Television shows set in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  1. Boy Meets World
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    Boy Meets World (1993)

    16,825 views

    Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cornelius "Cory" Matthews (played by Ben Savage). The show follows Cory and his friends and family through seven seasons, from his middle school days as a pre-pubescent child to his life in college as a married man. The show aired from 1993 to 2000 on ABC, part of the network's TGIF lineup. The entire series has since been released on DVD, as well as on iTunes. A sequel titled Girl Meets World, focusing on Cory and Topanga and their pre-teen daughter Riley, began airing on Disney Channel on June 27, 2014.


  2. Cold Case
    #2

    Cold Case (2003)

    12,318 views

    Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010. The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.


  3. Body of Proof
    #3

    Body of Proof (2011)

    6,694 views

    Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011, to May 28, 2013, and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The show was canceled by ABC after three seasons.


  4. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    #4

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)

    5,564 views

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Always Sunny or simply Sunny) is an American television sitcom that premiered on FX on August 4, 2005. It moved to FXX from the ninth season. It was created by Rob McElhenney, who developed it with Glenn Howerton. It is executive produced and primarily written by McElhenney, Howerton, and Charlie Day, all of whom star alongside Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito. The series follows the exploits of "The Gang", a group of self-centered friends who run the Irish bar Paddy's Pub in South Philadelphia.


  5. Amen
    #5

    Amen (1986)

    3,479 views

    Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986, to May 11, 1991, on NBC. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part of a wave of successful sitcoms on NBC in the 1980s which featured predominantly black casts – others included The Cosby Show, A Different World, and 227.


  6. thirtysomething
    #6

    thirtysomething (1987)

    2,936 views

    Thirtysomething (usually styled thirtysomething) is an American television drama created by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz for ABC. The series followed a group of Generation Jones (late end of the baby boomers) friends in their late thirties as they went about their daily lives. It told of Hope and Michael Steadman, their baby, Michael's cousin, his friend's family as well as Hope's childhood friend. The title of the show was designed as thirtysomething (with a lowercase "t") by Kathie Broyles, who combined the words of the original title, Thirty Something.


  7. American Dreams
    #7

    American Dreams (2002)

    2,929 views

    American Dreams is an American television drama program broadcast on the NBC television network, produced by Once A Frog and Dick Clark Productions in association with Universal Network Television and NBC Studios. The show tells the story of the Pryor family of Philadelphia during the mid-1960s. Season one takes place in 1963–64, season two in 1964–65, and season three in 1965–66.


  8. Strong Medicine
    #8

    Strong Medicine (2000)

    2,173 views

    Strong Medicine is a medical drama with a focus on feminist politics, health issues and class conflict, that aired on the Lifetime network from 2000 to 2006. The series was created and produced in part by comedian and activist Whoopi Goldberg, who made a couple of cameos in the series, and Tammy Ader. The series starring Janine Turner, Rosa Blasi, and Patricia Richardson. Strong Medicine was highest-rated original drama on basic cable in 2001.


  9. 'Til Death
    #9

    'Til Death (2006)

    1,638 views

    ’Til Death is an American sitcom which aired on the Fox network from September 7, 2006, to June 20, 2010. The series was created by husband and wife team Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, who were also the writers and executive producers. The show focuses on Eddie and Joy Stark (Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher), a couple married for 23 years who live in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


  10. Little Bill
    #10

    Little Bill (1999)

    1,170 views

    Little Bill is an American animated children's television series produced for Nick Jr. The stories are based on Bill Cosby's Little Bill book series, set in Philadelphia, and feature Bill Jr. learning a lesson or moral. It was developed through research and in consultation with a panel of educational consultants.


  11. Hack
    #11

    Hack (2002)

    1,147 views

    Hack is a television series that aired on the American CBS television network from 2002 to 2004. The show also aired in the United Kingdom on ITV3 and started on CBS Drama on February 10, 2015, in Australia on Network Ten and in France on M6. The final four episodes of the first season were never aired in the United Kingdom as ITV3 allowed their broadcast rights to lapse before they were shown. In the United States, the series was one of the last network scripted series to be scheduled during Saturday prime-time. The series was produced by The Thomas Carter Company, Pariah, Big Ticket Television and CBS Productions.


