Took this from Time Out New York’s March 25-31 issue. It lists a bunch of TV shows which film in NYC for anyone going to 5 of 5 who might be interested.
Get on set without the wait
Mug for the camera, hang with Snoop Dogg and score lavish swag while those poor saps wait months for SNL tickets. By Cristina Velocci
106 & Park
530 W 57th St between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
When It Tapes: The schedule varies, but it’s usually Monday at 1:30 and 6pm and Wednesday through Friday at 6pm. Audience members must arrive an hour and a half before taping begins.
How To Get Tickets: Request up to four tickets online, or by emailing email@example.com
Why Go: TRL may be gone, but you can still get your countdown fix of the top ten rap and R&B music videos. Hosts Rosci and Terrence J keep things rowdy for big-name guests like Estelle and Snoop Dogg.
The Dr Oz Show
NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza beween 49th and 50th Sts, studio 6A
When It Tapes: At 10am and 3pm 3 days a week; specific days vary. Guests must arrive an hour and a half before taping begins.
How To Get Tickets: Request up to four tickets about three weeks in advance by calling 212-664-3056 between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. Friday tapings generally go the fastest
Why Go: One of the producers may contact you beforehand and invite you to ask Dr Oz a health question on the show. You also have a one-in-200 chance of being picked at random to be Dr Oz’s assistant of the day.
Good Morning America
1500 Broadway at 44th St
When It Tapes: Live Monday through Friday from 7am to 9am. Audience members must arrive at the guest line no later than 6:45am
How To Get Tickets: You can request up to 15 tickets online. If you are a guest in September, January or February, you will almost always get in.
Why Go: Sam Champion, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Juju Chang aren’t the only people you’ll wake up with: Recent guests have included Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce and Jessica Simpson.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
NBCStudios 30 Rockefeller Plaza between 49th and 50th Sts, studio 6B
When It Tapes: Monday through Friday at 5:30pm. The audience must arrive no later than 4:15p,
How To Get Tickets: Request up to four tickets one month in advance by calling 212-664-3056. Tickets are gone within two weeks (and even more quickly during the summer months)
Why Go: You can sign up online to sit in the Band Benches, those selected will surround the night’s musical guests as they perform
Late Show with David Letterman
1697 Broadway between 53rd and 54th Sts
When It Tapes: Monday at 3:30 and 6pm and Tuesday through Thursday at 4:30pm. Guests must arrive at the studio one hour before taping
How To Get Tickets: Submit your request online up to one month in advance and answer a David Letterman trivia question correctly to snag two tickets (answer wrong and get none) Flexibility with dates will increase your chances.
Why Go: Letterman often draws upon the preshow Q&A for his opening monologue, slipping in an inside reference to a conversation with an audience member
The Martha Stewart Show
221 W 26th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves
When It Tapes: Typically, Tuesday through Thursday at 10am and 2pm. Guests must arrive an hour and a half prior
How To Get Tickets: You can request up to 4 tickets online about a month in advance
Why Go: Martha’s star power guarantees top-notch guests (she’s baked with Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley) and swag (like $100 Lululemon gift card and a trip to South Africa)
The People’s Court
401 Fifth Ave at 37th St eighth floor
When It Tapes: Tuesday through Thursday at 10am and 2pm , September through June. Audience members should arrive a half hour before taping begins
How To Get Tickets: You can request up to four tickets on month in advance by calling 888-780-8587, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Go: After Judge Marilyn Milan is done sassing whiny defendants in actual small-claims court cases, she greets the courtroom audience and answers legal questions.
The Wendy Williams Show
433 W 53rd St between Ninth and Tenth Aves
When It Tapes: Live Monday through Thursday at 10am, pretaped Thursday at 1:30pm. Arrive at the studio 2 hours before taping begins
How To Get Tickets: You can request up to 5 tickets online about a month in advance (as of press time, several April dates were still available)
Why Go: In addition to occasionally receiving swag like a Helen Ficalora silver necklace and Pantene beauty products, audience members are invited onto the set 15 minutes before the show starts for a deejayed dance party.