Quick: Which of these police shows doesn't take place in California?

When it comes to television crime shows, it appears that the most dangerous, villainous criminals in the country appear to live in California.

Think about it – you're hard-pressed to find a police sitcom or drama that doesn't take place on the west coast. So, we've compiled a list of police drama and we're curious to see if you can spot the show amongst these that does not take place in California!

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  1. Which of these police shows does not take place in California?

Quick: Which of these police shows doesn't take place in California?

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Cowgirl 5 months ago
You picked Magnum P.I.
Well done! Magnum P.I. takes place in Hawaii, unlike these other California dreamers. Well done!
That was an easy one.
VondaPhipps 8 months ago
Quick: Which of these police shows doesn't take place in California?
You picked Magnum P.I.
Well done! Magnum P.I. takes place in Hawaii, unlike these other California dreamers. Well done!
papaC62 8 months ago
5seconds...one question....lol
JERRY6 8 months ago
starsky and magnum but only lets you choose one
Geronimo JERRY6 8 months ago
No, Starky and Hutch was filmed in Southern California
John 8 months ago
I actually was looking for the trick in this question and wondered if any other shows than Magnum was out of California and maybe in New York or Chicago.
KariManviller 8 months ago
I could have made a better one. Add Barney Miller, Gunsmoke, Hill Street Blues, Barrette, 99 Men, etc. Then you could have more Questions and shorter list, 4 or 5 options.
gene 8 months ago
i would like to know who the program directer is. flintstones really, mash, tags, enough is enough, move some of the over night shows to when people are awake. just my opinion.
WILD 8 months ago
You picked Magnum P.I.
Well done! Magnum P.I. takes place in Hawaii, unlike these other California dreamers. Well done!
Igaveyoumyfakename 8 months ago
Why do so many crime shows take place in California? Well, when you shoot the show on location in California (not in a studio), and it's filled with shots of clearly identifiable California landmarks, it's kind of hard to convince the viewer that the show is based anywhere else. It's just easier to stick with saying the show takes place in California.
cperrynaples 8 months ago
BTW, did it occur to you that technically Magnum PI is an invalid answer because as the title says he's a Private Investigator [formerly Navy Intelligence officer] and NOT a policeman? Barnaby Jones and Jim Rockford are also PIs, so they don't qualify either!
Lillyrose 8 months ago
I got the answer right on the first try. I remembered that Magnum P.I. took place in Hawaii. I used to like Magnum P.I. back in the '80's. I haven't seen it since then.
booster 8 months ago
Got it on the first try. Remember when Tom Selleck got his start as private investigator Lance White, on the "Rockford Files"?
HopeChinWah 8 months ago
I got on the first try. Lucky guess, never watched strike Force, never heard of it.
Jeffrey 8 months ago
they coulda done "car 54 where are you" too - BUT NO - a classic show for the ME-TV network - NOOOOOOOOO we get mamas family and saved by the bell -(bovine refuse)
RobCertSDSCascap Jeffrey 8 months ago
Hey! Leave Mark-Paul Goose Lard alone.
DouglasMorris 8 months ago
I got: Magnum P.I. right! the show was filmed in Hawaii! that was an easy quiz.
Jeremy 8 months ago
The moment I saw Magnum, P.I. I knew.
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