  12. Brotherly Love
    #12

    Brotherly Love (1995)

    837 views

    Brotherly Love is an American sitcom that ran from September 16, 1995 to April 1, 1996, on NBC, and then moved to The WB, where it aired from September 15, 1996 until May 18, 1997. The series was created by Jonathan Schmock and Jim Vallely, and produced by Witt/Thomas Productions in association with Touchstone Television (season 1) & Walt Disney Television (season 2). The primary focus of the series is on the relationship of three brothers, played by Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, and Andrew Lawrence.


  13. The Class
    #13

    The Class (2006)

    632 views

    The Class is a sitcom which originally ran on CBS from September 18, 2006 to March 5, 2007. The series followed the lives of eight very different alumni of the fictional Woodman Elementary School. The show was created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik's production company CraneKlarik in association with Warner Bros. Television.


  14. Parking Wars
    #14

    Parking Wars (2008)

    1,075 views

    Parking Wars is a reality television series which aired on the A&E television network. The program followed traffic enforcement employees as they ticket, "boot," and tow cars as part of their parking enforcement duties.


  15. Angie
    #15

    Angie (1979)

    689 views

    Angie is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast by the ABC network from February 2, 1979 to September 4, 1980. The series was created by Garry Marshall and Dale McRaven, and produced by Miller-Milkis Productions (Miller-Milkis-Boyett in season two) in association with Paramount Television.


  16. Instant Mom
    #16

    Instant Mom (2013)

    654 views

    Instant Mom is an American sitcom developed by Howard Michael Gould and starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict (also seen in Sister,Sister) as a stepmother of three children alongside her husband. The series airs on Nickelodeon and premiered on September 29, 2013, as part of the 2013–14 TV season; it produced the block's best debut ratings in the channel's history. On November 22, 2013, the series was renewed for a second season of 20 episodes (+3 unaired from Season 1). A third season is planned.


  17. Maybe This Time
    #17

    Maybe This Time (1995)

    392 views

    Maybe This Time is an American sitcom which aired on ABC from September 1995 to February 1996. It was created by Michael Jacobs and Bob Young.


  18. Brothers
    #18

    Brothers (1984)

    371 views

    Brothers is an American television sitcom that originally aired on the cable network Showtime from July 13, 1984 to May 5, 1989, totaling 115 episodes. It was produced by Gary Nardino Productions, in association with two separate divisions of Paramount Pictures: first by the Paramount Video division (1984–86) and by Paramount Television (1987–89). The show focuses on the three Waters brothers.


  19. Do No Harm
    #19

    Do No Harm (2013)

    307 views

    Do No Harm is an American drama that aired from January 31 through September 7, 2013, on NBC. The network placed a series order in May 2012. On November 12, 2012, NBC reduced its episode order for the series from 13 to 12 episodes, due to scheduling conflicts.


  20. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
    #20

    Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972)

    332 views

    Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is an animated series created, produced, and hosted (in live action bookends) by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including Fat Albert himself. Filmation was the production company for the series. The show premiered in 1972 and ran until 1985 (with new episodes being produced on an "on and off" basis during that time frame). The show, based on Cosby's remembrances of his childhood gang, centered on Albert (known for his catchphrase "Hey hey hey!"), and his friends.


  21. Bustin' Loose
    #21

    Bustin' Loose (1987)

    332 views

    Bustin' Loose is an American sitcom that was loosely based on the 1981 film of the same name starring Richard Pryor. The series premiered in first-run syndication in 1987 and lasted for a single season.


  22. How to Get Away with Murder
    #22

    How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

    2,944 views

    How to Get Away with Murder (sometimes abbreviated as HTGAWM) is an American television series that premiered on ABC on September 25, 2014. The series was created by Peter Nowalk, produced by Shonda Rhimes and distributed by ABC Studios.


  23. Philly
    #23

    Philly (2001)

    236 views

    Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire (Kim Delaney). It lasted a full season (2001–2002) and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, a move not commonly used in network promotion, for a series lasting only one season.


  24. Minor Adjustments
    #24

    Minor Adjustments (1995)

    219 views

    Minor Adjustments is an American television sitcom that aired NBC from September 16, 1995 until November 26, 1995, and on UPN from January 23, 1996 until June 4, 1996. The series starred stand-up comedian Rondell Sheridan in his first headlined TV series, as a child psychologist and family man who has a remarkable ability in connecting with his young patients. Sheridan co-created the series with Ken Estin and Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, and it was produced by Witt/Thomas Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.


  25. The Tony Randall Show
    #25

    The Tony Randall Show (1976)

    193 views

    The Tony Randall Show is an American television sitcom that debuted on September 23, 1976 and aired on ABC during its first season and on CBS for its second and final season.


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