Small Towns Featured in TV Series
Some of my favorite TV series have been set in small towns (mostly fictional towns). One of my all-time favorites was Northern Exposure, a CBS dramedy set in Cicely, Alaska. Another was Gilmore Girls, a WB drama set in Stars Hollow, Connecticut (now featured in a new short series on Netflix).One of my all-time favorite TV series was Northern Exposure, a CBS dramedy set in Cicely, Alaska. Click To Tweet
With most of these shows, the town was as much of a character as all the strange and wonderful people who dwelled in the town.
Cedar Cove — Hallmark Channel drama set in Cedar Cove, Washington (fictional).
Eureka — SYFY science fiction drama set in Eureka, Oregon (fictional).
Evening Shade — CBS comedy set in Evening Shade, Arkansas (fictional)
Everwood — WB drama set in Everwood, Colorado (fictional).
Friday Night Lights — NBC drama set in Dillon, Texas (fictional), but based on the book and movie set in Odessa.
Gilmore Girls — WB drama set in Stars Hollow, Connecticut (fictional).
Granite Flats — BYUtv mystery set in Granite Flats, Colorado (fictional).
Haven — Syfy fantasy show set in Haven, Maine (fictional).
Longmire — A&E crime drama set in Absaroka County and Durand, Nebraska.
Men in Trees — ABC romantic comedy set in Elmo, Alaska (fictional).
Murder, She Wrote — CBS crime drama set in Cabot Cove, Maine (fictional).
Northern Exposure — CBS dramedy set in Cicely, Alaska (fictional).
Once Upon a Time — ABC fantasy drama set in Storybrooke, Maine (fictional).
Pretty Little Liars — ABC Family drama set in Rosewood, Pennsylvania (fictional).
Roswell — WB fantasy drama set in Roswell, New Mexico.
Royal Pains — USA drama set in the Hamptons, New York.
True Blood — HBO vampire drama set in Bon Temps, Louisiana (fictional).
Twin Peaks — ABC crime drama set in Twin Peaks, Washington (fictional).
Under the Dome — CBS fantasy drama set in Chester’s Mill, Maine (fictional).
The Vampire Diaries — CW fantasy drama set in Mystic Falls, Virginia (fictional).
Wayward Pines — Fox horror thriller set in Wayward Pines, Idaho (fictional).
Of course, there were many other TV series set in small towns but in most of those cases, the town played a small role. This is especially true of the many westerns which have been set in small towns (Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, Wyatt Earp, etc.).Love this new TV show: Wayward Pines — Fox horror thriller set in Wayward Pines, Idaho. Click To Tweet