Seeing Stars: Where the Movies Were Shot (on Location)



2016 - 2017

Filming locations of TV Shows,
Made-for-TV Movies & Music Videos.




"The Goldbergs"

So, where is the Goldberg family home?

There were actually two different Goldberg houses used for this 2014 sitcom.

They used one house for the pilot, but then switched
to a new house for the rest of the episodes.

Here is the blue & white house you're most likely to recognize,
in a scene where Barry has gotten stuck in the tree out front.



And here is a
Google StreetView of that house in real life - including the tree:


You'll find it at 3071 Earlmar Drive in west Los Angeles.
(that's in Cheviot Hills, between Culver City and Century City)

         

[Warning: this is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything to disturb the residents. ]




But for the first pilot episode only, they originally used
a brick house in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley:



You'll find that first one at 4545 Del Moreno Drive, in Woodland Hills.

Here's a Google StreetView of that pilot house.
(although the trees block most of the view)

[Warning: this is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything to disturb the residents. ]

For that same first episode of the Goldbergs, here are a few of the other locations:

    • The "House of Waffles", where Pops took Adam (to work on "Operation Waffle Girl"),
    • is actually a diner called Pann's, at 6710 S. La Tijera Blvd.  [StreetView]

    • Barry's unsuccessful driving lesson with his dad (& the resulting  traffic jam) was shot driving south down the 400 block of S. Myrtle Ave, in Monrovia, CA.  [StreetView]

    • When Pops crashes his car into a burger drive-thru: that was actually Jim's Burgers,
    • at 1901 E 1st Street (at State Street), in East Los Angeles.  [StreetView]





"Black-ish"


Another new ABC sitcom arriving in 2014 was "Black-ish
",
featuring another family trying to cope with life in the suburbs.


Like "the Goldbergs"
, they live in a "Leave It to Beaver"-style home, that is
TV's idea of the kind of house that middle-class families can afford:



    Not only does it somewhat resemble the Goldberg home, it too is located in the
    San Fernando Valley - about 10 miles east of the Goldberg place.  (In the real
    world of Los Angeles real estate, it would sell for over $2 million.)
    You'll find it at 4175 Sta
    nsbury Avenue, in Sherman Oaks, CA.

    Here is a Google StreetView of the home:



         

[Warning: this is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything to disturb the residents. ]








"Lethal Weapon
"

This Fox TV series is based on the hit movie franchise of the same
name, which starred Mel Gibson as a semi-crazy, suicidal cop
paired-up with a traditional family man (played by Danny Glover).


Perhaps the most memorable regular location on this series is the
colonial home of Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) and his family.


(Once again, one has to wonder how a guy on a police detective salary can
afford a home that is currently valued at over $2 million, especially when
his partner is sleeping in an old trailer on the beach.)

 
 

This is a real house, and you'll find it at
3816 Longridge Ave
, in Van Nuys, CA.


(That is in the Valley, in the  foothills between Studio City
on the east and Sherman Oaks on the west.)

Here is a Google StreetView of the home:


        

[Warning: this is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything to disturb the residents. ]





On the show, Riggs lives in a dilapidated trailer on the beach.

In the pilot and other early episodes, these beach trailer scenes
were filmed in the Redondo Beach/Palos Verdes area.

The cliff you see above is Abalone Cove, in Palos Verdes,
and the early scene where Riggs is washing his clothes on the beach
(and is assumed to be homeless by Maureen Cahill) was shot near
the border of Redondo Beach and Torrance Beach.

However, in later episodes some scenes were shot with his  trailer on
beaches in Malibu, and they shot at least one scene on Cabrillo Beach.

(But then again, I suppose that's the advantage of owning a truly
mobile home. Just don't try this yourself they don't allow people
to park their trailers on L.A.beaches in real life.)


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Here is a Google StreetView of the Redondo Beach/Torrance Beach border.
And here is a Google StreetView of Abalone Cove.

   





The brown building seen in the background, on the right side, is the Pacific Tower,
a 12-story brick high-rise built in 1923. You'll find it at 235 E Broadway, at  the
northeast corner of E. Broadway & Long Beach Blvd, in Long Beach, CA.

The view we see above is definitely looking west up E. Broadway, from just south
of Linden Ave, which should put her location somewhere around 510 E. Broadway.

That should mean that she is headed east on a cross-street like Atlantic.
However, the white building right next to her does not match anything in that area.

Considering that they needed to use green-screen for that simulated truck crash,
my assumption is that they merged a background scene of the truck heading
south on Broadway, with a close-up shot of Riggs' wife in a car somewhere else.


Here is a Google StreetView of the same background view up Broadway.

   





Fresh Off the Boat - Filming Locations

See the locations for the sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat".



The Good Place - Filming Locations

See the locations for the NBC sitcom "The Good Place".


Jane the Virgin - Filming Locations

See the locations for the sitcom "Jane the Virgin".


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Filming Locations

See the locations for the cult show "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend".


Agents of SHIELD - Filming Locations

See the locations for the show "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D".


Teen Wolf - Filming Locations

See a page of locations for the show "Teen Wolf".


Scandal - Filming Locations

See a page of locations for the show "Scandal".


Switched At Birth - Filming Locations

See a page of locations for the new
show "Switched at Birth"
The Fosters - Filming Locations

See a page of locations for the show
"The Fosters"



True Blood - Filming Locations

You can find the first five seasons' filming locations
for the HBO series
"TRUE BLOOD
" by clicking the image above.






Dexter - Filming Locations

You can find all the filming locations for all eight seasons of
the Showtime series
"DEXTER
" by clicking the image above.






             

* Locations marked by an asterisk (*) may be located in areas with high crime rates.
Exercise reasonable caution.


For information about watching TV sitcoms being taped live in the studio, see the separate page about getting tickets to live TV tapings.












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