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The Best TV Shows Set In Florida

Updated August 23, 2019 610 votes 66 voters 2.1k views31 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Miami Vice1
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    Miami Vice

    Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas

    Premiered1984

    Set in: Miami

    Miami Vice is an American television drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by...  more
  • Burn Notice2
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    13

    Burn Notice

    Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar

    Premiered2007

    Set in: Miami

    Burn Notice (USA, 2007) is an American action crime drama television series created by Matt...  more
  • Dexter3
    28
    16

    Dexter

    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter

    Premiered2006

    Set in: Miami

    Dexter (Showtime, 2006) is an American crime drama mystery series developed by James Manos...  more
  • CSI: Miami4
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    6

    CSI: Miami

    David Caruso, Emily Procter

    Premiered2002

    Set in: Miami

    CSI: Miami is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23,...  more
  • The Golden Girls5
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    15

    The Golden Girls

    Bea Arthur, Betty White

    Premiered1985

    Set in: Miami

    The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC...  more
  • Bloodline6
    13
    9

    Bloodline

    Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn

    Premiered2015

    Set in: Florida Keys

    Bloodline (Netflix, 2015) is an American thriller drama web television series created by Todd...  more
  • Nip/Tuck7
    14
    12

    Nip/Tuck

    Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon

    Premiered2003

    Set in: Miami

    Nip/Tuck is an American television drama series created by Ryan Murphy; it aired on FX in the...  more
  • I Dream of Jeannie8
    13
    10

    I Dream of Jeannie

    Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman

    Premiered1965

    Set in: Cocoa Beach

    I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantastical premise. The show starred Barbara...  more
  • Fresh Off the Boat9
    11
    9

    Fresh Off the Boat

    Constance Wu, Randall Park

    Premiered2015

    Set in: Orlando

    Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Nahnatchka...  more
  • Cougar Town10
    8
    5

    Cougar Town

    Courteney Cox, Christa Miller

    Premiered2009

    Set in: Fictional town of Gulf Haven

    Cougar Town is an American television sitcom that ran for 102 episodes over six seasons, from...  more
  • Flipper11
    7
    10

    Flipper

    Jessica Alba, Laura Harring

    Premiered1995

    Set in: Miami

    Flipper, is an American revival television series of the original 1964 Flipper television...  more
  • Austin & Ally12
    6
    9

    Austin & Ally

    Ross Lynch, Laura Marano

    Premiered2011

    Set in: Miami

    Austin & Ally is an American teen sitcom which first aired on the Disney Channel on December...  more
  • T. J. Hooker13
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    T. J. Hooker

    William Shatner, Heather Locklear

    Premiered1982

    Set in: Miami

    This show is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title...  more
  • Every Witch Way14
    5
    9

    Every Witch Way

    Paola Andino, Nick Merico

    Premiered2014

    Set in: Miami

    Every Witch Way is an American telenovela-formatted teen sitcom that premiered on Nickelodeon...  more
  • The Finder15
    4
    8

    The Finder

    Geoff Stults, Maddie Hasson

    Premiered2012

    Set in: Florida Keys

    The Finder (Fox, 2012) is an American procedural drama television series created by Hart...  more
  • The Thundermans16
    2
    0

    The Thundermans

    Jack Griffo

    Premiered2013

    Set in: Fictional town of Hiddenville

    The Thundermans is an American superhero live-action comedy television series that began...  more
  • On Becoming a God in Central Florida17
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    On Becoming a God in Central Florida

    Kirsten Dunst, Théodore Pellerin

    Premiered2019

    On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime, 2019) is an American dark comedy television...  more
  • Karen Sisco18
    4
    10

    Karen Sisco

    Carla Gugino, Bill Duke

    Premiered2003

    Set in: Miami

    Karen Sisco is an American crime drama television series starring Carla Gugino in the title...  more
  • Grapevine19
    5
    13

    Grapevine

    Kristy Swanson, Jonathan Penner

    Premiered1992

    Set in: Miami

    Grapevine, created by David Frankel, premiered on June 15, 1992 on CBS....  more
  • The Golden Palace20
    2
    8

    The Golden Palace

    Betty White, Don Cheadle

    Premiered1992

    Set in: Miami

    The Golden Palace is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 18, 1992,...  more
  • Eve21
    5
    16

    Eve

    Sofía Vergara, Ali Landry

    Premiered2003

    Set in: Miami

    Eve is an American sitcom starring Eve, Jason Winston George, Ali Landry, Natalie...  more
  • Florida Girls22
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    2

    Florida Girls

    Laura Chinn, Patty Guggenheim

    Premiered2019

    Set in: Fictional town of Small Town

    Florida Girls (Pop, 2019) is an American comedy television series. Four girls living in Small...  more
  • Jane the Virgin23
    8
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    Jane the Virgin

    Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo

    Premiered2014

    Set in: Miami

    Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela...  more
  • Empty Nest24
    4
    16

    Empty Nest

    Richard Mulligan, Dinah Manoff

    Premiered1988

    Set in: Miami

    Empty Nest is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 1988 to 1995. The series...  more
  • Surfside 625
    2
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    Surfside 6

    Troy Donahue, Lee Patterson

    Premiered1960

    Set in: Miami

    Surfside 6 is an ABC television series which aired from 1960 to 1962. The show centered on a...  more