• Filming Location,  TV

    Paramount’s Production Park from “Rizzoli & Isles”

      LOCATION Production Park, an area within the production, writing, and directing buildings on Paramount’s lot, which has been used in “Rizzoli & Isles” and “NCIS: LA”. ADDRESS Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA paramountstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS One thing that movie studios keep in mind is that they want to be able to use any part of their lots for filming purposes. That means that even offices and landscaping are done with filming in mind. Production Park at Paramount is a good example. It’s a courtyard surrounded by buildings that once housed actors, directors, and producers — including Alfred Hitchcock’s former office. The buildings are built in a…

  • Filming Location,  TV

    Jane Rizzoli’s Apartment from “Rizzoli & Isles”

      LOCATION The apartment building where Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) lives on “Rizzoli & Isles”. ADDRESS Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA paramountstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS TNT’s “Rizzoli and Isles” is set on the New England streets of Boston, MA, but it’s filmed thousands of miles west at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA.

  • Filming Location,  TV

    Boston Police Department from “Rizzoli & Isles”

      LOCATION The exterior of the Boston Police Department as seen on TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles”. ADDRESS Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA paramountstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” is set on the New England streets of Boston, MA, but it’s filmed thousands of miles west at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA.

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    Borchert Hall from “Community”

      LOCATION Borchert Hall, part of the fictional Greendale Community College campus from “Community”. ADDRESS Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA paramountstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS Well, Human Beings, the day has finally come: our beloved “Community” has been canceled by NBC. It is tragic, really; however, I’m glad that I was lucky enough to visit some of the locations where “Community” was filmed and to meet its cast while the show was still on the air. [Update: thank you, Yahoo!] One spot that was fun to see was Borchert Hall, which came into play in the fifth season, as we learned about the mysterious Russell Borchert, who may have had sex…

  • Filming Location,  Movies,  Tour,  TV

    Paramount VIP Studio Tour

    Film and television buffs will not want to miss a tour of storied Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. Once home to Alfred Hitchcock, Lucille Ball, and costume designer extraordinaire Edith Head, there’s a ton of history on the lot, as well as plenty of sights from more recent productions, like “Glee”, “Rizzoli and Isles”, and “Community”. Like Warner Brothers, Paramount offers a regular studio tour and an extended, more in-depth tour. Here’s the lowdown on Paramount’s four-and-a-half-hour VIP Tour.

  • Filming Location,  TV

    The Lima Bean from “Glee”

      LOCATION The Lima Bean, a fictional coffee shop in Lima, OH, on the show “Glee”. ADDRESS Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA paramountstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS When the kids from “Glee” aren’t at McKinley High or Breadsticks, you might find them at local coffee shop The Lima Bean. It first appears in the second-season episode “The Sue Sylvester Shuffle”, when Rachel, Mercedes, Blaine, and Kurt get together there and chat about Regionals. It continues to appear throughout seasons two, three, and four, with Kurt even getting a job there in the fourth season.

  • Filming Location,  Movies

    Cake Baby from “Bridesmaids”

      LOCATION Cake Baby, the bakery Annie (Kristen Wiig) owned before going out of business, in “Bridesmaids”. ADDRESS Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA paramountstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS 2011’s biggest comedy was “Bridesmaids”, the story of a down-on-her-luck Annie (Kristen Wiig) whose best friend Lillian is getting married. Annie just can’t seem to do anything right when it comes to planning dress-shopping days or bachelorette parties, and finds herself in constant competition with Lillian’s other bridesmaid, Helen (Rose Byrne).

  • Filming Location,  Movies

    The cafe from “Bridesmaids”

      LOCATION The café where Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Lillian (Maya Rudolph) get coffee and talk about Annie’s dysfunctional relationship with Ted (Jon Hamm). ADDRESS Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA paramountstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS 2011’s biggest comedy was “Bridesmaids”, the story of a down-on-her-luck Annie (Kristen Wiig) whose best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is getting married. Annie just can’t seem to do anything right when it comes to planning dress-shopping days or bachelorette parties, and finds herself in constant competition with Lillian’s other bridesmaid, Helen (Rose Byrne).

  • Filming Location,  Movies,  TV

    The college campus park from “No Strings Attached”, “Community”, and “Rizzoli & Isles”

    LOCATION A park on Paramount’s lot that has been seen in many films and shows, including “No Strings Attached”, “Community”, and “Rizzoli & Isles”. ADDRESS Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA paramountstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS In “No Strings Attached”, Ashton Kutcher’s character Adam works on a very “Glee”/”High School Musical”-ish TV show that films at Paramount in Hollywood. Likewise, the film was shot at Paramount’s studio. You see several views of the lot throughout the film:

  • Filming Location,  TV

    Cupcake shop from “Castle”

      LOCATION A cupcake shop where a dead body pops up on a fifth-season episode of “Castle”. ADDRESS Paramount Studios 5555 Melrose Ave Hollywood, CA paramountstudiotour.com STORY & PHOTOS ABC’s dark but funny detective series “Castle”, starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, is filmed mostly at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, but sometimes crosses the street to film at Paramount when it needs a New York City street as a backdrop. (The show is set in NYC but filmed in Los Angeles.) Unfortunately, Raleigh does not offer tours to the public; however, Paramount does! It’s not the official home of “Castle”, but there will definitely be some NYC scenes you’ll recognize.