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There are over 45 TV shows being taped at any one time in the New York City area. Most TV show tickets are free, but some shows will actually pay you to attend their taping, as these tapings can be slow and tedious. The pay to attend these types of shows is about $15/hour for about 8 hours of work. Some of the free TV show tapings can be hard to get, while other TV show tickets are abundant and are available any day of the week. Many TV shows come into New York City, book a TV studio and shoot a large amount of shows in a small period of time to minimize their studio costs. They may not return to tape again for several weeks. Other shows shoot every day and may be broadcast on that day, so they must maintain a permanent TV studio, EG The late night talk shows. Both types of these shows have free tickets which are available to the general public.
There are over 45 TV shows being taped at any one time in the New York City area. Most TV show tickets are free, but some shows will actually pay you to attend their taping, as these tapings can be slow and tedious. The pay to attend these types of shows is about $15/hour for about 8 hours of work. Some of the free TV show tapings can be hard to get, while other TV show tickets are abundant and are available any day of the week. Many TV shows come into New York City, book a TV studio and shoot a large amount of shows in a small period of time to minimize their studio costs. They may not return to tape again for several weeks. Other shows shoot every day and may be broadcast on that day, so they must maintain a permanent TV studio, EG The late night talk shows. Both types of these shows have free tickets which are available to the general public.

The $100,000 Pyramid

ABC Studio TV-2

Genre: Game Show
Duration: 3 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 14
Paid Gig: NO

A new incarnation of a classic TV show now with Michael Strahan as the host. Contestants compete in a game of word association to win $100,000.

50 Central

NEP Metropolis Studio 105

Genre: Sketch Comedy Show
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 8
Paid Gig: NO

A BET TV show hosted by the rapper, actor and businessman Curtis James Jackson III, who is better known as 50 Cent.

Always Late with Katie Nolan

Always Late with Katie Nolan

ESPN Studios

Genre: Late-night sports comedy
Duration: 1 Hr
Tapings Per Week: 1
Paid Gig: NO

"Always Late with Katie Nolan" is a weekly late night show similar in format to “Last Week Tonight” and “The Daily Show,” but with a sports leaning.

Anderson Cooper 360

Time Warner Center

Genre: News TV show
Duration: 1 hr
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

Anderson Cooper 360 is television news show broadcast on CNN. Anderson Cooper hosts the show from CNN's Studios at the Time Warner Center in New York City.

AOL Build Show

AOL Headquarters

Genre: Talk Show/Interview
Duration: 2 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 10-12
Paid Gig: $60

The AOL Build Show is one-on-one interview show with a variety of guests including actors, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other notables in pop culture.

Beat Bobby Flay

Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages

Genre: Cooking Competition Show
Duration: 6 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 0
Paid Gig: $65

Beat Bobby Flay is a cross between a friendly cooking competition and a reality television show. The Food Network produces the show while Bobby Flay hosts.

CBS This Morning

CBS Broadcast Center 524

Genre: News Program
Duration: 2 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 6
Paid Gig: NO

Once a soft-news lifestyle format morning show, CBS This Morning is now a hard-news TV show. As ratings rise and fall, the show adjusts its news format.

CenterStage

AMV Unitel Studio 57

Genre: Interview
Duration: 1 hr
Tapings Per Week: 20 shows a year
Paid Gig: NO

CenterStage is an hour long, one-on-one interview TV show hosted by Michael Kay. The audience gets an intimate level of access to athletes and celebrities.

CNN Quiz Show with Anderson Cooper

Time Warner Center

Genre: TV Game Show
Duration:
Tapings Per Week: 10 shows per year
Paid Gig: NO

The CNN Quiz Show is hosted by Anderson Cooper and features CNN anchors as contestants. In this game show contestants answer trivia-like questions.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Daily Show Studios

Genre: Political Satire
Duration: 30-60 min
Tapings Per Week: 4
Paid Gig: NO

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is a satirical news program airing late nights on Comedy Central. Noah has hosted the show since Jon Stewart left in 2015.

Dr Oz

ABC Studio TV-1

Genre: Daytime Talk Show
Duration: 2 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 6
Paid Gig: NO

The Dr. Oz Show is a daytime health and wellness talk show. The show consists of interviews with fitness specialists and discussions about the human body.

Fox & Friends

FOX Studios - Studio J

Genre: Talk Show/News Program
Duration: 3 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

Fox and Friends is a morning news TV show consisting of celebrity interviews and right-wing political discussions based on current events.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

CBS Studio 528 B

Genre: Comedy/News/Talk Show
Duration: 2 hours
Tapings Per Week: 1
Paid Gig: NO

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is a late-night comedy series that offers a satirical take on news that are often neglected by traditional media outlets.

Good Morning America GMA

Good Morning America GMA

ABC Times Square Studios

Genre: Morning News Show
Duration: 2 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

Good Morning America (GMA) is a two hour morning show that is a combination of news, interviews, weather, human interest and pop culture segments.

Grace vs. Abrams

ABC Times Square Studios

Genre: Political Talk Show
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 2 shows per month
Paid Gig: NO

Grace Vs. Abrams is a debate show hosted by legal analysts Nancy Grace and Dan Abrams. The hosts and the live studio audience debate infamous legal cases.

The Greg Gutfeld Show

FOX Studios - Studio B

Genre: Political Satire
Duration: 1 hr
Tapings Per Week: 1
Paid Gig: NO

The Greg Gutfeld Show, is a news show, with a satirical comedic tilt hosted by Fox News personality Greg Gutfeld, who mocks the left throughout the show.

Inside The Actors Studio

Michael Schimmel Center

Genre: Talk Show
Duration: 1-5 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 1
Paid Gig: NO

Inside the Actors Studio is an intimate talk show hosted by James Lipton. Celebrities sit down and speak in depth about their work and life experiences.

Judge Jerry Springer

Rich Forum Theatre

Genre: Court program
Duration: 30 Minutes
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

Jerry Springers new daily show "Judge Jerry Springer" is set in a court room where Springer returns to his first profession in law.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

CBS Studio 528 B

Genre: Comedy/Political Satire/Talk Show
Duration: 30 min
Tapings Per Week: 1
Paid Gig: NO

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver couples comedy and real political issues. Oliver and his news team introduce and discuss issues in a satirical manner.

Late Night with Seth Meyers

NBC Studio 8G

Genre: Comedy/Talk Show
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Tapings Per Week: 4
Paid Gig: NO

Late Night with Seth Meyers is a late night talk show made up of celebrity interviews, on-screen games, musical guests and an opening monologue.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Ed Sullivan Theater

Genre: News/Political Satire
Duration: 1 hr
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

Stephen Colbert now hosts The Late Show, a late night talk show filled with celebrity interviews, skits, games, and Colbert’s opening monologue.

Lip Sync Battle

ABC Studio TV-1

Genre: Entertainment
Duration: 2 Hours
Tapings Per Week: 4
Paid Gig: NO

Lip Sync Battle is a lip sync miming challenge TV show hosted by celebrities LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen on Spike TV

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Live with Kelly & Ryan

ABC Studio 7 Lincoln

Genre: Talk Show
Duration: 1 hr
Tapings Per Week: 4 or 5
Paid Gig: NO

Live with Kelly and Ryan is a morning talk show consisting of celebrity interviews, musical guests and games, and is hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest

Mad Money

CNBC Inc

Genre: Talk Show/Investment
Duration: 1 hr
Tapings Per Week: 5
Paid Gig: NO

Mad Money is a TV program focused on financial advice, especially on how to play the stock market. Jim Cramer hosts this atypical financial advice show.