What do Dr. Doug Ross, Steve Urkel and Punky Brewster have in common? They’re all from Chicago. Oh, and they have a lot more friends in common, too. Here, the 16 best TV shows set in Chicago, ranked. 

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16. “The League”

All the points this show gets for taking place in the best city ever are negated by its topic of choice: Fantasy football.

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CBS

15. “Mike and Molly”

Melissa McCarthy doing anything funny? Yeah, we could’ve used a few more seasons. 

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ABC

14. “Perfect Strangers”

Let’s face it: Every Larry needs a Balki. (Oh, and fun fact: #2 on our list is a spin-off of Perfect Strangers.)

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13. “Kenan & Kel”

Orange soda and Coolio. Not a terrible combo according to our nine-year-old selves. 

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ABC

12. “Two of a Kind”

Thank you Mary-Kate and Ashley for so much '90s hair inspiration.

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20th Century Fox

11. “Chicago Hope”

Before Mandy Patinkin was the head of the C.I.A., he was a hot-shot surgeon. 

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NBC

10. “Sisters”

Alex, Teddy, Frankie and Charley--we LYLAS.  

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9. “Chicago Fire”

We’ll watch Lady Gaga’s fiancé put out fires any day.

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8. “Happy Endings”

Like Friends, but in Chicago. And raunchier. 

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FOX

7. “Married...With Children”

Peggy’s wig belongs in a museum.

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Showtime

6. “Shameless”

A remake of a British series, filmed in L.A. but based in Chicago. We’ll take it. 

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CBS

5. “The Good Wife”

Look, Chicago’s not not the perfect city to set a corrupt politician plot line…unfortunately.  

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NBC

4. “Punky Brewster”

Soleil Moon Frye forever. 

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CBS

3. “The Bob Newhart Show”

Remember when the "L" looked like that? Us either. 

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2. “Family Matters”

Yes, Steve. You did. 

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NBC

1. “ER”

How can we ever show our gratitude for the show that gave us these two?

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