The Best TV Shows Set In Massachusetts  

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

Most shows set in Massachusetts take place in Boston, and the bustling The City on a Hill is a great setting for a television series. From science fiction and fantasy series to straightforward procedurals, there's room in Massachusetts to tell many tales. If you're from Boston and are missing home or are curious about how the City of Champions is portrayed on-screen, this list of the best shows set in Boston and in Massachusetts can be your tour guide.

The majority of shows set in Boston are legal dramas, including series such as The Practice, Ally McBeal, and Boston Legal. Beantown isn't all about law and order, however, and sitcoms like Cheers and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody also take place in Boston. The Massachusetts shows that aren't set in Boston include Wings (set in Nantucket) or series set in fictional towns and suburbs such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Dawson's Creek, while others take advantage of the witchy past of Salem in paranormal and horror series like American Horror Story: Asylum.

Which shows about Boston should be at the top of the list? Vote up the best TV shows set in Boston and Massachusetts, then vote down the shows that don't deserve to be set in such a great place and add any great Boston shows that are missing.

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Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Massachusetts
Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight
Falling Skies is an American science fiction post-apocalyptic dramatic television series created by Robert Rodat and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The series stars Noah Wyle as Tom ...more
Salem is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Massachusetts
Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel
Salem is an American supernatural fiction drama television series created by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, airing on WGN America starting April 20, 2014. It is the first original-scripted series ...more
Goodnight, Beantown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Massachusetts
Tracey Gold, Bill Bixby, George Coe
Goodnight, Beantown is an American sitcom that aired on CBS for two brief seasons in 1983 and 1984.
October Road is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Massachusetts
Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon, Brad William Henke
October Road is an American television drama that debuted on ABC on March 15, 2007, following Grey's Anatomy. It follows Nick Garrett who, after a decade, returns to his hometown, the fictional ...more
The Young Lawyers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Massachusetts
Richard Pryor, Martin Sheen, Lee J. Cobb
The Young Lawyers is an American legal drama that was aired on the ABC network as part of its 1970-71 lineup.
Do Over is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows Set In Massachusetts
Penn Dayton Badgley, Tom Everett Scott, Gigi Rice
Do Over is an American comedy-drama/fantasy series created by Kenny Schwartz and Rick Wiener about a man who gets a chance to relive his childhood. The series, which was originally broadcast on ...more