LORI RACKL: Filmed in Chicago, the new first-responder sitcom may be the show that avoids people conversing on bridges.
LORI RACKL: Notable shows this week include CNN’s “Chicagoland” and Fox’s “Cosmos.”
LORI RACKL: Highlights this week include the debut of Chicago-based ‘Mind Games’ and the return of ‘The Americans.’
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Long before he created the Cold War spy drama, Joe Weisberg trained to be a spy for the intelligence agency.
This week’s Lori’s List includes a couple of new NBC comedies being launched during the Olympics, as well as “Downton Abbey’s” yawn of a finale and an all-star edition of “Amazing Race.”
LORI RACKL: The new host tells the Sun-Times he and his team “just want to make TV moments.”
LORI RACKL: This weeks’ return of “House of Cards” is part of a surge in new streaming content from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.
Jimmy Fallon has accepted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s throw down.
LORI RACKL: Reelz Channel’s new suburban Chicago-set “reality show” is a contrived hot mess of stereotypes, staged scenarios and bad acting.
LORI RACKL: “Top Chef,” the Super Bowl and a drama about the real playboy spy who spawned James Bond make up this week’s list of TV highlights.
“Broad City,” “Rake,” “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax” and “Black Sails” make up this week’s TV highlights.
LORI RACKL: Here’s a spoiler-free look at what’s in store for the long-awaited return of “Sherlock,” premiering Sunday on PBS’s “Masterpiece Mystery!”
“Sherlock” is back with a splash and “American Idol” hopes a certain Harry can work some magic to reverse falling ratings.
“INTELLIGENCE” (8 p.m. Tuesday, WBBM-Channel 2) and “killer women” (9 p.m. Tuesday, WLS-Channel 7): One show is about an ex-special forces op with a chip in his brain; the other is about a female Texas Ranger with a chip on her shoulder. Another thing they …
LORI RACKL: The Bravo reality show follows six Chicagoans described as “young, successful and driven,” during the season when temperatures are high and pressure’s even higher.
LORI RACKL: “This is definitely my biggest break,” says Cedric Sanders, a co-star on the upcoming ABC series.
LORI RACKL: Midwest sensibility helps producers find subjects who eat paint, dress like a pony and practice other bizarre habits.
LORI RACKL: “Community” returns with a vengeance and “Downton” starts off sluggish, while real-life spy thriller “The Assets” lacks suspense.
LORI RACKL: More thrilling memories come from “The Good Wife,” “Game of Thrones” and “Downton Abbey.”
LORI RACKL: Countdowns, musical performances and binge-viewing marathons help send off 2013.