MAP: The Most Popular TV Shows Set in Each State

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Dec. 23 2013 1:15 PM

This Map Shows the Most Popular TV Show Set in Each State

This post originally appeared in Business Insider.

We've already found the most famous book in every state. But what about your favorite TV shows? Earlier this year, we ran a map from Reddit user SomeGuyFromCanada listing the most significant shows set in every state. We weren’t happy with all of the selections (no “Breaking Bad” or “Happy Days”?) so we hit the books to discover the shows representative of our nation. 

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To qualify, we looked at television series as opposed to reality shows.* Selections were based on each show’s longevity, audience and critical acclaim using info from IMDB/Metacritic, awards, and lasting impact on American culture and television. Obviously, some states (California, New York) were more difficult to choose than others.

Click here to learn more about each show.

*When there wasn't a famous enough series to choose from, we selected a more popular reality show. That happens once on this list (IA).

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Kirsten Acuna is an associate editor at Business Insider. Follow her on Twitter.