Fox Sets Date For ‘Chicago Code,’ Cop Drama From ‘Shield’ Creator

by | November 3, 2010 at 2:50 PM | Winter TV Preview

'The Chicago Code' stars Jennifer Beals as police superintendent Teresa Colvin and Jason Clarke as Det. Jarek Wysocki (Fox)

'The Chicago Code' stars Jennifer Beals as police superintendent Teresa Colvin and Jason Clarke as Det. Jarek Wysocki (Fox)

Fox has set a premiere date of Monday, February 7 – as in the night after the network’s broadcast of the Super Bowl – for ‘The Chicago Code,’ a new cop drama from ‘The Shield‘ creator Shawn Ryan.

Formerly known as ‘Ride-Along,’ the Chicago-set series recently underwent a name change that “reflects our belief that it’s more than just a cop show,” Ryan explained on Twitter. “It’s a show about the police, politics, the Midwest, history, the city’s code.”

“Plus adding ‘Chicago’ to anything is always a good idea,” he added.

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Whatever the series’ title, the cast is headed by Jason Clarke (‘Brotherhood’), playing veteran police detective Jarek Wysocki, and Jennifer Beals (‘The L Word’), as Chicago PD’s first female superintendent, who is now in charge of a 10,000-member police force.

Other cast members include Matt Lauria (‘Friday Night Lights’) as Jarek’s young partner, Devin Kelley (‘Tease’) and Todd Williams (‘In Plain Sight’) as Jarek’s niece, a rookie cop, and her cocky partner, Delroy Lindo (‘Kidnapped’) as a powerful alderman, and Billy Lush (‘The Black Donnellys’) as a member of an Irish crime family.

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Once ‘The Chicago Code’ claims its Mondays-at-9 time slot, ‘Lie To Me‘ will take a breather, just as it did last spring, and resume its third season at a later date.