Men in Trees is a romantic comedy-drama television series starring Anne Heche. The series is centered around relationship coach Marin Frist's misadventures upon relocation to the fictional town of Elmo, Alaska. The premise shows at least superficial similarities to the HBO television series Sex and the City (on which series creator Jenny Bicks was a co-executive producer), which also featured a romantically-oriented, female writer. The protagonist's apparent "fish-out-of-water" feeling in a remote, small, Alaskan town can be likened to CBS's Northern Exposure. The protagonists in both series are New Yorkers thrust into small town Alaska societies. Filming for the series is based in Squamish, British Columbia, home of Quest University Canada.