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Torrey DeVitto Details The 'Intense' Filming Protocols in Place on 'Chicago Med'

Torrey DeVitto is opening up about the eye opening protocols in place for the new season as they film during a pandemic.

The 36-year-old actress, who portrays Dr. Natalie Manning on Chicago Med, spoke with US Weekly about the new practices in place, which adhere to the new industry standards amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s been really interesting. For everyone in the world right now, it’s a whole new world, but working under these conditions is really interesting because there are so many protocols in place,” Torrey shared about the situation. “It was really mind-blowing for me, how well NBC kind of took control of the situation and how much they’re spending just on keeping us safe alone.”

One of the biggest changes on set is that she and her co-stars come to the set early and are tested five days a week for COVID-19.

Torrey also revealed that they are only permitted to take their masks off when filming.

“We’re only allowed to have our masks off for 10 minutes at a time, so once we take our masks off during shooting, a timer goes off, and we have to do 10 minutes on the dot,” she said. “It’s just very intense.”

“I kind of have to take a moment to remember — and I have to ask [questions] as well because my mind gets so caught up in all these protocols!”

Torrey did add that since she stars on a medical drama, she has been scratching her head about people complaining about wearing a mask at all.

“Here we are being asked first, to just sit on our couch, and then second, to wear a mask in public. It’s like, are you serious? We’re complaining about that?” she says. “You’re being asked to put a piece of cloth over your mouth. It’s mind-blowing for me that some people have an issue with it.”

Chicago Med will return on November 11 on NBC.

If you didn’t see, Torrey is dating this fellow television star and they shared the cutest pics together!

'Chicago Med' Showrunners Hint at Natalie & Crockett Romance in Next Season

The season finale of Chicago Med just wrapped up and dropped big hints at a possible romance between Natalie (Torrey DeVitto) and Crockett (Dominic Rains).

If you missed the episode, Natalie is the one who was speaking to the cops about a cold case murder that Crockett could have been involved in.

When she realizes that he had donated bone marrow in an attempt to save his infant daughter’s life, she realizes that the recipient of that might have inherited his DNA and is the real killer.

She “has a deeper understanding of Crockett, and this will allow them to become much closer,” showrunners Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider shared with TVLine about the potential romance.

They added, “At first, it’ll make him more closed off, but as their relationship deepens, he will open up to her.”

Chicago Med will return in the 2020-2021 season on NBC.

Colin Donnell Will Return to 'Chicago Med' for One More Episode

Colin Donnell is set to return to Chicago Med next season for just one more episode.

The 36-year-old actor has previously announced that he would be leaving the NBC series at the end of this season, but his character’s story was never wrapped up.

Colin will appear in the upcoming season five premiere to film Dr. Connor Rhodes’ exit from the show, according to Us Weekly.

Norma Kuhling, who played Dr. Ava Bekker on the show, is also not returning for the new season.

The fifth season of Chicago Med premieres on September 25.

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NBC Renews 'Chicago Fire, P.D. & Med,' Cancels 'Timeless'

NBC just renewed three of its four Chicago-based shows.

The network just announced that Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med will all get more seasons, while there’s still no decision on the newest one, Chicago Justice.

According to Deadline, Law & Order: SVU has still not been picked up yet, but that will likely happen once Mariska Hargitay closes her deal.

Meanwhile, the freshman series Timeless has been cancelled.

“Its true. NBC canceled #Timeless. We’re surprised & upset. Get you a longer response later. Odds are long, but trying to find another home,” co-creator Eric Kripke tweeted.