List of television shows set in New York City

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This page provides a partial list of television shows set in New York City.

Shows set primarily in the Five Boroughs[edit]

1940s-1960s[edit]

Tom's Restaurant, at West 112th Street and Broadway, was used as the establishing shot for "Monk's Cafe" on Seinfeld, a program that satirized life on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Title Start End Comment
Mary Kay and Johnny 1947 1950
The Goldbergs 1949 1956 The Bronx, moved to fictional Haverville, New York in final season.
Amos and Andy 1951 1953 Harlem
I Love Lucy 1951 1957 Upper East Side, moved to Connecticut in final season.
My Little Margie 1952 1957 Upper Fifth Avenue
Meet Millie 1952 1956 in Jackson Heights, Queens
Make Room for Daddy 1953 1954
The Honeymooners 1955 1956 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
The Thin Man 1957 1959
Naked City 1958 1963
Johnny Staccato 1959 1960
Top Cat 1961 1962
Car 54, Where are You? 1961 1963
The Joey Bishop Show 1961 1965
The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961 1966 Workplace scenes in Manhattan; (see below)
Dr. Kildare 1961 1966
The Patty Duke Show 1963 1966 in Brooklyn Heights
Bewitched 1964 1972 Workplace scenes in Manhattan; (see below)
That Girl 1966 1971 Some episodes/scenes also set in Brewster in Putnam County
Family Affair 1966 1971
Sesame Street 1969 present

1970s[edit]

Title Start End Comment
The Trouble with Tracy 1970 1971 Taped in Toronto, Canada
The Odd Couple 1970 1975 Park Avenue, Manhattan
McCloud 1970 1977
All in the Family 1971 1979 in Astoria, Queens
The Electric Company 1971 1977
The Super 1972 1972
Bridget Loves Bernie 1972 1973
Madigan 1972 1973
Kojak 1973 1978
Needles and Pins 1973 1973
Rhoda 1974 1978
Baretta 1975 1978
Barney Miller 1975 1982
Ellery Queen 1975 1976
The Jeffersons 1975 1985 Upper East Side
Ryan's Hope 1975 1989 Upper West Side
Welcome Back, Kotter 1975 1979 in Brooklyn
Busting Loose 1977 1977
Fish 1977 1978
Diff'rent Strokes 1978 1986
Taxi 1978 1983
The Ted Knight Show 1978 1978 in Manhattan
Archie Bunker's Place 1979 1983 in Astoria, Queens
Eischied 1979 1980

1980s[edit]

Title Start End Comment
Bosom Buddies 1980 1982
Gimme a Break 1981 1987 final season only, all prior seasons set in fictional Glenlawn, California
Love, Sidney 1981 1983
Cagney & Lacey 1982 1988
Fame 1982 1987
The Cosby Show 1984 1992 in Brooklyn
Double Trouble 1984 1985 second season only; first season set in Des Moines, Iowa
Kate and Allie 1984 1989 in Greenwich Village
Night Court 1984 1992
The Equalizer 1985 1989
Foley Square 1985 1986 in Manhattan (Foley Square and Upper West Side)
The Bronx Zoo 1987 1988 in the Bronx
Beauty and the Beast 1987 1990
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 1996
Dear John (U.S. TV series) 1988 1992 in Rego Park, Queens

1990s[edit]

