A Map of TV Shows in America


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Above we have a map cartographed(?) by James Chapman which shows an exhaustive list of where many of our favorite TV shows have taken place in America. Sorry the rest of the world, you’re out of luck for this one.

You can find yourself on the map, and see which shows are near you. In my home town of (the suburbs of) Detroit, I have Home Improvement, 8 Simple Rules and Freaks and Geeks to my name. Two out of three ain’t bad.

In my current location, upstate New York, I have…literally nothing. No surprise because NOTHING EVER HAPPENS HERE.

So, any good shows by you?


  • TheDorkKnight

    Closest to me (Bradenton, FL, located just south of Tampa), is Miami. So I got Dexter.

    AND Golden Girls, which they somehow forgot to put on this map.

    Also not on the map is Cougar Town, which I’ve never seen, but hear it’s set in a fictional town just south of Sarasota, which is a bit south of me.

    I used to live across the state in Melbourne, just south of Cocoa Beach, setting of I dream of Genie.

    Hometown is also upstate new york… nothing… wooo

  • Mutant Turd

    Having a ton of shows not mentioned on this map isn’t the biggest thing that bugs me. It is the fact that they have Seattle as being located in the middle of Washington state. Does this person not know basic geography? Also, what the hell is up with Kentucky looking all jacked up?

  • Jake

    They didn’t include Full House in San Francisco and Family Matters in Chicago.

  • Dean

    Also missing from the list is Harlan, KY for Justified.

  • Cheektastic

    I’m from northern WI to start with. So what about Step by Step from Port Washington, WI and Picket Fences from Rome, WI? Sloppy, just sloppy.

  • Mr B

    Boston Legal in you know….Boston.

  • Jesus

    They also forgot Angel in LA and Las Vegas in Vegas

  • Scott

    The Simpsons = Springfield Or!

  • Vic K.

    “Sparta”, Mississippi – In The Heat of the Night

  • Cheektastic

    Oops I forgot Laverne & Shirley! Just sloppy.

  • Stu

    What about Mork and Mindy here in Boulder, CO?

  • Jeremy N.

    That is a REALLY BAD MAP of tv shows in our country.

    I’m in Ohio and they missed 3 really good ones!

    1.) The Drew Carrey Show
    2.) WKRP in Cincinnati
    3.) Family Ties

  • A

    They forgot Warehouse 13 in south dakota. Not too much near me, too far north. Happy Days and that 70’s show, but that’s a bit of a stretch.

  • Christopher Walken

    You are missing Grimm in Portland, Perry Mason in San Francisco and Psych in Santa Barbara

  • Kry4me

    there is no Longmire or Saving Grace