It's always great when Colorado gets a shout-out on TV! We want everybody to see how great our state is, right? Here's our list of TV shows set in Colorado.
Mork & Mindy
"Nanu nanu!" Robin Williams played beloved alien Mork, whose spaceship landed in none other than our very own Boulder. Mork & Mindy
aired from September 1978 to May 1982.
doesn't even try to hide its blatant Colorado setting! The boys live in the fictional mountain town of South Park, and the show makes frequent references to Colorado landmarks and inside jokes (Casa Bonita episode, anyone?). It debuted on Comedy Central in August 1997, and 20 years later, it's still going strong.
I've gotta be honest. I watched all six seasons of NBC's hilarious and quirky Community
(September 2009 to June 2015) and never caught on to the fact that Greendale Community College was set in Colorado.
ABC's primetime soap opera was centered around a wealthy family living in Denver. The show aired from January 1981 to May 1989. It was recently announced
that a reboot is in the works over at The CW, though there's no word on whether or not that one will be based in Denver, too.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
CBS's western drama series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
delighted fans for six seasons (January 1993 through May 1998). It centered around a Boston female physician (Jane Seymour) who heads west and settles in Colorado Springs to set up her practice.
Last Man Standing
Tim Allen starred in this sit-com which revolved around an executive of an outdoor sporting goods chain (how very "Colorado" of them!) and his family. The Baxter fam, which consists of Allen's character, wife, and three daughters, live in Denver. The show aired on ABC from October 2011 until March 2017. Last we heard, show execs were shopping the show around to other networks
! (Fingers crossed!)
Were there some Colorado-based TV shows we missed? Let us know in the comments!