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The 50 State TVtalk Challenge

Partially in response to Mopower's wondering why most shows take place in New York, and my wanting to create this thread for some time now, I'm curious if every state has been represented in a television show.

A few ground rules,

1. it would be easy for one or two people to post a couple dozen responses filling half the list fairly easily, so instead try and only post a few.

2. Popular states will elicit a ton of responses, i.e. New York. So pick a less obvious show than, say CSI: New York. Something like Wonderfalls, which takes place in Niagra Falls, which I will make my first entry.

3. It has to be a scripted show. No reality nonsense or game shows.

The real challenge is getting one show for every state. That's it. So post a show and what state it took place.

01. Alabama - Any Day Now
02. Alaska - Northern Exposure, Men in Trees
03. Arizona - Alice, The New Dick Van Dyke show
04. Arkansas - Evening Shade
05. California - 24, Full House, Desperate Housewives, Entourage, Studio 60
06. Colorado - Everwood, South Park, Mork & Mindy
07. Connecticut - Judging Amy, Gilmore Girls
08. Delaware - The Pretender
09. Florida - Karen Sisco, CSI: Miami, Dexter
10. Georgia - Dukes of Hazzard, Matlock, Designing Women
11. Hawaii - Magnum P.I., Hawaii Five-Oh
12. Idaho - The Manhunter, Young Maverick, Kip Wyngarter, Boy Potato Farmer
13. Illinois - Perfect Strangers, Rosanne, Family Matters, Early Edition, ER, Chicago Hope
14. Indiana - One Day at a Time, Eerie, Indiana
15. Iowa - Double Trouble
16. Kansas - Jericho
17. Kentucky - Daniel Boone
18. Louisiana - Swamp Thing, Thief, Frank's Place
19. Maine - Murder She Wrote
20. Maryland - The Wire, Homicide, My Name is Earl
21. Massachusetts - Cheers, St. Elsewhere, Crossing Jordan, Dawson's Creek
22. Michigan - Home Improvement, Freaks & Geeks
23. Minnesota - The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Coach, Little House on the Prairie, Get a Life
24. Mississippi - In the Heat of the Night
25. Missouri - The John Larroquette Show
26. Montana - My Friend Flicka
27. Nebraska - Heartland
28. Nevada - CSI, Las Vegas, Reno 911
29. New Hampshire - The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire
30. New Jersey - House M.D., The Sopranos
31. New Mexico - Roswell
32. New York - Wonderfalls
33. North Carolina - the Andy Griffith Show, One tree Hill
34. North Dakota - My Secret Identity
35. Ohio - 3rd Rock From the Sun, Drew Carey, WKRP, Family Ties
36. Oklahoma - Carnivale
37. Oregon - Hello, Larry, Eureka
38. Pennsylvania - Cold Case, Philly, The Office, Boy Meets World, American Dreams
39. Rhode Island - Family Guy, Providence
40. South Carolina - American Gothic
41. South Dakota - Deadwood
42. Tennessee - Nashville 99, Walking Tall
43. Texas - Dallas, Houston Knights, Friday Night Lights
44. Utah - Big Love
45. Vermont - Newhart
46. Virginia - Line of Fire, NCIS
47. Washington - Twin Peaks, Dark Angel, Frasier, Kyle XY, Life on a Stick, John Doe, Dead Like Me
48. West Virginia - Hawkins
49. Wisconsin - Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, That 70's Show, Step-by-Step, Picket Fences, The George Wendt Show,
50. Wyoming - The Young Riders, Lonesome Dove

Bonus:
51. Washington DC - the X-Files, the West Wing

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Hawaii - Magnum P.I. (or Hawaii Five-Oh)
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Alaska - Northern Exposure

Arizona - Alice
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Georgia - The Dukes of Hazzard

Massachusetts - Cheers
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Quite a few choices for MA, I guess I'll go with St. Elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Georgia - The Dukes of Hazzard
Really? I always thought it was Kentucky.
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Elizabethtown - Kentucky
Steel Magnolias - Louisiana
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Rhode Island would have to be Family Guy. I can't think of any others...

EDIT: How could I forget Providence?
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Illinios- Perfect Strangers
Florida- Karen Sisco

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Wisconsin - Laverne & Shirley, That 70's Show
Nevada - CSI
Florida - CSI: Miami
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Originally Posted by cajun_junky
Elizabethtown - Kentucky
Steel Magnolias - Louisiana
Tv shows. Maybe I can do one for movies another day.
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Ohio - 3rd Rock From the Sun, Drew Carey
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Ohio - Drew Carey Show
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Texas - Dallas

Surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet.

Colorado - Mork & Mindy

Indiana - Eerie, Indiana

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