They're all scheduled to film TV pilots for
As the Tribune recently reported, pilots "Influence,"
And if you're wondering what happened to the
Before you get your hopes up about seeing more Chicago-based shows filming in the city and airing on TV, it should be noted that there's no guarantee all four shows, if any, will be picked up. Pilots with much bigger stars attached to them have been passed over every year during the networks' annual upfronts in May.
(Remember "Firsts," the comedy pilot
The good news is that TV pilots continue to want to film in the Chicago area. As Illinois Film Office director Betsy Steinberg put it, there are a healthy number of pilots filming here this year — fewer than some years (the Chicago area hosted six pilots in 2010, including Showtime's
Speaking of "Shameless," the
Help wanted: If you missed the casting call for
About this week:
Sightings: First Lady