When it comes to finding a location to set up a big Hollywood production, as a lifelong resident of Indiana, I think it's safe to say our little piece of America isn't the most glamourous backdrop for a story. When an aggressive alien race shows up looking to take over Earth, they don't target Evansville, Fort Wayne, or South Bend. With that said, we're not completely left out in the cold when it comes to providing a location for writers to base a story on.

While we don't offer the sprawling metropolises of New York City or Los Angeles, we do offer small-town backdrops for blue-collar characters just working day-to-day trying to make ends meet. Shows set in the Hoosier State don't typically feature genius tech billionaires who have invented something that will revolutionize the world but could also destroy it if it were to fall into the wrong hands. Instead, the shows are centered around the widower who barely scrapes by at his factory job while trying to connect with his kids and wondering if he'll ever find love again. You know, "real people" stories.

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Out of curiosity, I decided to see just how many TV shows have been set here in our home state, and it turns out there are more than I thought.

Television Shows Set in Indiana

From comedies to dramas to reality television, to arguably one of the most popular science-fiction series ever created, Indiana has had its fair share of Hollywood productions use a location in the state to serve as a "home base," if you will, for its story. Some of these you've likely never heard of, and some you may be a massive fan of.

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