The Sign on Television
BoJack Horseman (2014- )
The Bachelorette (2003- )
The Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor. In the 9th season, they had a dinner date sitting on top of the “L” in Hollywood.
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Created by Dan Schneider.
Starring Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett, Elizabeth Gillies, Ariana Grande, Avan Jogia, Daniella Monet.
The Sign plays a part in the opening credits as Victoria Justice sings. Look for the Sign several times in the background and near the “Hollywood Arts” performing arts high school. You can also see the Sign in several quick edits between scenes in the show.
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The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (2009-2010)
Starring Conan O’Brien.
The opening credit sequence for this ill-fated late night variety show, which depicted a whirlwind tour of the most important landmarks of Los Angeles, included a nighttime tracking camera shot of the Sign from behind silhouetted against the LA skyline.
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Maneater (2009- )
Starring: Sarah Chalke, Judy Greer, and Philip Winchester
In this 2009 TV miniseries, an enterprising young woman navigates the professional waters of Beverly Hills in order to land the hottest producer in town, fully unaware that she is about to get in way over her head.
The Hollywood Sign can be seen at the end.
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Starring Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Ryan Eggold, Jessica Stroup , Michael Steger, Lori Loughlin.
This latest version of a venerable television franchise includes many passing references to the Sign, and the cast uses the Sign as a backdrop for a documentary film they are shooting. In addition, Season 3 sees one character (Jasper) throwing himself off the “H” and narrowly escaping death.
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Nip and Tuck (2003-2009)
Created by Ryan Murphy.
Starring Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson, John Hensley, Roma Maffia, Kelly Carlson, Jessalyn Gilsig, Bruno Campos, Valerie Cruz.
At the end of season 4, main characters Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) and Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) sell their successful, Miami plastic surgery business and relocate to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.
The Hollywood Sign is shown in a most spectacular fashion, with great aerial shots of both it and a couple of far-away shots of the city below. The two doctors are shown simply hanging around the Sign. All this is set to Kool & the Gang’s ‘Hollywood Swingin’.”
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Starring David Anders, Kristen Bell, Santiago Cabrera, Jack Coleman, Tawny Cypress, Dana Davis, Noah Gray-Cabey, Greg Grunberg, Robert Knepper, Ali Larter, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Dania Ramirez, Leonard Roberts, Cristine Rose, Milo Ventimiglia.
In the 2007 season’s fourth episode, titled “The Kindness Of Strangers,” Claire and a date fly over to the Hollywood Sign at night and sit on top of the letter “H.” Claire purposefully falls off the “H” to test and see if her date will swoop in and rescue her (he does, thankfully).
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The Hills (2006-?)
Starring Heidi Montag, Brody Jenner, Justin Bobby, Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port.
The opening credit sequence includes a helicopter tracking camera shot of the Sign with an added glowing effect.
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The Girls Next Door (2005-?)
Starring Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson, Crystal Harris, Kristina Shannon, Karissa Shannon, Hugh Hefner.
The opening credit sequence of this long-running behind-the-scenes look at Hefner’s famous Mansion includes a shot of the Sign. The Sign is also shown repeatedly in several episodes, including one where the girls ride horseback to the Sign.
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