The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Florida, Miami in particular, catches the imagination when it comes to television series. It's not just that Florida knows how to make a great headline, but the mix of people, tropical weather, wildlife, and wilder nightlife makes it a great setting for shows. If you're from Florida and are missing home or are curious about what Florida cities other than Miami are portrayed on-screen, this list of the best shows set in Florida can be your tour guide.
Let's get the big Miami TV shows out of the way first: Miami Vice is not only titular, but it also defined an era. Dexter, Nip/Tuck, The Golden Girls, and Jane the Virgin all also benefitted from the sunny, kind of strange world that surrounds Miami and the Florida Keys. But there are other shows set in Florida that aren't also set in Miami - though there aren't many. Fresh Off The Boat is set in Orlando while Cougar Town is set in a fictional city in the very real Sarasota County.
Which shows about Florida should be at the top of the list? Vote up the best TV shows set in Florida and Miami, then vote down the shows that don't deserve to be set in such a great place and add any great Florida shows that are missing.
- Premiered: June 28, 2007
Set in: MiamiA former spy uses his Special Ops training to help people in need.
- Premiered: October 1, 2006
Set in: MiamiA forensics analyst moonlights as a serial killer.
A cop is forced to return to Florida for a shady mission and gets swept up in a treasure hunt.
- Premiered: April 13, 2023
- Premiered: September 16, 1984
Set in: MiamiTwo detectives work undercover in Miami.
- Premiered: September 14, 1985
Set in: MiamiFour older women share a house in Miami Beach.
- Premiered: September 23, 2002
Set in: MiamiA team of forensics investigators solves crimes in South Florida.
- Premiered: September 15, 1965
Set in: Cocoa BeachAstronaut Tony Nelson adjusts to life with a genie.