The Best New York TV Shows on IMDb TV
Finding a good New York TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best New York TV shows of all time streaming on IMDb TV.
What it's about: Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced by DreamWorks Television and Universal Television. The series revolves around a fictional New York theater community and specifically the creation of a new Broadway musical. It features a large ensemble cast, led by Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, and Anjelica Huston. The show debuted on February 6, 2012, and its first season ended on May 14, 2012. Its second and final season premiered on February 5, 2013 and ended on May 26, 2013. NBC announced a change in their lineup in March 2013 and moved the show to Saturdays starting April 6, 2013. The series was officially cancelled on May 10, 2013. Second and final season executive producer/show runner Josh Safran said the final episode of season two would work as a series finale, should the series not be renewed.The series, particularly the pilot episode, enjoyed some critical success. The first season received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography amongst 4 nominations. The series was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Where to Watch: 32 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV & NBC). 32 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
What it's about: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit after her former boyfriend and partner asks for help with solving a case. The move allows her to try to find out the one thing she has been unable to remember, which is what happened the day her sister was murdered.
Where to Watch: 5 episodes (8%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV). 62 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
3. Grounded for Life
What it's about: Right out of high school, Sean Finnerty got his girlfriend Claudia pregnant. Now she’s his wife, and at just 32, he’s somehow found himself with 14-year-old daughter Lily, two little boys, and a constant struggle between his need to be responsible and his desperate desire to be irresponsible. His judgmental father Walt and devil-may-care brother Eddie are no help at all. When they all get together, stories always start to fly. Of course, Sean’s family will never let him finish a story; they interrupt, they debate, they derail, they defend themselves; just like any good family would.
Where to Watch: 91 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 4 others). 39 episodes (43%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla). 89 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).
4. Family Affair
What it's about: Family Affair is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 12, 1966 to September 9, 1971. The series explored the trials of well-to-do civil engineer and bachelor Bill Davis as he attempted to raise his brother's orphaned children in his luxury New York City apartment. Davis' traditional English gentleman's gentleman, Mr. Giles French, also had adjustments to make as he became saddled with the responsibility of caring for 15-year-old Cissy and the 6-year-old twins, Jody and Buffy. The show ran for 138 episodes. Family Affair was created and produced by Don Fedderson, also known for My Three Sons and The Millionaire.
Where to Watch: 138 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & IMDb TV). 136 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 138 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).