competing directly against each other on Thursdays at 10:00 P.M. (with ER on NBC and Chicago Hope on CBS). ER ended up easily winning commercially, maintaining a place as one of the most-watched shows on television for its first 10 years, whereas Chicago Hope ended up finishing its run after sixth season. At the Emmys, the two tended to trade off, with ER being the only one of them to win the Drama Series prize, but Chicago Hope winning more often for its main cast members.
  • Old Shame: Not the show itself, but Mandy Patinkin regrets his behind-the-scenes behavior and had said it's difficult for him to watch the show because of it.