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
Underground March 9, 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
Elementary September 5, 2015
In the Heat of the Night 1993–2005
September 15, 2008 (current run)
Law & 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]

  • Ten Commandments (2016)[1]

In development[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]