The Chicago Code

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Exclusive Video: Check Out a Scene from Shawn Ryan's New Drama The Chicago Code

Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals

Miss The Shield? On Monday, Fox will debut Shield creator and boss Shawn Ryan's new cop drama The Chicago Code.

The series revolves around the Chicago Police Department, whose superintendent Teresa Colvin (Jennifer Beals) is in the middle of creating a task force to help to take down a corrupt city alderman Ronin Gibbons (Delroy Lindo) with possible ties to the Irish mob. Teresa tasks Det. Jarek Wysocki (Jason Clarke) and his new partner Caleb Evers (Matt Lauria) to investigate.

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Check out an exclusive scene from the series premiere of Chicago Code, airing Monday at 9/8c on Fox:

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Fox's Super Night

Hugh Laurie

Sure, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers snagged the title of Most Valuable Player at Super Bowl XLV. But to TV viewers, House star Hugh Laurie was far and away the night's TV MVP.

Laurie and House easily scored the most promotional spots among all Fox series during Sunday night's big game. That's quite a coup for an aging series like House, now in its seventh year. But there's a reason why the acerbic doctor was tops (sorry, Fringe fans). House could use a little extra promo help, as the show's once-hot ratings have taken a beating this season ... read more

Roush Review: Chicago Code's Mean Streets

Chicago Code

What a week for fans of crime dramas that try to raise the bar. Two winners premiering this week are set in USA's midsection — one rural, one urban (which I'm thinking you might have heard about on Super Bowl Sunday) — and they're so good it makes you wonder why Law & Order never took its act to the heartland.

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We'll be discussing the second season of FX's spectacularly entertaining Justified (returns Wednesday, 10/9c) later this week. Inspired by an Elmore Leonard character, this Kentucky-fried caper sneaks up on you, its laid-back attitude punctuated by shocks of grisly mayhem.

By contrast, Fox's muscular new The Chicago Code — from The Shield's Shawn Ryan — grabs you by the collar as it plunges headlong into a treacherous labyrinth of big-city corruption... read more

Matt's Picks: February 7-10

Michael J. Fox

The Chicago Code (Monday, 9/8c, Fox)
Perking up what has been a pretty dismal midseason so far, this tough, brisk police drama from The Shield's Shawn Ryan is set and filmed in Chicago, where the city's brash first female police superintendent (Jennifer Beals, cast against type) clashes with a corrupt alderman (Delroy Lindo, savoring his smooth villainy) who holds her department's purse strings. Colvin's eyes and ears on the mean streets is reckless local-legend detective Jarek Wysocki (Brotherhood's Jason Clarke), who's just been saddled with a young, earnest partner (Friday Night Lights' Matt Lauria) who's not as green as he looks. The show weaves each of their points-of-view into a compelling, muscular narrative. Please watch... read more

Ask Matt: The Grey's Baby, NCIS: LA, Castle, Friday Night Lights & More

Sara Ramirez

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Question: I enjoy a good soap, which is probably why I've always liked Grey's Anatomy. However, I'm really questioning this whole baby plot. From what I've gathered online, a lot of the lesbian community appears to be truly offended by a storyline that they feel would never be imposed on a straight couple and I can definitely see their point. I've never seen a primetime TV show force a man to deal with a former/current girlfriend having someone else's baby. That tends to be a deal breaker. But my understanding is that Grey's isn't the first show to use this plot with a female couple. I think Shonda Rhimes has done a great job showcasing a diverse cast and attempting to be sensitive to all communities, which is why I'd love to know exactly why she's chosen to tell this particular story, with a man smack in the middle of the only gay couple on the show forever and ever if they're going to share custody of a child. — Jen

Matt Roush: Diversity works both ways on a show like Grey's Anatomy. No matter the gender, race or sexual orientation, everyone's an aggravating mess on this show, and no one is spared the contrivances of this brand of storytelling.... read more

Ask Matt: Summer-to-Winter TV, Fringe, Medium, Bones, Cape and More!

Anna Torv and Lance Reddick

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Question: I've noticed the last few years that shows that were "summer shows" started bleeding into the fall or having new episodes in the winter. I think season 1 of Damages was one of the first. It started in the summer but did not end until the fall, which made it hard to stay with once the regular shows started up. But now other cable shows are doing this, including splitting their seasons and airing them at other times. The Closer, White Collar, Burn Notice, and now Royal Pains, which started as ... read more

Seen & Heard: Fox TCA Party

Odette Annable

Odette Annable (nee Yustman) told TV Guide Magazine that her Brothers & Sisters romance with husband Dave Annable has fizzled out in order for her to move on to her Fox comedy Breaking In. She shot a "nice" five-episode arc, which she enjoyed, but shooting the ... read more

Fox: Fringe, Lie to Me Not Dead; X Factor and Idol "Completely Different"

Tim Roth, Anna Torv

Fringe may be moving to Fridays, but Fox says the show is far from over.

"I beg you not to write the eulogy prematurely," Fox President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly said Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's winter preview. "It's a show we're passionate about .... I really hope those fans would stick with it... I'd be heartbroken if it went away."

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Reilly also said that if viewers who watched the show on Thursdays followed the show to Fridays, it would be enough. "It would significantly improve our Friday night in terms of numbers and quality. ...  If our fans stick with us, the show could stay on the air for many years."

As for Lie to Me, which halted production to make room for new cop drama The Chicago Code this spring... read more

Lie to Me's Cal Flies Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Lie to Me

Two lies don't make a truth, but the two new back-to-back episodes of Lie to Me airing tonight are honest fun. In the first, Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) investigates a mental hospital that may be holding a patient against his will and promptly begins to lose his own mind after he's mysteriously medicated. "Cal starts to descend into madness," says exec producer Alex Cary. "He's quite aware of ... read more

Fox Declines to Order More Lie to Me

Tim Roth

Fox has decided not to order additional episodes of Lie to Me, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

That means the third season of the Tim Roth-starring series will run only 13 episodes. Sources close to production say... read more

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Premiered: February 07, 2011, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Chicago cops from a variety of ranks fight crime and political corruption in this ensemble drama.

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