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NBC pulling Melissa George drama from fall because she's pregnant

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NBC is changing its fall plans: Melissa George’s new medical drama Heartbreakers will not debut this year as originally announced.

The network has a good reason for making the schedule change, however: The Good Wife actress is pregnant with her second child, the network confirmed. 

And that’s also good news for fans of the Chicago Fire franchise—because the latest Windy City spinoff, Chicago Med, will take the place of Heartbreakers on Tuesday nights. 

Heartbreakers will now likely debut in midseason. George and her boyfriend Jean-David Blac previously welcomed a baby boy last year.

Heartbreakers is based on the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, and follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (George), an outspoken, world-renowned heart transplant surgeon. Chicago Med an ensemble drama starring Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson and Laurie Holden that follows the day-to-day chaos of the city’s busiest hospital.