The Best TV Shows Set In New York City
If you love New York then you're in luck because it is a very popular setting for a television series. It's not just that it's one of the biggest, busiest cities in the US, but New York city's boroughs offer unique locations to tell a tale. If you're from New York and are missing home or are curious about how the most recognizable city on the East coast is portrayed on-screen, this list of the best shows set in New York can be your tour guide.
New York City as a setting is a wild thing. You can have a children's show like Sesame Street set in New York, or something as intensely violent as The Punisher - and both can accurately and interestingly depict the unique buildings, neighborhoods, and cultures that define New York. Lots of superheroes seem to work in New York, from Jessica Jones to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But they're not the only ones patrolling the city as there are plenty of procedural dramas like the Law & Order franchise that take place in New York as well. And, to round things out, sitcoms like Friends and Seinfeld are also uniquely New York.
Which shows about New York should be at the top of the list? Vote up the best TV shows set in New York city, then vote down the shows that don't deserve to be set in such a great place and add any great New York shows that are missing. Then, check out what late night talk shows are filmed in NYC.
Friends living in Manhattan obsess over little things.
- Actors: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, Ruth Cohen
Six friends living in New York hang out at a coffee bar.
- Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry
After an NYU student is found dead, her connection to a series of citywide fires reveals itself.
- Actors: Chase Sui Wonders, Wyatt Oleff, Jemima Kirke, Nico Tortorella, Ashley Zukerman
Through a series of flashbacks, Ted tells his kids how he met their mother.
- Actors: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan
The lives of privileged but dysfunctional friends on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
- Actors: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick
Four single women search for romance in New York.
- Actors: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth
A top corporate lawyer hires an unmotivated college dropout with street smarts.
- Actors: Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, Katherine Heigl, Dulé Hill