This Chart Shows the Potential of Five New Pilot TV Shows Filmed in Chicago

A measure of star power against staying power plots the possible success of Chicago P.D., Betrayal, and more TV pilots.

Photography: (Livingston, Johnson, kendrick) courtesy of Magnolia Pictures; (wilde) Evan Agostini/Invision/AP; (Anderson) Charles Sykes/NBC; (Slater) Matt Dinerstein/ABC; (Geller) David M. Russell/CBS; (Williams) Heather Wines/CBS; (all others) istockphoto
 

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1. CHICAGO P.D.
Drawn like a moth to the Chicago Fire flame, NBC created a cop drama spinoff after just one season of successful firefighting. Early 2014, NBC

2. BETRAYAL
How else would you distill a plot about a photographer who shacks up with her husband’s courtroom competition? The title says it all. Fall 2013, ABC

3. CRISIS
Still mourning the end of 24? In this thriller, powerful politicos, led by Gillian Anderson, rally together to save their abducted children. Set in D.C., it films here. February 2014, NBC

4. MIND GAMES
Scandal meets Psych in this quirky drama, with Christian Slater as a “fixer” who manipulates people to help his clients. Fall 2013, ABC

5. THE CRAZY ONES
Fifteen years ago, a Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar collaboration might have involved vampire-fighting cross-dressing nannies. But now, it’s about a father-daughter duo at a cutthroat ad firm. Fall 2013, CBS
 

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