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The Best TV Shows Set in Chicago

Updated August 8, 2019 913 votes 126 voters 2.9k views48 items

List RulesVote up the best scripted television shows that take place in Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago, Illinois may be called "Second City" but when it comes to television dramas it is second to none. It's not just TV dramas set in Chicago, but a great mix of comedies, sitcoms, and even fantasy series set in Chi-Town. If you're from Chicago and are missing home or curious how your hometown is portrayed on-screen, this list of the best shows set in Chicago can be your tour guide.

Dramas set in hospitals are often set in the Chicago medical world, such as E.R. and Chicago Hope. Procedural dramas love Chicago and its history of crime in general, with an entire franchise from Dick Wolf set in the Windy City: Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, and Chicago Justice. But shows set in Chicago know how to have fun too, with comedies such as Shameless, Family Matters and The League all taking place in Chicago.

Which shows about Chicago should be at the top of the list? Vote up the best shows set in Chicago, Illinois, vote down the shows that don't deserve to be set in such a great place and add any good Chicago shows that are missing.

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    Chicago Fire

    Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney
    Chicago Fire is an American television drama series that airs on NBC and was created by...  more
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    Chicago P.D.

    Jason Beghe, Jon Seda
    Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by...  more
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    Chicago Med

    Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta
    Chicago Med (NBC, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf...  more
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    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy
    Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John...  more
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    Family Matters

    Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White
    Family Matters is an American sitcom which originated on ABC network from September 22, 1989...  more
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    ER

    Anthony Edwards, George Clooney
    ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that...  more
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    The Good Wife

    Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth
    The Good Wife (CBS, 2009) is an American television legal and political drama created by...  more
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    Chicago Justice

    Carl Weathers, Philip Winchester
    Chicago Justice (NBC, 2016) follows the State Attorney's team of prosecutors and investigators...  more
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    Punky Brewster

    Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes
    Punky Brewster is an American sitcom about a girl named Punky Brewster being raised by her...  more
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    Mike & Molly

    Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy
    Mike & Molly (2010, CBS) is an American sitcom created by Mark Roberts. The series stars Billy...  more
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    Chicago Hope

    Carla Gugino, Mark Harmon
    Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series, created by David E. Kelley. It...  more
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    Crime Story

    Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich
    Crime Story is an American television drama, created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson,...  more
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    According to Jim

    James Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith
    According to Jim is an American sitcom television series starring Jim Belushi in the title...  more
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    Webster

    Susan Clark, Alex Karras
    Webster is an American situation comedy that aired on ABC from September 16, 1983 until May 8,...  more
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    The Chicago Code

    Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals
    The Chicago Code is an American crime drama television series created by Shawn Ryan that aired...  more
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    Early Edition

    Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis
    Early Edition is an American television drama series that aired on CBS broadcast network from...  more
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    The Bob Newhart Show

    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette
    The Bob Newhart Show is an American situation comedy produced by MTM Enterprises, which aired...  more
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    Soul Food

    Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker
    Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June...  more
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    Special Unit 2

    Michael Landes, Alexondra Lee
    Special Unit 2 is a short-lived, American sci-fi/comedy television series, filmed in...  more
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    The Loop

    Mimi Rogers, Eric Christian Olsen
    The Loop is an American sitcom that ran from March 15, 2006 to July 1, 2007 on Fox. The show...  more
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    The Untouchables

    John Rhys-Davies, William Forsythe
    The Untouchables is an American crime drama series that aired for two seasons in syndication,...  more
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    The Chi

    Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
    The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A...  more
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    Perfect Strangers

    Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker
    Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to...  more
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    South Side

    Kareme Young, Sultan Salahuddin
    South Side (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American comedy television series. Shot on location in...  more
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    Pearson

    Gina Torres, Isabel Arraiza
    Pearson (USA Network, 2019) is an American political drama television series created by Aaron...  more