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TV Shows Shot in Chicago By Year

Since 1956 production companies have ventured to Chicago to film in the greatest soundstage of them all.

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The following TV shows were filmed in Chicago:

2011

  • Nascar Weddings
  • Max Final Cut
  • Top 20
  • Bait Car
  • Shameless
  • Deadly Women
  • Morning Joe
  • Take the Money and Run
  • Playboy Club
  • Cooper & Stone
  • Mobs Biggest Hits
  • Fashion Chicago
  • Four Weddings
  • Bar Rescue
  • Heat Seekers
  • Oprah
  • Billy Connoly's Route 66
  • Boss
  • Underemployed
  • Against the Wall
  • Mob Money
  • Mike and Molly
  • Rick Bayless
  • Iconoclasts
  • Dr. Laura Berman
  • Cake Boss
  • Powers
  • Live Like an Animal
  • The Rosie Show
  • The Ellen Show
  • Kitchen Crashers
  • Chef Hunter
  • Picture This
  • Weiner Circle
  • Decoded

2010

  • Shameless
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • Hit Squad
  • Hackers
  • On the Job
  • Kate and Heathcliff
  • Need to Know
  • Matadors
  • Be Good Johnny Weir
  • Gangland
  • Firsts
  • Food Feuds
  • Obese
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • SuperNanny
  • The Line
  • Pleading Guilty
  • Chicago Code
  • Good Morning America
  • Jersey Couture
  • The Glade
  • America's Most Wanted
  • Mexicans Out of Town
  • House Crashers
  • Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
  • Biking the Boulevards
  • Dr. Laura Berman
  • Catch Me
  • Yard Crashers
  • Gangsters
  • American Idol
  • Top Chef
  • Colleen's Family Travel
  • Rock the Route
  • Cash Cab
  • Red Bull Big Time
  • Master Chef
  • John Pinette at the Vic
  • Kyle Busch Wedding

2009

  • ER
  • History Detectives
  • Science of Interrogation
  • Divide and Conquer
  • America's Got Talent
  • Tabatha's Salon Takeover
  • Hitched or Ditched
  • The Nick Lachay Project
  • VH1 Storytellers w/ZZ Top
  • Gangland
  • Cities of the Underworld
  • QVC Int'l Housewares Convention
  • Hidden Potential
  • Making his Band
  • State of Romance
  • Denise Richards: It's Complicated
  • How do they do it?
  • The Road to the White House
  • Chef vs. City
  • The Forgotten
  • Most Wanted
  • Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
  • The Great American Road Trip
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • Into the Scene
  • Megalopolis
  • The Rachael Ray Show
  • Good Morning America
  • Entertainment Tonight
  • E! Entertainment News
  • Access Hollywood
  • Extra
  • Wonderful World
  • World's Funniest Commercials
  • Mobsters
  • The Very Funny Show
  • Ellen Degeneres: Bigger, Longer, Wider
  • Just for Laughs - Let Freedom Hum
  • American Masters: The Day Carl Sandburg Died
  • Comedy you can Believe in w/David Alan Grier
  • Ghost Lab
  • Giuliana & Bill
  • Rivalry
  • Holidate
  • Kenny Chesney's Sun City Carnival Tour
  • Yard Crashers
  • Biography w/Bill Murray
  • America's Worst Driver
  • Limo Bob
  • The LisaRaye Project
  • Street Court
  • Victoria's Secret Model Search
  • Ellen Degeneres Show
  • Clean House
  • Connie Banks the Actor
  • Jennifer Hudson I'll be Home for Christmas
  • First 48: Missing Persons Chicago
  • Second City 50th Anniversary Special
  • Craving Comfort w/Art Smith

2008

  • Al Capone & The Untouchables: The True Story
  • Hidden Potential
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • News 23
  • Stephen Fry in America
  • Entrapment
  • Easy Driver
  • ER
  • The Beast
  • Ellen Degeneres Show
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Gospel Dream
  • QVC Housewares
  • Oprah Winfrey Show
  • The Tower
  • The Bonnie Hunt Show
  • All My Children
  • Renovation Nation
  • Peep Show
  • Luxe TV
  • Teen Dream
  • City Science
  • Border Security USA
  • Making the Band
  • MTV News
  • Half Pint Brawlers
  • TapouT
  • What not to Wear
  • The Media Project
  • CBS Morning Show
  • The Girls Next Door
  • Escandalo
  • Summer in the Sun
  • Jeff Garlin @ Second City
  • Telemundo Sports
  • Faut Pas Rever
  • Grow TV
  • Soul Cities
  • When Weather Changed History
  • The Real Housewives of Orange County
  • Crank that Vote
  • Southern Belles
  • What the Window Washer Saw
  • Last Man Standing
  • Mexico: One Plate at a Time
  • The Rock of Love
  • Style Changers
  • Pie Nation
  • Throw Down w/Bobby Flay
  • Lowering the Bar
  • She's got the Look
  • Steve Wilkos Show
  • Simply Ming

