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Ask TV Squad: Where can you find a list of shows with geographic names?

by Richard Keller, posted Dec 29th 2006 3:37PM
Melrose Place -- One of many geographical locationsTV Squad reader Kat Griffith asks us this interesting question:

I am trying to find a list of TV shows that have geographic names in their titles, I know of a few but was wondering if there is a list of shows out there somewhere.

Kat, we spent many hours on Google trying to find such a list, but no luck. However, if you are interested in a list of TV show settings you may want to order a copy of TV Land: A Guide to America's Television Shrines, Sets, and Sites, which is available for sale on amazon.com.

But, you're not looking for that type of information. So, as a public service to you, and our other rabid readers, here is a list of geographically-named shows that was compiled by the equally rabid staff of TV Squad writers. The list can be found after the jump.

Addresses -- Melrose Place, Coronation Street (UK), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Sesame Street, 77 Sunset Strip, Bourbon Street Beat, 21 Jump Street, Central Park West, Battery Park, EastEnders, K Street, Pacific Palisades, 30 Rock

Town and County Names -- Jericho, South Park, Peyton Place, The Heights, Everwood, Mayberry, RFD, Petticoat Junction, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Dukes of Hazard (I know, it was Hazard County), One Tree Hill, The O.C., The Vicar of Dibley, Whistler (Canadian), Twin Peaks, Knot's Landing, Falcon Crest, Angel Falls, The Baileys of Balboa, Bakersfield, P.D., Bay City Blues, The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H., Century Falls (UK), Hyperion Bay, Death Valley Days, The Hamptons, Laguna Beach, Eerie, Indiana, Palmerstown U.S.A., King of Queens, Twin Peaks, Smallville

Cities -- Beverly Hills, 90210, The Beverly Hillbillies, Beverly Hills Buntz, Big Apple, Blackpool (UK), The Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn South, Dallas, Rome, Miami Vice, Good Morning Miami, Las Vegas, Vegas, Dr. Vegas, New York Daze, New York Undercover, Boston Common, Boston Legal, Boston Public, Chicago Sons, Chicago Story, Chicago Teddy Bears, Chicago Hope, Reno 911, Austin Stories, Austin City Limits, Santa Barbara, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, Acapulco, Acapulco H.E.A.T., Century City, L.A. Doctors, L.A. Dragnet, L.A. Heat, L.A. Law, LAPD, Queens Supreme, King of Queens, Providence, Fresno

States -- California, California Dreams, Going to California, The California Raisin Show, Hawaii 5.0, Hawaii, Hawaiian Eye, Texas, The Alaskans

Everything America -- American Dreams, American Chopper, American Dad!, American Gothic, America's Most Wanted, American Idol, American Gladiators, American Bandstand, American Inventors, The Greatest American Hero, Love, American Style

Planets -- Earth 2, Earth: Final Conflict,

[Thanks to Bob Sassone, Joel Keller, Brett Love, Chris Thilk, and tv.com for all the help.]

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A few more you may want to consider for the list of shows that reference addresses:

8th & Ocean (2006, MTV)
13 Queens Boulevard (1979, ABC)
21 Beacon Street (1959, NBC)
64 Zoo Lane (BBC)
79 Park Avenue (1977, NBC miniseries)
90 Bristol Court (1964, NBC umbrella title)
100 Centre Street (2001, A&E)
106 & Park (2000, BET)
413 Hope St. (1997, Fox)
704 Hauser (1994, CBS)
2000 Malibu Road (1992, CBS)
A.E.S. Hudson Street (1978, ABC)
Angel Street (1992, CBS)
Berkeley Square (BBC miniseries)
Church Street Station (Nashville)
Cliffwood Avenue Kids (1977)
Duchess of Duke Street (1976, BBC)
Empire Square (2005, BBC)
EZ Streets (1996, CBS)
Flamingo Road (1981, NBC)
Foley Square (1985, CBS)
Hudson Street (1995, ABC)
I Cover Times Square (1950, ABC)
Lime Street (1985, ABC)
North Mission Road (2003, Court TV)
Prince Street (1997, NBC)
Seventh Avenue (1977, NBC)
Tompkins Square (1996, Comedy)
Union Square (1997, NBC)
Washington Square (1956, NBC)
Winnetka Road (1994, NBC)

And if you want to be metaphorical:
Melody Street (1953, Dumont)
Resurrection Blvd. (2000, Showtime)

December 30 2006 at 9:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dan H

What about Mr. Roger's Neighborhood? That's semi-geographical.

December 30 2006 at 4:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rich Keller

Thanks, everyone. I made some updates to what you recommended. This is why you are so wonderful!

December 30 2006 at 11:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow--do you really not have "Providence," which was the first one I thought of even though I never watched a single episode??

December 30 2006 at 10:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Twin Peaks, yo!

December 30 2006 at 7:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I thought there was a show called Fresno in the late 70s or early 80s.

December 30 2006 at 12:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

...Road to Avonlea

December 29 2006 at 7:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dbl J

Push NV, a show with a great idea that I would have loved to see take off but didn't unfortunately.

December 29 2006 at 4:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike K

What about "Grosse Pointe"?

December 29 2006 at 4:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Toby OB

Maybe I'm missing these, but how about

Manhattan, Az
Forever Fernwood
America 2Night
9 Bristol Court
The American Girls

December 29 2006 at 4:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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