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I Heart NY: Guess the Fake Apples! (Updated with Answers) - Featured

In honor of this week's return of not one, but two TV series - 30 Rock and Ugly Betty - that are set in New York City, SideReel is celebrating the Big Apple!

Earlier, SideReel's Kendra shared her Top 10 Favorite New York Shows.

But now we're going to blow your mind. Just because a series is set in New York does not actually mean that it is filmed there! we're challenging you to identify those Fake Apples! Which of the 10 "New York" series in the image above are not actually filmed in New York? Which shows have had you fooled? We'll give you a hint: 5 of the above series are/were actually filmed in NY and 5 were not.

Can you pick out the fake Apples? Without usage of Wikipedia (because that's no fun...), guess which of the 5 NY series are actually filmed elsewhere (meaning Los Angeles). We'll reveal the answers tomorrow afternoon.

And now for your answers:

In reality, it's more like 5.5 shows that have utilized Fake Apples, since as some of you pointed out, Ugly Betty filmed in LA until last season.

The other shows not filmed in New York include How I Met Your Mother, Seinfeld, Friends, Mad Men and Heroes (some may have some external or overhead shots taken in NY - like the restaurant in Seinfeld - but the primary filming for all of these shows takes place in LA).

Surprised by any of these? Thanks for participating!


| 11:33 EDT, 15 Oct, 2009
I got them all right! I don't know how I watch only 4 of them?
| 09:33 EDT, 15 Oct, 2009
I got 1 wrong I said GoosipGirlbut it was Mad Men
| 01:27 EDT, 15 Oct, 2009
| 00:23 EDT, 15 Oct, 2009
Heroes, ugly betty, 30 rock, how i met your mother, ugly betty
| 22:48 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
i no 4 sure that seinfeld def isnt filmed in ny. im goin to go with himym, friends, heroes nd mad men aswell not filmed in ny. i guess
| 17:36 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
Heroes, HIMYM, Friends, Mad Men and 30 Rock are my guesses
| 17:09 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
Heroes, Ugly Betty, How I Met Your Mother, Mad Men, and Rescue me. I think those are in L.A
| 16:57 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
friends, seinfeld, how i met your mother, heroes, mad men.ugly betty was originally filmed in l.a. but is now filmed in new york.
| 16:05 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
Filmed in NY - 30 rock, Ugly Betty, Gossip Girls, Sex and the city, Rescue me I hope I'm right!
| 15:28 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
Friends, How i met your mother, 30 rock, heroes and rescue me.. i'm only sure on friends though
| 14:55 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
gossip girl and sex and the city where definitely filmed in new york!!!! you have to have never been to new york and never seen the shows to think that they weren't. friends, mad men, heroes, and guesses... part of seinfeld was filmed in california, and probably how i met your mother.
| 13:58 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
How I Met Your Mother, Friends, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock and Sex in the City were all Filmed in New York!The rest are probably in California!
| 13:12 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
the only thing I'm sure of is Friends.. the next 4 are all guesses: How I Met Your Mother, Seinfeld, Ugly Betty, Rescue Me
| 12:54 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
oh, my list is the ones I think WERE filmed in New York. Not the "fake apples"
| 12:52 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
my original guesses were: Friends, Sex and the City, 30 Rock, Rescue me, and currently Ugly Betty (cos they have a lot more outdoors scenes around the city now) Since making my guesses, I've checked so I know which were :P
| 12:20 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
Heroes, Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother, Rescue Me, Friends
| 12:11 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
LA: Friends, Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, Rescue Me The rest (Gossip Girl, SATC, Ugly Betty, 30 Rock, Seinfeld) are filmed in NYC FOR SURE because I've seen them filming...
| 12:04 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
filmed in new york - 30 rock, sex and the city, gossip girl, rescue me, seinfeld. filmed elsewhere - friends, ugly betty, mad men, how i met your mother, heroes.
| 10:40 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
So the fakes include Sex and the City, Seinfeld, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, and Mad Men
| 09:40 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
It has to be Heroes,Friends,How I Met Your Mother,Seinfeld and Gossip Girl
| 07:19 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
i think gossip girl, seinfeld, 30 Rock , Sex in the City and Ugly Betty.
| 07:08 EDT, 14 Oct, 2009
Sex and the city, Friends,rescue me,himym,seinfeld
| 22:43 EDT, 13 Oct, 2009
heroes, gossip girl, mad men, Seinfeld, and ugly Betty aren't filmed in New York
| 22:12 EDT, 13 Oct, 2009
sex and the city,ugly betty,gossip girl,30 ,rescue me;new york himym,heroes,seinfeld,mad men,friends;fake new york
| 20:00 EDT, 13 Oct, 2009
I know Heroes is filmed in LA. And I'm gonna guess...How I Met Your Mother, Mad Men, Friends, and...I dunno. Seinfeld?
| 19:53 EDT, 13 Oct, 2009
i think the ones shot in new york areugly betty, gossip girl, sex in the city, seinfeld, 30 rock
| 19:38 EDT, 13 Oct, 2009
Heroes, Mad Men, Seinfeld, How I Met Your Mother, and Friends?I know Ugly Betty used to be filmed in LA, but they changed that in season 3, right?

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