TV Shows Set In New York City - Past & Present

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Castle (2009 TV Series)
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. (43 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes. (60 mins.)
 
3.
Blue Bloods (2010 TV Series)
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Revolves around a family of New York cops. (43 mins.)
 
4.
White Collar (2009 TV Series)
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A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman. (40 mins.)
 
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Jessie (2011 TV Series)
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A Texan teen moves to New York City to follow her dreams and ends up as a nanny for a high profile couple's four children. (30 mins.)
 
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CSI: NY (2004 TV Series)
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CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City. (43 mins.)
 
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NYPD Blue (1993 TV Series)
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The NYPD Detectives of Manhattan's 15th precinct investigate criminal cases. (45 mins.)
 
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Law & Order (1990 TV Series)
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court. (45 mins.)
 
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001 TV Series)
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The third "Law and Order" series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view. (60 mins.)
 
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Wizards of Waverly Place (2007 TV Series)
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Centers on a family in New York City that owns a restaurant where, behind the scenes, the kids can do real magic. (22 mins.)
 
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Cagney & Lacey (1981 TV Series)
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Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives. (60 mins.)
 
12.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
 
13.
The Odd Couple (1970 TV Series)
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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences. (30 mins.)
 
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The Jeffersons (1975 TV Series)
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants. (30 mins.)
 
15.
The Amazing Spider-Man (1977 TV Series)
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With the powers given by the bite of a radioactive spider, a young man fights crime as a wall-crawling superhero. (60 mins.)
 
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Without a Trace (2002 TV Series)
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The cases of an FBI unit specializing in missing persons investigations. (60 mins.)
 
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Person of Interest (2011 TV Series)
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An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery. (43 mins.)
 
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Sex and the City (1998 TV Series)
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Four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the '90s. (30 mins.)
 
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Spin City (1996 TV Series)
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In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty's place in later years, is the Deputy-Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media. (30 mins.)
 
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Related (2005 TV Series)
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Revolves around the lives of four close-knit sisters, of Italian descent, raised in Brooklyn - living in New York City. (60 mins.)
 
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The Nanny (1993 TV Series)
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After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich British widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other. (22 mins.)
 
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Kojak (1973 TV Series)
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A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city. (60 mins.)
 
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Diff'rent Strokes (1978 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem. (30 mins.)
 
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Taxi (1978 TV Series)
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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. (30 mins.)
 
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I Love Lucy (1951 TV Series)
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations. (30 mins.)
 
26.
Rescue Me (2004 TV Series)
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Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men. (60 mins.)
 
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Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
 
28.
Beauty and the Beast (1987 TV Series)
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The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City. (60 mins.)
 
29.
Rhoda (1974 TV Series)
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After spending several years in her young adult life in Minneapolis but with her brash Bronx Jewish upbringing in tow and with its associated sarcasm... (30 mins.)
 
30.
Elementary (2012 TV Series)
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City. (60 mins.)
 
31.
Mad About You (1992 TV Series)
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Light television comedy featuring Paul and Jaime Buchman as a recently married couple in New York City. They point out the gentle humor of domesticity and in the everyday situations of life. (22 mins.)