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TV Shows Filmed/Based in or around your city

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What are some TV shows filmed/basedin or around your city?

Ones in Atlanta:

--Designing Women

--Matlock

--An episode of Futurama called "Lost in Atlanta"

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Washington, DC:

Current:

The West Wing

Former:

The District

Get Smart

Murphy Brown

Capitol

227

Arlington, VA:

E Ring (About the Pentagon, coming next fall to NBC)

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there's a ton for Boston:

"Ally McBeal" (1997)

"Cheers" (1982)

"Crossing Jordan" (2001)

"Dawson's Creek" (1998)

"Practice, The" (1997)

"Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" (1998)

"Mystic River" (2003)

"Boston Public" (2000)

"Boston Legal" (2004)

"The Real World: Boston" (1992)

etc.

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Providence, thats the name lol.  And there is a new show filiming right now but I forgot the name.

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"The Brotherhood," for Showtime.

And how could you forget Family Guy!? :P

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In Athens:

Road Trip on UGA Campus

Blue Collar TV at Athens' Classic Center

A season of Room Raiders

John Mayer's video for 'No Such Thing' was filmed at the Georgia Theatre, which is one of the oldest bars in town.

I'm sure there's more I can't think of at the moment.

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A lot of movies are based in or filmed in Detroit, but not very many tv shows have been. They also film a good number of car commercials in the city.

"Home Improvement" was set in suburban Detroit

"Sister Sister" was set in Detroit - the house in the show is identical to an actual house somewhere in the city

"Animal Cops: Detroit"

"Paramedics" - an episode of the show was shot in Detroit 5 or 6 years ago

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Pittsburgh has several:

-Many scenes from "Silence of the Lambs" were filmed in Pittsburgh--including the "Memphis Courthouse" scenes and his great escape (the "courthouse" is actually the Pittsburgh Soliders/Sailors Memorial Hall close to Univ. of Pittsburgh)

-Jack Nicholson and Danny DiVito in "Hoffa" was filmed in Pittsburgh

-10th and Wolf due for release soon was shot in Pittsburgh standing in for the film's "setting" of Philadelphia

-Sarah Jessica Parker and Bruce Willis in "Striking Distance"

-Jean Claude Van Damme in "SuddenDeath"

-Sinbad and Phil Hartman in "Houseguest"

-Sharon Stone in "Diabolique"

-Tom Cruise and "All the Right Moves"

-Drew Barrymore in "Boys on the Side"

-James Wood in "Citizen Cohn"

-Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken in "Deer Hunter"

-Chris Rock, Selma Hayek, Matt Damon, George Carlin in "Dogma" (the boardroom scene was on the 3rd floor facing Grant in the US Steel Tower)

-Matthew Broderick and Joely Fisher in "Inspector Gadget"

-Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray in "Kingpin"

-Melanie Griffith and Ed Harris in "Milkmoney"

-Marisa Tomei in "Only You"

-John Cusack in "Money for Nothing"

-Michael Douglas and Frances McDormand looking stunning in "Wonder Boys"

-Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney in "Mothman" (the park was actually Mellon Square in downtown Pittsburgh, Kitanning in the north hills filled in for Pt. Plesant)

-Michael Keaton in "Gung Ho"

Sitcoms/TV Series:

80's favorite "Mr. Belvedere"

2001-2003 CBS drama "The Guardian"

90s sitcom "Hope and Gloria"

90s sexy police drama "Sirens" either Cinnemax or Showtime had it

Several "COPS" and "Unsolved Mysteries" and a few "X-Files" and "The West Wing"

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Detroit, Michigan:

-Home Improvement

-Martin

-Sister, Sister

-Animal Cops: Detroit

-Soul Man

-Trauma: Life in the ER(Taped at Detroit Receiving Hospital)

There's probably more; but, these are the most recent.

If we're doing movies, then:

The Island

8 Mile

Action Jackson

Beverly Hills Cop

Blue Collar

The Crow

Detroit 9000

Detroit Rock City

Evil Dead

Grosse Pointe Blank

Freeman

Hoffa

Jimmy B. & Andre

Mickey One

Out of Sight

Paper Lion

Polish Wedding

Presumed Innocent

Private Parts

Renaissance Man

The Rosary Murders

RoboCop

Scarecrow

Tiger Town

True Romance

Zebrahead

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oh I get it TV . . . shows/films based in our city, I took it as TV shows, or films ;)

Also RoboCop did take PLACE in Detroit but some scenes were filmed in Pittsburgh as well (I believe those abandoned factory scenes were filmed here and you can see the Mellon Center in the background during one street scene).

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Baltimore has Homicide: Life on the Streets and The Wire. Tremendous for the city's image... Also there was Roc.

DC--you forgot the X-Files, most were set in and around DC--including one episode set in Braddock Heights--the tiny little suburb in Frederick County where I grew up.

Listen Up was set in Philadephia, but it's based on the life of DC resident Tony Kornheiser.

and the PA scenes in Kingpin were actually Scranton, if I am remembering correctly.

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Okay, you asked ;)

The Minneapolis/St. Paul area is an often-used location for films, both theatrical and made-for-TV. It's also a major production area for cable TV shows. A list of those follows at the bottom.

Prior to 1990, some of the bigger films made here were "Airport," "Ice Castles," "Slaughterhouse Five," and of course, "Purple Rain." The following were filmed in whole or in part in the Twin Cities since 1990:

Title - Production Company - Date

Justice, Jujitzu Films, 2003

Vernie, Vernie Pictures Ltd., 2002

The Last Word, Firelight Films, 2002

New World Symphony, Backdrop Productions, 2002

Detective Fiction Farnam St. Ltd., 2002

Vision of a Misfit, Guerrilla Squad Productions, 2002

There nor There, Pearl Productions, 2002

Joe Somebody, 20th Century Fox, 2001

Great Lakes, Friction Films, 2001

Paradise, Reel Cinema Entertainment, 2001

Jerome

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What about Mary Tyler Moore Show?

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Yeah, the setting was in Minneapolis, and the opening credits were filmed here, but the list above was strictly for shows actually shot in the Twin Cities. An interesting trivia note: When MTM Productions wanted to film more exterior footage of the house where her apartment was located, the owners of the actual house were so tired of tourists on their front lawn that they draped the house with banners proclaiming "Impeach Nixon." The MTM crew obviously couldn't use the house so they decided to "move" Mary into a new apartment in a high-rise across town. That's the real reason Mary moved.

To be honest, I don't know of too many TV shows or movies that have a fictional setting in the Twin Cities unless they are part of the plots of the films listed above. There were a couple of X-Files episodes (one of them was a black comedy starring Peter Boyle) but of course nearly all X-Files episodes were actually shot in Vancouver.

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Seattle:

"Frasier" - based in Seattle and one episode was actually filmed in Seattle.

"Gery's Anatomy" - based in Seattle. Outside shots are filmed in Seattle, but most of the filming is done in LA.

"The Fugitive" (the short-lived remake) - not sure where it was based in, but some shots were filmed in Seattle as well as nearby Tacoma and Everett.

"The Real World: Seattle"

-- LB

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Seattle:

"Frasier" - based in Seattle and one episode was actually filmed in Seattle.

"Gery's Anatomy" - based in Seattle.  Outside shots are filmed in Seattle, but most of the filming is done in LA.

"The Fugitive" (the short-lived remake) - not sure where it was based in, but some shots were filmed in Seattle as well as nearby Tacoma and Everett.

"The Real World: Seattle"

-- LB

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don't forget sleepless in seattle!

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