30 Television Shows that Took Place in Michigan

By: Jon Corrigan

We’ve had our fair-share of Michigan-based television shows over the years. Many were short-lived, but a few actually became hits.

How many do you remember?

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8 Simple Rules
• 3 seasons (2002 to 2005)
• Aired on ABC
• Set in Metro Detroit

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Across the River to Motor City
• 1 season (2007)
• Set in Detroit and Windsor, Ontario

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All-American Muslim
• 1 season (2012)
• Aired on TLC
• Set in Dearborn, MI

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Animal Cops: Detroit
• 4 seasons (2002 to 2006)
• Aired on Animal Planet
• Set in Detroit

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Ash vs. Evil Dead
• 3 season (2015 to present)
• Airs on Starz
• Set in Michigan

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Battle Creek
• 1 season (2015)
• Aired on CBS
• Set in Battle Creek, MI

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Blade: The Series
• 1 season (2006)
• Aired on Spike TV
• Set in Detroit

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Buddies
• 1 season (1996)
• Aired on ABC
• Set in Detroit

(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GQ)

(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GQ)

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Detroit 1-8-7
• 1 season (2010 to 2011)
• Aired on ABC
• Set in Detroit

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The Fitzpatricks
• 1 season (1977 to 1978)
• Aired on CBS
• Set in Flint, MI

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Freaks and Geeks
• 1 season (1999 to 2000)
• Aired on NBC
• Chippewa, MI (a fictional Detroit suburb)

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God, the Devil and Bob
• 1 season (2000)
• Aired on NBC and Cartoon Network
• Set in Detroit

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Hardcore Pawn
• 9 seasons (2009 to present)
• Airs on truTV
• Set in Detroit

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Home Improvement
• 8 seasons (1991 to 1999)
• Aired on ABC
• Set in Metro Detroit

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Hung
• 3 seasons (2009 to 2011)
• Aired on HBO
• Set in metro Detroit

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The Incredible Dr. Pol
• 8 seasons (2011 to present)
• Airs on Nat Geo Wild
• Set in Weidman, MI

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Low Winter Sun
• 1 season (2013)
• Aired on AMC
• Set in Detroit

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Martin
• 5 seasons (1992 to 1997)
• Aired on FOX
• Set in Detroit

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Motorcity
• 1 seasons (2012 to 2013)
• Aired on Disney XD
• Set in (a futuristic) Detroit

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Muddling Through
• 1 season (1994)
• Aired on CBS
• Set in rural Michigan

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Noodle and Doodle
• 2 seasons (2010 to 2013)
• Aired on NBC Kids and Sprout
• Set in west Michigan

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Rhythm & Blues –
• 1 season (1992)
• Aired on NBC
• Set in Detroit

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Rita Rocks
• 2 seasons (2008 to 2009)
• Aired on Lifetime
• Set in Metro Detroit

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Robocop: The Series
• 1 season (1994)
• Aired on CTV
• Set in Detroit

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Run of the House
• 1 season (2003 to 2004)
• Aired on The WB
• Set in Grand Rapids

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Sister Sister
• 6 seasons (1994 to 1999)
• Aired on ABC and The WB
• Set in Metro Detroit

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Soul Man
• 2 seasons (1997 to 1998)
• Aired on ABC
• Set in Royal Oak

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Transformers: Animated
• 3 seasons (2007 to 2009)
• Aired on Cartoon Network
• Set in Detroit

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Undateable
• 3 seasons (2014 to 2016)
• Airs on NBC
• Set in Ferndale

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Vixen
• 1 season (2015 to present)
• Airs on CW Seed
• Set in Detroit

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