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Old 01-09-2009, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Judging Amy - Hartford
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:14 AM
 
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The Simpsons...Springfield
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Actually...this got me thinking...outside of NY, LA, Chicago, Seattle, SF, Boston and DC what are some strange cities where sitcoms have been set...I can think of the following without too much deep thought...

WKRP in Cincinnati - ???
Drew Carey - Cleveland
Dallas - ???
Golden Girls - Naples?
Las Vegas - ???

There was a show called Providence once too..which was probably set in Providence
Some of these make perfect sense in the context or concept of the show.

WKRP - Last stop station for a bunch of losers and rejects from the radio industry. What better city to be in than Cincy?
DC - Drew is from Cleveland and he wanted to make fun of the area
Dallas - Set in the oil industry so Texas is a perfect place
Golden Girls - Old people retire to Florida
Las Vegas - Half of the show was spent promoting singers. What better place to have a logical excuse to bring in a singer than Las Vegas? Makes much more sense than the Doobie Brothers showing up on What's Happening.
The Office - Again, a show with losers and rejects. What better place to be than in Scranton.

A better example would be something like Hope & Gloria. Set in Pittsburgh for no particular reason. If you think about it, most shows are set in arbirtary locations. Monk is set in SF and doesn't really need to be. It could just as easily be set in Charlotte or any other city.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Ani - are you writing for the show? LOL
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:10 AM
 
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2 Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place - Somerville MA ....

only know because I lived there. At least Ryan Reynolds was in it.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Shaker Heights, OH
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The Wire - Baltimore
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Ani - are you writing for the show? LOL
I wish. If producers are reading . . . totally ready and willing to flash writer's guild card, LOL.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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There was actually a show on Nickelodeon (I think) about a family in Charlotte about 13 or 14 years ago when I was working in cable in Charlotte. I can't for the life of me remember the name.

There have also been movies shot in Charlotte, like Juwanna Man and Shallow Hal.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Great find, CB!! Had heard nothing about this.

I can see it now . . .

Episode #1: NASCAR star rushed to hospital w/ life-threatening injuries

Episode #2: Lightning strikes party boat full of High School Graduates on Lake Norman; side story- binge drinking

Episode #3: Homeless person is found unconscious behind bushes at SouthPark

Episode #4: Pregnant teen gives birth at Myers Park HS bathroom and hides baby in duffle bag; police involved in locating teen

Episode #5: Angel seen on Pediatric Ward

Episode #6: Cop shoots young thug in back; Al Sharpton has special cameo appearance at hospital press conference

Episode #7: Hospital nursing staff stages strike; bomb threat brings hospital community back together

Episode #8: Terrorists attempt attack at Nuclear Power Plant; public panics over potential radiation poisoning

Episode #9: Fictional Panther bad boy paralyzed after high speed car chase
Too Funny Ani!!!!!

BxRosie
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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The sad thing is . . . I bet other than doing some opening footage, I bet not a bit of footage will be shot here in Charlotte. Too bad.
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