Special Sub-Topic: TV Shows Based in Chicago
|This show is about a discouraged and frustrated shoe salesman who lives in Chicago with his lazy wife, with really big hair, his dysfunctional son, who can't seem to get a girlfriend, and his air-head daughter who seems to have too many boyfriends.|
Married With Children. The end of "Married With Children's" theme song features Chicago's famous Buckingham Fountain. The show was filmed at a studio on Los Angeles; however, they did film on location in Chicago for a few episodes.
|Medical students, interns, residents and attending doctors just try to survive in the always busy and hectic emergency room at County General Hospital in Chicago.|
ER. "ER" began its run in 1994. The filming for "ER" takes place at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California, but they have filmed in many locations throughout the world. The main location that they have filmed off studio is in Chicago. They even filmed scenes with a tank driving around downtown Chicago in 2003.
|A TV show on Showtime extending from a 1997 movie about a very close, tight-knit, African-American family living in Chicago. |
Soul Food. "Soul Food" was the first Showtime series to receive a second season. It ran from 2000 to 2004.
|An architectural engineer commits a crime and then manipulates the situation to make sure he is thrown in prison with his older brother to help him escape before he is executed.|
Prison Break. "Prison Break" started airing episodes in the fall of 2005. They shot many scenes in downtown Chicago, such as Millennium Park. Most of the prison scenes are shot in a prison in Joliet, IL.
|A woman juggles the roles of wife, mother and host of a local Chicago-area morning talk show, "Morning Chicago".|
Life With Bonnie. "Life With Bonnie" only aired for two seasons, from 2002 to 2004. The entire show was filmed in Chicago where the star of the show, Bonnie Hunt, was born and raised.
|This show is a reality show with seven strangers who were picked to live in a house in Chicago. A few of those strangers were lifeguards on North Ave. Beach, Chicago, IL.|
The Real World. This was season eleven of this long-time running show on MTV. They lived in a building in the neighborhood of Bucktown/Wicker Park. Their house was later been revamped into a health club.
|A retired football player adopts the son of a former teammate.|
Webster. The show "Webster" was on the air from 1983 to 1989. The show starred Emmanuel Lewis as Webster and Alex Karras as George Papadapolis, the retired football player.
|Since 1986 this talk show host inspired, comforted and entertained the nation's population. One of her most famous episodes re-occured every year around the holidays and is titled "My Favorite Things". Who is this talk show host from Chicago?|
Oprah. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is one of the most famous talk shows in the world. It was filmed in Chicago, IL.
|This show is a soap-opera style, medical drama about lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago. This show finished its six year run in the year 2000. |
Chicago Hope. Even though "Chicago Hope" was based in Chicago, it never filmed there. It only filmed the episodes in Los Angeles.
|This outrageous and sometimes out of control talk show began filming in Chicago in 1991. The contestants consistently yell at each other and fight on stage. The host of this show kept his security team very, very busy.|
The Jerry Springer Show. "The Jerry Springer Show" filmed in Chicago with host Jerry Springer. The show had been rumored to be fake and have embellished or fake story lines.
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