List of programs broadcast by WGN America

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This is a list of television programs currently and formerly broadcast by WGN America, a Chicago-based cable superstation.

Current programming[edit]

Original programming[edit]

Title Premiere date Current season
Salem April 20, 2014 3
Outsiders January 26, 2016 1

Syndicated series[edit]

Comedy programming[edit]

Title Premiere date
30 Rock September 19, 2011
America's Funniest Home Videos - Fugelsang/Fuentes and Bergeron eras September 2004
How I Met Your Mother September 14, 2010
Parks and Recreation September 9, 2013
Raising Hope September 19, 2014
Rules of Engagement September 10, 2012

Drama programming[edit]

Title Premiere date
Blue Bloods September 1, 2014
Bones 2009–11
September 29, 2012 (current run)
Elementary September 5, 2015
In the Heat of the Night 1993–2005
September 15, 2008 (current run)
Law and Order January 1, 2014
Person of Interest September 5, 2015
Walker, Texas Ranger September 13, 2008

Religious programming[edit]

Many of these programs are presented as paid programming, on time purchased by the religious establishments that produced the programs.

Movie presentations[edit]

  • WGN America Drive-In Theatre (Sunday mornings and early afternoons, and weekend late nights; 2009–present)

Upcoming programming[edit]

Original programming[edit]

Drama programming[edit]

In development[edit]

Syndicated series[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Original programming[edit]

Title Premiere date Seasons
Manhattan July 27, 2014 2

Syndicated series[edit]

WB network programming[edit]

Newscasts and local programming from WGN-TV[edit]

  • $100,000 Fortune Hunt (1989–1994)
  • Adelante, Chicago (1995–2014)
  • The Bozo Show (1980–1994)
  • The Bozo Super Sunday Show (1994–2001)
  • Illinois Instant Riches/Illinois' Luckiest (1994–2000)
  • John Drury and Newsnine (simulcast of former 10 p.m. newscast; 1978–September 1980)
  • Nightbeat (simulcast of former late night newscast; 1978–1983)
  • People to People (1990–2014)
  • U.S. Farm Report (1992–2007)
  • WGN Midday News (formerly Chicago's Midday News and WGN News at Noon; simulcast of noon-1 p.m. CT portion, 1983–2014)[9]
  • WGN Morning News (simulcast of morning newscast; September 6, 1994 – 1997 and February 3-December 12, 2014)[10]
  • WGN News at Nine (formerly The Nine O'Clock News; simulcast of 9 p.m. newscast; September 1980–January 30, 2014)
  • WGN Weekend Morning News (Saturday edition, 1992–1998; Sunday edition, 1992–1994)

Original programming[edit]

Sports programming[edit]

WGN-TV Chicago, through its WGN Sports department, holds the broadcast rights to the following sports telecasts, which were discontinued from airing on WGN America as of December 15, 2014:[9]

Short-form programming[edit]

Movie presentations[edit]

  • Movie Underground (Friday evenings; 2008–2010)
  • Way Back Wednesday (Wednesday evenings; 2007–2010)
  • WGN Action Theater (Saturday late nights; 1993–2002)
  • WGN Matinee Theater (weekend afternoons; 1993–2002)
  • WGN Presents (1987-2003)

Annual specials[edit]

References[edit]