The 16 Best TV Shows Set in Chicago, Ranked
Hey, even the Olsen twins lived here for a hot second
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.
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.
15. “Mike and Molly”
Melissa McCarthy doing anything funny? Yeah, we could’ve used a few more seasons.
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.)
13. “Kenan & Kel”
Orange soda and Coolio. Not a terrible combo according to our nine-year-old selves.
12. “Two of a Kind”
Thank you Mary-Kate and Ashley for so much '90s hair inspiration.
11. “Chicago Hope”
Before Mandy Patinkin was the head of the C.I.A., he was a hot-shot surgeon.
Alex, Teddy, Frankie and Charley--we LYLAS.
9. “Chicago Fire”
We’ll watch Lady Gaga’s fiancé put out fires any day.
8. “Happy Endings”
Like Friends, but in Chicago. And raunchier.
7. “Married...With Children”
Peggy’s wig belongs in a museum.
A remake of a British series, filmed in L.A. but based in Chicago. We’ll take it.
5. “The Good Wife”
Look, Chicago’s not not the perfect city to set a corrupt politician plot line…unfortunately.
4. “Punky Brewster”
Soleil Moon Frye forever.
3. “The Bob Newhart Show”
Remember when the "L" looked like that? Us either.
2. “Family Matters”
Yes, Steve. You did.
How can we ever show our gratitude for the show that gave us these two?