New York City has been the location of many television shows. Some will give you fond memories, others may be new, and will give you a good laugh. All of our 10 best television shows of all time in NYC should be seen.
10. The Jeffersons. One of the longest, if not the longest, running comedies with a predominantly African American cast, with 11 seasons and 253 episodes from aired 1975 to 1985. Placed throughout New York City, this sitcom starred Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Mike Evans, Roxie Roker and many more. As one would expect, you will see the Jeffersons come across many racism issues.
9. Different Strokes. Eight seasons of this sitcom, starting in 1978, starred Gary Coleman as Arnold Jackson and Todd Bridges as Willis Jackson, his older brother. These two brothers who come from Harlem are adopted by their deceased mother’s employer and move into his penthouse in Manhattan. A fun comedy where you can catch Gary Coleman say “Whatcha talkin’ ’bout, Willis?”
8. 30 Rock. Created by Tina Fey, this comedy premiered in 2006 and still being filmed, has received numerous Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series. “30 Rock” refers to the GE Building where NBC Studios is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. A huge hit starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski and many more.
7. The King of Queens. One of the most recent TV series on the list; filmed 1998 to 2007. Watch 9 seasons of characters Doug and Carrie Heffernan deal with everyday issues mostly taking place in their Brooklyn home. Starring Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller among others, this is one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in quite some time.
6. I Love Lucy. “Honey, I’m Home!” This 1951 sitcom filmed until 1957, then cast off into The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show and later in reruns as The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour until 1960. During its six seasons, this was one the most watched shows on television and is one of the all-time classics. Set in New York City, this show starred Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley.
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