Record 23 TV Shows Filming in NYC

Sunday, Jul 31, 2011  |  Updated 8:20 PM EDT
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Record 23 TV Shows Filming in NYC

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NBC's new series "Smash" starring Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty will be filming in New York City.

Anyone who wants a glimpse of New York City can probably just turn on their TV.

A record number of small-screen shows are filming on the streets of the Big Apple, with 23 shows planning shoots starting in August.

Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, says that because of high demand for certain neighborhoods like the Upper West Side the office helps shows find alternate locations that look like the sought-after spots.

Among the shows filming in New York are ABC's "Pan Am," a 1960s drama about stewardesses starring Christina Ricci, HBO's Judd Apatow comedy "Girls," and NBC's "Smash," about the creation of a Broadway musical.

New York City's entertainment industry employs over 100,000 New Yorkers and contributes approximately $5 billion to the local economy each year.

The complete list of television shows filming in New York City, provided to NBC New York by the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, are:

New Series
• "The 2-2" (CBS)
• "A Gifted Man" (CBS)
• "Girls" (HBO)
• "I Just Want My Pants Back" (HBO)
• "Pan Am" (ABC)
• "Person of Interest" (CBS)
• "Smash" (NBC)
• "Unforgettable" (CBS)

Returning Series
• "30 Rock" (NBC)
• "Blue Bloods" (CBS)
• "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
• "Bored to Death" (HBO)
• "Damages" (DirecTV)
• "The Good Wife" (CBS)
• "Gossip Girl" (The CW)
• "How to Make It in America" (HBO)
• "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
• "Louie" (FX)
• "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
• "Rescue Me" (FX)
• "Royal Pains" (USA)
• "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
• "White Collar" (USA)

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