Since the recent official confirmation by NBC folks here including City politicians have been talking excitedly about the return to New York City of The Tonight Show with new host Jimmy Fallon. The show, which will move cross country from Burbank CA to take up residency in NYC next year after NBC wraps up its coverage of 2014 Winter Olympics, will be yet another of many TV shows recorded and broadcast out of New York. As well as Fallon's current show (Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on NBC) other live studio TV shows made in New York City include Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart (John Oliver will take over this summer when Stewart takes a break) and Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, Dr Oz, The Early Show, Good Morning America, The View, The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and The Rachael Ray Show - to name but some of the long list.
Then there are the numerous comedy and drama TV shows shot in NYC including NBC's long running popular series Law and Order SUV, CBS's Elementary and Person of Interest, HBO's Girls and Empire Boardwalk, and FX's The Americans - to name-check but a few. Add to that the return of MTV's VMA's this year when it will be broadcast for the first time out of Brooklyn's Barclay Center on August 25th - after being held/broadcast out of LA the past two years. In short a lot of TV shows are already shot in New York and that number is exponentially growing. Part of the reason for the increasing number of TV shows being made in New York has to do with - you guessed it - money; namely the attractive tax breaks that the State and City of New York offer television producers. Couple that with ample facilities for TV (and film) producers, not to mention NYC's famous backdrops and locations, and you have a winning formula for New York as the perfect location for television shows.