2007

  • Chicago Academy for the Arts
  • Making the Band
  • History Detective
  • Nuestra Bellesa Latina
  • House Smarts
  • Mega Movers
  • So you think you can Dance
  • American Idol Extra
  • National Open House
  • American Inventor
  • QVC Home
  • The Big Give
  • Health Line
  • How the Lottery Changed my Life
  • LA Ink
  • Beauty and the Geek
  • The Girls Next Door
  • CBS News Sunday Morning
  • I Love New York 2
  • Center Stage
  • Movie and a Makeover
  • We Live Here
  • My Boys
  • In Search of Real Food
  • My Super Sweet 16
  • Family Practice
  • Leverage
  • Talking Turkey
  • The Greensburg Project
  • College Hills: Interns
  • Top Chef
  • What you get for the Money
  • Today Show
  • ESPN Nascar Race
  • Hidden Potential
  • My First Home
  • Flavor of Love
  • America the Wright Way
  • ER
  • John Ratzenberger's Made in America
  • Mancow TV Pilot
  • Legacy of China
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Oprah Winfrey Show
  • Student Body
  • All Girl Getaway
  • Make me a Supermodel
  • Binky
  • Fashion Makeover
  • How do they Do it?
  • Pros vs. Joes
  • Home Made Simple
  • Gold Coast Reality
  • Cities of the Underworld
  • Mexico, One Plate at a Time
  • Undocumented
  • Diary of a Foodi
  • Ask God
  • Our Generation
  • Big Ideas for a Small Planet
  • CSI: New York
  • Utopia
  • The Beast

2006

  • Design to Sell
  • Prison Break
  • Ultimate Blunders
  • I See God
  • Life in Progress
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Small Spaces, Big Style
  • Sports Action Team
  • National Open House
  • American Inventor
  • On the Road with Cars
  • Habla Mas
  • The Kids are in Charge
  • Road Tasted
  • El Grito
  • Fan
  • Tommy Tiernan Walk around Chicago
  • My Boys
  • Oprah Winfrey Show
  • Five Takes
  • Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels
  • Design on a Dime
  • Real Simple
  • Enemies
  • Project Runway
  • So you think you can Dance
  • Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List
  • ER
  • Giada's Weekend Getaway
  • What's on Tap
  • Summer House
  • The Look for Less
  • Backyard Habitat
  • Chicagoland
  • The Kings Brunch
  • Turn up the Heat
  • The Greg Behrendt Show
  • American Idol Rewind
  • Jackpot@ More Overnight Millionaires
  • We Live Here
  • Sunday Spectacular
  • Bite and Smile
  • I Want That!
  • America's Most Wanted
  • Hungry Detective
  • Take Home Chef
  • See the World by Train
  • You're the One that we Want
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

2005

  • The Turnaround
  • ER
  • House Hunters
  • A More Perfect Union
  • Beyond Tomorrow
  • Judge Hatchett
  • American Justice
  • While you Were Out
  • Bridezillas II
  • The Today Show
  • Fashion Avenue
  • My Fair Brady
  • Prison Break
  • Fat Joe on MTV
  • Live Pride
  • Trading Spaces
  • So you think you can Dance?
  • Rick Bayliss Mexico: One Plate at a Time
  • Hamburg Cell
  • Muslim Brotherhood
  • Ready for the Weekend
  • DEW Circuit Breakout
  • A Great American Christmas
  • Dear Santa
  • Wrigleyville
  • The Girls Next Door
  • The Tony Danza Show
  • Survival of the Richest
  • Design to Sell
  • Design on a Dime
  • Nick @ Nite Road Show
  • Hubbard Street 2
  • Freddie
  • Tonight w/ Trevor McDonald
  • Good Eats
  • Access Hollywood
  • American Idol
  • Metro Scene
  • Cultivating Life
  • People, Places and Plans
  • Pulpit Masters
  • E2
  • Views from the Backfield
  • I wanna be a Soap Star
  • BET - New Faces Search
  • Oprah Winfrey Show
  • Latin Awards
  • Eat This
  • House & Garden Generation Renovation
  • Tele Fortuna
  • Misconception
  • Amazing Stories
  • The Rachel Ray Show
  • Dead Famous

