It makes perfect sense that Dick Wolf would have set so many of his shows in New York City — after all, that’s his hometown. But setting a show in a city and shooting a show in that city are two different things. Often, what you will see are establishing shots and backlots made to look like that city. But, in striving for authenticity, Wolf wanted his Law & Order shows shot in the Big Apple. He got his wish, but he revealed to us that it wasn’t easy. (Click on the media bar below to hear Dick Wolf)

Wolf’s current show, FBI, is also set in New York, and it airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on CBS.

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