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.
Set in: MiamiFlipper, is an American revival television series of the original 1964 Flipper television series. The first two seasons aired in first-run syndication; seasons 3 and 4 aired on the PAX network. ...more
Set in: MiamiGrapevine, created by David Frankel, premiered on June 15, 1992 on CBS.
Set in: Fictional town of Small TownFlorida Girls (Pop, 2019) is an American comedy television series. Four girls living in Small Town, Florida re-examine their lives after their only ambitious friend moves away to follow her
Set in: Miami¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? is America's first bilingual situation comedy, and the first sitcom to be produced for PBS. It was produced and taped in front of a live studio audience at PBS ...more