The Best of Arizona: Television shows set in Arizona

2011-10-30T00:00:00Z The Best of Arizona: Television shows set in Arizona Arizona Daily Star
October 30, 2011 12:00 am

"The Young Riders"

This series about Pony Express agents was shot at Old Tucson and Mescal in the late 1980s.

"High Chaparral"

Shot at Old Tucson, it tells the story of Big John Cannon, who along with his family aimed to establish a cattle empire on his High Chaparral ranch near Tucson. The show, which aired from 1967 to 1971, also did location work in Tombstone, Tubac, Nogales, Oracle and elsewhere in Arizona.

"Petrocelli"

In the show, which aired in the late '70s, lawyer Tony Petrocelli lived in the fictional town of San Remo, but it's plain to see that it was filmed in and around Tucson.

"Alice"

This long-running comedy was filmed on a Burbank, Calif, soundstage, but waitress Alice Hyatt allegedly worked at a greasy spoon in Phoenix called Mel's Diner.

"The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin"

The dog and his orphaned owner, Rusty, were adopted by cavalry soldiers at Fort Apache, Ariz., during the 1800s. Filmed in California, the show aired in the 1950s.

- Selected by a vote of Star readers

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