TV Shows Filmed in Missouri
When you think of places that TV shows and movies are made, you think Hollywood, not hometown, but there have been some TV shows that were filmed in Missouri. How many of these did you/do you watch?
Ozark is a Netflix original series starring Jason Bateman that debuted in 2017. Reviews were decent, and the show has been renewed for a second season. The setting is Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks, and some of the series was actually filmed on location.
God, Guns & Automobiles, a former History Channel show that starred Mancow and Mancow's brother. "In a world where life, liberty and the American dream reign supreme, lie Mark Muller and his throwback auto dealership Max Motors. Located in the tiny rural town of Butler, Missouri, Muller makes car deals the old fashioned way. No trade or sales stunt, no matter how outrageous or controversial, is off the table if it can help him compete against the big city dealers."
It would be a little deceptive if this show wasn't filmed in Missouri. Truck Stop Missouri is a realty show on Travel Channel all about the Midway Truck Stop on I-70, just outside Columbia. Willie Nelson appeared on an episode called "Gettin' Willie With It" in 2011.
Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn was a TV movie that, you would think, might have been filmed in Hannibal. It wasn't. I'm from Hannibal, and I remember we thought it was kind of lame that they didn't come to town when they were making the show. Missouri didn't totally miss out, though. There were shooting locations around the St. Louis area. The entire movie can be viewed on YouTube.
We're going to give a shout out to Missouri Life, even though it's a regional/local show, and not a national show. Missouri Life won an Emmy in 2017, which was the first Emmy win for KMOS. The Emmy win came for an episode that profiled Silver Dollar City. Missouri Life airs on PBS stations across the state.