Chicagoland Mystery Players
|Chicagoland Mystery Players|
|Directed by||Ernest Lukas|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original channel||WGN-TV (1947-50)
|Original run||September 11, 1949– July 23, 1950|
Chicagoland Mystery Players was a live television series first shown on local station WGN-TV in Chicago starting in 1947, then picked up by the DuMont Television Network and first aired on the network September 11, 1949. The 30-minute show aired on Sundays at 8pm ET.
The series was one of several on DuMont that began in a local TV market before being picked up nationally. DuMont dropped the program on July 23, 1950, and it's unknown if it continued in Chicago for any time.
When the series aired on WGN-TV in Chicago, viewers were not given the solution to the crime. Instead they were told to pick up the next day's Chicago Tribune to find out the solution to the mystery. WGN-TV was owned by the Tribune.
No episodes of the series are known to have survived.
- List of programs broadcast by the DuMont Television Network
- List of surviving DuMont Television Network broadcasts
- 1949-50 United States network television schedule
- David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN 1-59213-245-6
- Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN 0-14-024916-8
- Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964) ISBN 0-345-31864-1