Before we brag on the TV series set in Illinois that's been cleaning up at all the recent award shows, here are some of the most popular Television shows that were also based in the Land of Lincoln.


An adaptation of the British TV series of the same name, the version that aired on Showtime from January 9, 2011, to April 11, 2021, was based on a family from Chicago's South Side, according to Wikipedia.

Married With Children

Many consider this one of the best sitcoms ever created, and who can forget the Buckingham fountain in the opening montage for the show.

Good Times

Developed by Executive Producer Norman Lear who recently passed away at 101 years old, Good Times was a spin-off of the TV series Maude, which was also a spin-off of All in the Family.

Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med

All were successful TV series when separate, now Chicago P.D., Fire, and Med are all one television drama.

Family Matters

Your mind is blown if you're just now finding out Irkel is from Illinois. Did I Do That? Family Matters ran 9 seasons from 1989 to 1997.

Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Comedy Series, Golden Globe for Best Comedy

The Bear

If you've not seen The Bear, do whatever it takes to get Hulu and binge-watch both seasons.


Awards that The Bear has already won at the time this article was published include Golden Globes for Best Comedy Series, Best Actor, and Actress in a Comedy Series.

Last night at the Emmy Awards, The Bear also picked up the awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actress, Outstanding Supporting Actor, and both Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing for Christopher Storer.

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