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!

So...today 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!



Oct 13, 2009 7:38PM EDT

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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Oct 13, 2009 7:53PM EDT

i think the ones shot in new york areugly betty, gossip girl, sex in the city, seinfeld, 30 rock

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Oct 13, 2009 8:00PM EDT

I know Heroes is filmed in LA. And I'm gonna guess...How I Met Your Mother, Mad Men, Friends, and...I dunno. Seinfeld?

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Oct 13, 2009 10:12PM EDT

sex and the city,ugly betty,gossip girl,30 ,rescue me;new york
himym,heroes,seinfeld,mad men,friends;fake new york

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Oct 13, 2009 10:43PM EDT

heroes, gossip girl, mad men, Seinfeld, and ugly Betty aren't filmed in New York

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Oct 14, 2009 7:08AM EDT

Sex and the city, Friends,rescue me,himym,seinfeld

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Oct 14, 2009 7:19AM EDT

i think gossip girl, seinfeld, 30 Rock , Sex in the City and Ugly Betty.

Oct 14, 2009 9:40AM EDT

It has to be Heroes,Friends,How I Met Your Mother,Seinfeld and Gossip Girl

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Oct 14, 2009 10:40AM EDT

So the fakes include Sex and the City, Seinfeld, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, and Mad Men

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Oct 14, 2009 12:04PM EDT

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.

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Oct 14, 2009 12:11PM EDT

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...

Oct 14, 2009 12:20PM EDT

Heroes, Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother, Rescue Me, Friends

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Oct 14, 2009 12:52PM EDT

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

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Oct 14, 2009 12:54PM EDT

oh, my list is the ones I think WERE filmed in New York. Not the "fake apples"

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Oct 14, 2009 1:12PM EDT

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

Oct 14, 2009 1:58PM EDT

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!

Oct 14, 2009 2:55PM EDT

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.

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Oct 14, 2009 3:28PM EDT

Friends, How i met your mother, 30 rock, heroes and rescue me.. i'm only sure on friends though

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Oct 14, 2009 4:05PM EDT

Filmed in NY - 30 rock, Ugly Betty, Gossip Girls, Sex and the city, Rescue me
I hope I'm right!

Oct 14, 2009 4:57PM EDT

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.

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Oct 14, 2009 5:09PM EDT

Heroes, Ugly Betty, How I Met Your Mother, Mad Men, and Rescue me. I think those are in L.A

Oct 14, 2009 5:36PM EDT

Heroes, HIMYM, Friends, Mad Men and 30 Rock are my guesses

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Oct 14, 2009 10:48PM EDT

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

Oct 15, 2009 12:23AM EDT

Heroes, ugly betty, 30 rock, how i met your mother, ugly betty

Oct 15, 2009 1:27AM EDT


Oct 15, 2009 9:33AM EDT

I got 1 wrong I said GoosipGirlbut it was Mad Men

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Oct 15, 2009 11:33AM EDT

I got them all right! I don't know how I watch only 4 of them?

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