| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Some Chicago residents should expect disruptions in the coming weeks as MTV shoots a new scripted dramatic series, titled 'Underemployed', throughout the city.
In a slight departure from the network's usual reality series, the Chicago-based show will...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:59 AM
When "Boss" returns for its sophomore season Aug. 17, Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, his political allies and enemies will reveal more of themselves. But don’t think it’s going to be a touchy-feely affair.
"Everybody's still kind of diabolical,...
| Oct 16, 2012
Sanaa Lathan: The Sunday Conversation interview with Sanaa Lathan in the Oct. 14 Calendar section said that her TV series "Boss" would be airing its season finale that night. The season finale airs Friday.
Fracking study: An article in the Oct. 15...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:20 PM
"SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden" (7 p.m. Nov. 4, Nat Geo; 2 stars) does the impossible: It makes the clandestine and no doubt harrowing U.S. mission that killed Osama bin Laden kind of dull.
Republicans have complained that the...
| Nov 20, 2012
The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it.
The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 11:22 AM
The "Boss" wasn't powerful enough to keep his Starz series on the air.
Kelsey Grammer won a Golden Globe for his role in the series as fictional Chicago Mayor Tom Kane, a ruthless survivor in the cutthroat world of city and Illinois politics.
| Jul 11, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Starz gives another nod to Chicago history with the key art for Season 2 of its political drama "Boss."
In the image, Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammar) holds an iron hook--no, this isn't a horror/slasher series, but Kane does do horrible things--...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:30 PM
If you followed Kelsey Grammer’s time in the Chicago area filming Season 2 of cable network Starz’s “Boss,” you likely know the five-time Emmy-winning actor had his wife’s name tattooed on his hip in April at Insight...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:13 PM
"Over My Dead Body"
The Waltzing Mechanics made their local bow with "El Stories," a series based on true-life transit tales. But their latest foray into documentary theater takes them to a final destination that fell victim to a different form of...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:59 PM
It was a notable year for Chicago's film and TV industry, both for projects that came — and those that didn't. First, the good news. The city was home to four television series in 2012. That is an unprecedented number.
TV, however, is a fickle...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 12:17 PM
With NBC taking advantage of its Olympics coverage by airing sneak peeks of two of its fall shows, "Go On" and "Animal Practice," and launching Season 2 of its hit, "Grimm," August appears to be the new September. In other words, the fall TV season is...