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The Best TV Shows Set In Florida  

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List Rules Vote up the best scripted television shows that take place 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.

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

Set in: Miami

The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and ...more
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Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

Set in: Miami

Miami Vice is an American television drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series starred Don Johnson as James "Sonny" Crockett and Philip ...more
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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

Set in: Miami

Dexter is an American television drama series. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for Miami Metro Police Department who also leads a secret life ...more
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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez

Set in: Miami

CSI: Miami is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23, 2002, to April 8, 2012, on CBS. It is the first spin-off of the orignal series. The pilot episode was ...more
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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

Set in: Miami

Burn Notice is an American television series created by Matt Nix which originally aired on the USA Network from June 28, 2007 to September 12, 2013. The show stars Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle ...more
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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini

Set in: Florida Keys

Bloodline (Netflix, 2015) is an American thriller–drama web television series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman. A family of adult siblings find that their past ...more
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I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

Set in: Cocoa Beach

I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantastical premise. The show starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom ...more
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Nip/Tuck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson

Set in: Miami

Nip/Tuck is an American television drama series created by Ryan Murphy; it aired on FX in the United States from July 18, 2003 to March 3, 2010. The series focuses on "McNamara/Troy", ...more
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Cougar Town is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps

Set in: Fictional town of Gulf Haven

Cougar Town is an American television sitcom that ran for 102 episodes over six seasons, from September 23, 2009 until March 31, 2015. The first three seasons aired on ABC, with the series ...more
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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang

Set in: Orlando

Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more
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Flipper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Flipper Jessica Alba, Laura Harring, Gus Mercurio

Set in: Miami

Flipper, 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
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T. J. Hooker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
William Shatner, Heather Locklear, Adrian Zmed

Set in: Miami

This show is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on ...more
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The Finder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Geoff Stults, Maddie Hasson, Mercedes Mason

Set in: Florida Keys

The Finder is an American procedural drama television series created by Hart Hanson that ran on Fox from January 12, 2012 to May 11, 2012. The series originally aired on Thursdays at 9:00 pm, ...more
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Austin & Ally is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Ross Lynch, Laura Marano, Raini Rodriguez

Set in: Miami

Austin & Ally is an American teen sitcom which first aired on the Disney Channel on December 2, 2011. The series was created by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert, the writers and producers of ...more
15
On Becoming a God in Central F... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Kirsten Dunst, Théodore Pellerin, Ted Levine
On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime, 2019) is an American dark comedy television series. Krystal Gill (Kirsten Dunst) is a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who schemes her way ...more
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Karen Sisco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Carla Gugino, Bill Duke, Robert Forster

Set in: Miami

Karen Sisco is an American crime drama television series starring Carla Gugino in the title role. The series was created by novelist Elmore Leonard, based on a character who had appeared in ...more
17
The Thundermans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Jack Griffo

Set in: Fictional town of Hiddenville

The Thundermans is an American superhero live-action comedy television series that began airing on Nickelodeon, on October 14, 2013. The series is created by Jed Spingarn. Nickelodeon announced ...more
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Every Witch Way is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Paola Andino, Nick Merico, Paris Smith

Set in: Miami

Every Witch Way is an American telenovela-formatted teen sitcom that premiered on Nickelodeon on January 1, 2014. It is the American version of the Nickelodeon Latin American show Grachi. The ...more
19
Grapevine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Kristy Swanson, Jonathan Penner, George Eads

Set in: Miami

Grapevine, created by David Frankel, premiered on June 15, 1992 on CBS.
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Florida Girls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Laura Chinn, Patty Guggenheim, Melanie Field

Set in: Fictional town of Small Town

Florida 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
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The Golden Palace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Betty White, Don Cheadle, Cheech Marin

Set in: Miami

The Golden Palace is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 18, 1992, to May 14, 1993. The show is a spin-off of the sitcom The Golden Girls, continuing the story from ...more
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Eve is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Sofía Vergara, Ali Landry, Eve

Set in: Miami

Eve is an American sitcom starring Eve, Jason Winston George, Ali Landry, Natalie Desselle-Reid, Brian Hooks, and Sean Maguire. It aired on the UPN network from September 15, 2003 to May 11, ...more
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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas

Set in: Miami

Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more
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¿Qué Pasa, USA? is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
¿Qué Pasa, USA? Steven Bauer, Luis Oquendo, Connie Ramirez

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
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South Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Florida
Shemar Moore, John Glover, Yancy Butler

Set in: Miami

South Beach is an American action/adventure series that aired on NBC during the summer of 1993. The series was created by Dick Wolf and Robert DeLaurentis and starred Yancy Butler, who had been ...more