Title Start End Comment
Working Girl 1990 1990
Seinfeld 1989 1998 in Manhattan
Law & Order 1990 2010
Brooklyn Bridge 1991 1993 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Ghostwriter 1992 1995 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Mad About You 1992 1999
The Real World 1992 1992 and 2001 in Manhattan; 2009 in Brooklyn
Living Single 1993 1998
The Nanny 1993 1999 Upper East Side
NYPD Blue 1993 2005
704 Hauser 1994 1994 in Astoria, Queens
The George Carlin Show 1994 1995
New York Undercover 1994 1998
The Cosby Mysteries 1994 1995
The Critic 1994 1995
Gargoyles 1994 1997
Spider-Man: The Animated Series 1994 1998
Friends 1994 2004 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Double Rush 1995 1995
New York News 1995 1995
Caroline in the City 1995 1999
NewsRadio 1995 1999
Herman's Head 1991 1994
The Parent 'Hood 1995 1999
The Wayans Bros. 1995 1999
Central Park West 1996 1996
Cosby 1996 2000
Spin City 1996 2002
Brooklyn South 1997 1998 in Brooklyn
Fired Up 1997 1998
Just Shoot Me! 1997 2003
Sex and the City 1997 2004 in Manhattan
Veronica's Closet 1997 2000
City Guys 1997 2001
Felicity 1998 2002
Cousin Skeeter 1998 2003
Becker 1998 2004 in The Bronx
Sports Night 1998 2000
That's Life 1998 1998
Will & Grace 1998 2006
The King of Queens 1998 2007 in Rego Park, Queens
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1999 present
Futurama 1999 2013 Set a thousand years in the future in New New York,
built above the ruins of the old.
BrainPOP 1999
Mike, Lu & Og 1999 2002 Mike was born in Manhattan
Third Watch 1999 2005

2000s[edit]

Title Start End Comment
The $treet 2000
The 10th Kingdom 2000
Welcome to New York 2000 2001
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001 2011
Grounded for Life 2001 2005 on Staten Island
The Job 2001 2002
Animal Precinct 2001 2008
Samurai Jack 2002 2004
Family Affair 2002 2003
Less Than Perfect 2002 2006 Manhattan and Brooklyn
What I Like About You 2002 2006
Without a Trace 2002 2009
America's Next Top Model 2003 present seasons 1-3, 10, 12 and 14
Tarzan 2003
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 2009
Tru Calling 2003 2005
The Apprentice 2004 present all seasons (except season 6)
The Jury 2004
CSI: NY 2004 2013
Rescue Me 2004 2011
Law & Order: Trial By Jury 2005
Blind Justice 2005
Everybody Hates Chris 2005 2009 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
How I Met Your Mother 2005 2014 in Upper West Side
Jake in Progress 2005 2006
American Dragon: Jake Long 2005 2007
Related 2005 2006
The Bedford Diaries 2006
Conviction 2006
30 Rock 2006 2013
Ugly Betty 2006 2010 in Manhattan and Jackson Heights, Queens
Heroes 2006 2010
Gossip Girl 2007 2012
Rules of Engagement 2007 2013
Dirty Sexy Money 2007 2009
Flight of the Conchords 2007 2009
Damages 2007 2012
Mad Men 2007 present taped in Los Angeles
Wizards of Waverly Place 2007 2012 was filmed in Hollywood, California, took place in Greenwich Village
The Naked Brothers Band 2007 2009
Cashmere Mafia 2008
Life On Mars 2008 2009
Lipstick Jungle 2008 2009
Sherri 2009
Nurse Jackie 2009 present
The Electric Company 2009 2011
White Collar 2009 present
Glee 2009 Present Half of the series 4 storyline is set in New York
Bored to Death 2009 present
24 2001 2010 season 8
True Jackson, VP 2008 2011
Castle 2008 present

2010s–present[edit]

Title Start End Comment
Blue Bloods 2010 present
How to Make It in America 2010 2011
Scrappers 2010 present
Oddities 2010 present
Mad Love 2011 2011
Suits 2011 present
2 Broke Girls 2011 present in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A Gifted Man 2011 2012
Jessie 2011 present in Manhattan
Person of Interest 2011 present
Smash 2012 2013
I Just Want My Pants Back 2011 2012
Girls 2011 present Marnie and Hannah live in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Jessa and Shoshanna
live in NoLita, and Adam lives in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 2012 2013
Elementary 2012 present
The Mindy Project 2012 present
Made in Jersey 2012 2012
The Americans 2013 present
The Following 2013 present
The Carrie Diaries 2013 present
Golden Boy 2013 2013
Orange Is the New Black 2013 present
The Michael J. Fox Show 2013 present
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2013 present
Sleepy Hollow 2013 present Takes place in Sleepy Hollow, New York, present and Revolutionary war era
Ironside 2013 2013

Shows set primarily in other parts of the New York metropolitan area[edit]

See: The Five Boroughs, New York metropolitan area, Tri-State Region

See also[edit]

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