2004

  • Starting Over
  • The Apprentice
  • Prom Date
  • Weird Travels
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Conspiracy Theory
  • Airline!
  • A Wedding Story
  • Good Day Live
  • The Today Show
  • My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss
  • Let's Just Play
  • Home Delivery
  • Heir Hunter
  • Totally Obsessed
  • Pat Croce Moving In
  • Beyond Tomorrow
  • Road Trip
  • Best Damn Sports Show
  •  Life!
  • American Morning
  • The Amazing Race
  • Cop Show
  • Jeopardy!
  • America's Most Wanted
  • Tech Effect
  • The Tony Danza Show
  • Still Standing
  • Perfect Proposal
  • Prison Break
  • Quarter Life
  • Making the Band

2003

  • ER
  • My Big Fat Greek Life
  • The Next Action Star
  • Where are they Now?
  • This Week in History
  • Girls Behaving Badly
  • Dennis Miller Live
  • Extreme Makeover
  • American Juniors
  • Date Plate
  • eLOVE
  • Kitchen Sessions w/ Charlie Trotter
  • Fame
  • Dance Fever
  • Switched
  • Ambush Makeover
  • Ambush Roadshow
  • A Dating Story
  • Starting Over
  • Street Smarts
  • Elimidate
  • Surprise by Design
  • Kevin's Room 2
  • Wild Card
  • Coupling
  • True Crime Authors
  • Wild on Chicago
  • The Fine Living Ultimate Gift Guide
  • What not to Wear
  • Extreme Dating
  • At the Chef's Table
  • The Bachelor
  • A Makeover Story
  • The Jamie Kennedy Experiment
  • My Life is a Sitcom
  • History Makers
  • The Perfect Proposal
  • While you were Out

2002

 

  • Mind of the Married Man
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • American Idol
  • Dinner at Eight
  • Forensic Firsts
  • Normal
  • High School Reunion
  • A Wedding Story
  • Ron Hazelton's House Calls
  • Hits from the Streets
  • Truth Booth
  • Still Standing
  • Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter
  • Street Smarts
  • Elimidate
  • ER
  • Vital Signs
  • TV-Tokyo News
  • QVC on Location
  • Food Fight
  • Perfect Partner
  • Faking It
  • History Makers
  • While you were Out
  • The Company
  • The West Wing

 

2001

  • Arrest and Trial
  • What About Joan
  • In the Kitchen with Bob
  • ER
  • The Mind of the Married Man
  • Soul Food
  • The Goods
  • True Enough
  • The Real World
  • Pop Across America
  • Secrets
  • RIP - Great Cemeteries of the World Street Smarts
  • Seb Fountain's Big Weekend
  • Elimidate
  • Food Nation with Bobby Flay
  • Trading Spaces

2000

  • Early Edition
  • ER
  • Chicago Hope
  • The Fugitive
  • Silent Witness
  • Street Smarts
  • Good Morning America
  • QVC
  • Sound Effects
  • Art Detective
  • Charlie Trotter's Cooking
  • The Joan Cusack Show
  • More Beautiful than a Flower
  • The Mind of the Married Man
  • Bands on the Run

1999

  • Turks
  • Talk Soup
  • Cupid
  • Early Edition
  • ER
  • The Awful Truth
  • The Appraisal Fair
  • Trial of the Century
  • Jeopardy!
  • Emeril Live
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Good Morning America
  • Happiness Club
  • Public Enemies
  • The Tourist
  • History of Al Capone
  • Chicago Hope
  • Cheaters

1998

  • The Happiness Clue
  • Candid Camera
  • Oprah Winfrey Show
  • Chicago Hope
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Hemingway's Travels

1997

  • ER
  • Early Edition
  • Chicago Hope
  • The Montel Williams Show
  • The American Girl
  • The Fixer
  • Chance of a Lifetime
  • Road Rules
  • Sports Bar
  • History of St. Patrick's Day
  • America's Most Wanted

