'Sirens' will film season 2 in Chicago

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(l-r) Kelly O'Sullivan as Voodoo, Michael Mosley as Johnny Farrell, Maura Kidwell as Stats, Kirsten Fitzgerald as Mac, Bill Nunn as Cash in "Sirens." (USA Network / Chuck Hodes / October 25, 2013)

USA Network has announced that “Sirens” will return for a 13-episode second season.  The comedy, which is filmed in Chicago, centers on a trio of quippy EMTs, one of whom is the naïve new guy played by DePaul University grad Kevin Bigley.
 
According to Deadline.com, the show developed enough of a following to qualify as the top new comedy on basic cable this year.  The show (which shoots at the Cinespace soundstage complex in North Lawndale) is produced by Denis Leary and “Wedding Crashers” screenwriter Bob Fisher. 
 
Also shooting in town next season will be NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD.”  The Wachowskis begin work on their new Netflix TV series “Sense8” in Chicago starting in July.  The show is about eight people across the world who share a violent vision.  And it is likely the Fox one-hour drama “Empire”, starring Terrence Howard as the head of a hip-hop dynasty, will film in Chicago as well, though the studio has yet to confirm this.
 

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