Have you ever spotted something familiar in the background of one of your favorite TV shows — like a random piece of furniture or a school hallway? If so, don’t freak out, because you’re not going crazy! We went ahead and did some investigating, and it turns out, a ton of our favorite TV shows have actually redecorated and reused the sets of other TV shows to film their episodes! OMG. Who knew?!
Yep, take shows like iCarly, Drake & Josh, The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, Gilmore Girls, Boy Meets World, Saved by the Bell, Wizards of Waverly Place, Jessie, That’s So Raven, Glee, Full House, A.N.T. Farm, Hannah Montana and Friends, for example. They’re just a few on the long list of shows that were filmed on the same set as another iconic series!
Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino previously revealed how difficult it was to recapture the magic of the original series for the 2016 Netflix revival after Pretty Little Liars shot in the same location.
“They changed our Stars Hollow,” Amy said during the Television Critics Association press tour in July 2016. “They got a deal on brown paint. I’ve never seen so much brown paint in my entire life. I’m like, ‘Who the f–k doesn’t want some color in your town?’ There wasn’t any red. There wasn’t any yellow. There wasn’t a posy. There were still the sidewalks that we put in, but they’re cracked. So we had to go back in and zhoosh up Stars Hollow. We had to rebuild all the sets.”
The Emmy winner explained that as everyone returned to the Warner Bros lot in California, cast members like Scott Patterson felt the difference following the series finale in 2007.
“I just remember the day that Scott walked into Luke’s Diner for the first time, because it wasn’t Luke’s Diner,” she noted. “I just remember Scott’s face when he walked back in there. It’s like, ‘Holy, dear God,’ because it was very emotional to not have those sets there as we were writing or talking about it. We had to get the liars out and put the diner back in.”
Although it took some time, Scott didn’t mind some of the new additions that Pretty Little Liars provided to his character’s iconic restaurant.
“The diner seemed bigger too, but it wasn’t,” he explained at the time. “It was more colorful, and the floors were very soft. It was a really padded, nice floor. Very pleasant.”
Scroll through our gallery to uncover which of your favorite TV shows ended up sharing the same set!
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