1996

  • ER
  • Eazy Street
  • Early Edition
  • Stateside
  • Since You've Been Gone
  • Chicago Hope
  • The David Letterman Show
  • The Striaght Dope
  • Politically Incorrect
  • Jenny Jones
  • Jerry Lewis Telethon
  • Chicago Filmmakers
  • For the People

1995

  • Mike & Maty
  • MTV's Upfront
  • Personal Effects
  • Tough Target
  • Chicago Hope
  • ER
  • Due South
  • Deep Secrets
  • Bonnie Hunt Show
  • The Bernie Mack Show
  • Jerry Springer Show
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • Second City Profile
  • TV Nation
  • To Sir With Love II

1994

  • The Untouchables
  • Missing Persons
  • Tough Target
  • ER
  • Chicago Hope
  • Due South
  • Wild Oats
  • Unsolved Mysteries

1993

  • The Untouchables
  • Missing Persons
  • Love Hurts
  • There Are No Children Here
  • Comic Justice
  • Two Fathers Justice II
  • The New World
  • America's Most Wanted
  • Beach MTV
  • Tom Snyder American Dream
  • My Town

1992

  • A New Day
  • Polish Hill
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • Excessive Force
  • Overexposed
  • Angel Street
  • America's Most Wanted
  • America's Funniest People
  • Final Appeal
  • The Home Show
  • Deadly Matrimony
  • The Untouchables
  • Hoop Dreams

1991

  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Johnny B on the Loose
  • Mobs & Monsters
  • Eye for an Eye
  • The Human Factor
  • Mario and the Mob
  • Reasonable Doubts
  • Empire City
  • Daddy
  • Keeper of the City
  • Legacy of Lies

1990

  • Kid Who Loved Christmas
  • Gabriel's Fire
  • Women of Brewster Place
  • Against the Mob
  • The Wall
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • Generations
  • The Charles Stewart Project

1989

  • Generations
  • Family Matters
  • The Howard Beach Story - Making a Case for Murder
  • Soda Cracker
  • Santa Barbara
  • The Mary Thomas Story- The Road Not Taken
  • David Letterman Show

1988

  • Some Kind of Woman
  • Nightshift
  • Dreambreakers
  • An Uneasy Silence
  • Saturday Night Live

1986

  • Jack and Mike
  • Amerika
  • Crime Story Our Fallen City
  • Houston Knights
  • Al Capone's Vault

1985

  • Lady Blue
  • Welcome Home Bobby
  • T.J. Hooker
  • Knight Rider
  • Following the Footsteps
  • Welcome to our Night
  • Mary

1984

  • Savage Beliefs
  • Hawaiian Heat
  • Hill Street Blues
  • Toughest Man in the World
  • First Steps Myra
  • Two Fathers Justice
  • The Great Pretenders
  • My Father's Son

1983

  • The Dollmaker
  • Lost Honor of Kate Beck Story
  • The Killing Floor
  • The Last Leaf
  • Through Naked Eyes
  • A Matter of Principle
  • Through a Keyhole Darkly
  • Here's Chicago

1981

  • Hill Street Blues
  • A Change of Heart
  • Real People
  • Great American Bike Race
  • It Takes Two

1980

  • Chicago Story
  • Continental Divide
  • American Dream #2
  • Skokie
  • The Marva Collins Story
  • Come Along With Me
  • Concrete Cowboy
  • The Coach
  • Hill Street Blues
  • American Dream
  • Minnesota Strip

1979

  • Torn Between Two Lovers
  • Working Stiffs
  • Miles to go Before I Sleep
  • Life on the Mississippi
  • Bio-Ethics
  • The Chicago Maternity Center Story

1978

  • Huckleberry Finn
  • One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story
  • Dummy
  • Flesh and Blood
  • The Chisholms
  • The Duke

1977

  • The Awakening Land

1976

  • The Million Dollar Rip-Off
  • Sparrow

1974

  • Good Times
  • Night Stalker

1972

  • Night Stalker
  • The Bob Newhart Show

1971

  • The Murder of Fred Hampton

1970

  • Trail of the Hunter

1962

  • Route 66
  • 1964
  • The College
  • The Inheritance
  • 1969
  • Wilderness Calling
  • American Revolution 2

1957

  • M Squad

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