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The Chicago Code Series Premier Preview on FOX

Posted by on February 7, 2011 at 7:21 PM EST

the chicago codeThe Chicago Code series premiere airs tonight on FOX.

Tonight FOX introduces a new series at 9|8c called The Chicago Code which follows the new superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, Teresa Colvin (Jennifer Beals) as she wages a war against corruption in Chicago’s streets and halls of power.

In The Chicago Code series premiere Colvin enlists the aid of her former partner Jarek Wysocki (Jason Clarke), who is a well-known and respected Chicago cop to tackle the crime and corruption in this city and help clean up the city’s political landscape. Wysocki, who now has plenty of power with Colvin in a high office and backing him, sets out on a crusade to do just that. In tonight’s episode we meet these two and get a little bit of their back story to find out where they come from and how they got to where they are.

The Chicago Code is the creation of Shawn Ryan who previously created and ran the hit show The Shield. This show finds FOX willing to get a little edgy. They want to strike that hard to find middle where they can hold many viewers who like lighter more accessible crime dramas like NCIS and CSI while tapping into that edge that shows like The Wire and The Shield bring.

The opening episode introduces us to some of the main players in the city, but also reminds us that people can be both good and bad at the same time. Delroy Lindo stars as a city alderman who may or may not be corrupt and Matt Lauria (who played Luke Cafferty on the amazing series Friday Night Lights) stars as Caleb Evers, Wysocki’s new young partner. The Chicago Code is an ensemble show which means there could be a lot of people coming and going. I have a feeling it might be one of those shows that you need to check out early if you want to be able to stick with it and hang around.

The early reviews have been very positive. The show has the pedigree behind it to deliver high quality and it looks like FOX is willing to let them push the boundaries a little bit. This could become a very good show that could benefit from being in a very favorable time slot.

Tune in tonight at 9PM on FOX to watch the series premier of The Chicago Code.



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