WGN-TV launches "Chicago’s Best"

Tribune-owned WGN-TV is expanding its weekend local programming offerings by adding a new lifestyle-oriented magazine show.

Titled Chicago’s Best, the program examines the best restaurants and lifestyle choices in the Chicago area and is hosted by Chicago TV veteran Ted Brunson, Second City alum Sarah Spain, and Brittany Payton, who is the co-founder of the “Youth for Life” foundation (to educate teens about organ and tissue donation) and runs the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation with her mother.

Brittany’s father was the late Walter Payton, who played for the Chicago Bears for his entire career. He died on November 1, 1999.

Chicago’s Best plans to take a look at the metro area’s best restaurants, venues, and activities – a format similar to WLS-TV’s successful Sunday night magazine 190 North.

Chicago’s Best will air on Sundays at 10 p.m. on WGN beginning April 18 and repeats will air throughout the week on WGN’s cable news sister station CLTV.

Already, WGN is airing two other local programs on Sundays: Homes Plus at 11 a.m. and Living Healthy Chicago at 11:30 a.m. Those two shows are also re-ran on CLTV

The program is not expected to air on WGN America.