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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).

Hart of Dixie TV seriesHart of Dixie — CW romantic drama set in Bluebell, Alabama (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

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John Kremer is the author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books and webmaster at the BookMarketingBestsellers and BookMarket.com websites.

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