Two dramatic pilots from Fox TV to film at Cinespace


Fox Television has greenlit two dramatic pilots for production in Chicago. “Love is a Four Letter Word” and “Runner” will headquarter and shoot at Cinespace, joining Fox’ hit “Empire” and NBC Universal’s “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD.”

Fox TV and Fabrik Entertainment are producing “Love is a Four Letter Word” for NBC.  Written by Diana Son, who will executive produce, it chronicles the collision of race, sexuality and gender roles when three diverse couples put modern marriage to the test.”  Rich Lederer is the UPM.

Based on the Turkish arms dealing series, “Runner” is about a woman who faces “the harsh reality that her husband is not who she thought he was, goes on a truth seeking journey that entrenches her in a U.S.-Mexican war over weapons and terrorism.”  Peter Horton is the director and executive producer.

NBC Universal’s “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” have been officially renewed for season four and season three, respectively.

To make 2015 a banner year for Chicago TV production, there’s speculation that Chicago could land, if greenlit, the series of pilots set in Chicago being filmed in Canada. 

“Empire,” with ever-higher weekly ratings, wraps its first season today at Cinespace and will return for season two in June.

On today’s advance sheet, the producers wrote, “Thank you for your hard ward and a great season. Congratulations on being America’s number one TV show.”