The schedule for the Manhattan TV Tour has changed considerably and no longer departs from the Museum of Television & Radio. In addition, On Location Tours (the company's new name) has added several other tours. For dates and times, go to http://www.imar.com/onlocation



NEW YORK, NY—So where on the East Side did the Jeffersons move on up to? And what pre-war building in Greenwich Village is home to Monica, Joey and the other Friends? Scene on TV Tours takes fans on an entertaining excursion to sites used as exterior settings for TV shows.

Tourists and native New Yorkers alike will be witness to the courthouse where hundreds of fictitious trials for Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Spin City, Cagney & Lacey, and Kojak have been won and lost. The bus tour visits the historic high-rise where Oscar and Felix spent their days playing poker and arguing with ex-wives, as well as to the Cosby brownstone, where a broken doorbell took nearly a decade to fix. Tour-goers will discover why Lucy and Ricky's address on I Love Lucy would have landed them in the East River, and after crossing Central Park, will picture Rhoda exiting an Upper West Side subway station in her wedding gown. Sites from Seinfeld, Mad About You, and Fame are also included on the tour.

The tour enables tourists and native New Yorkers to cross the border to where reality meets fiction. "Tour-goers will witness TV's changing face as well as New York's presence in the television and film industries, where sites are more concentrated in one area than any other in the world," states Georgette Blau, president of Scene on TV Tours. "These are real buildings, where real New Yorkers live. The tour plays with the imagination, allowing people to feel as though they are in a show, bringing them closer to the characters and TV history itself."

The reason sites were chosen and how their architecture and location affected a particular show are all questions that are answered on this 90-minute guide through Manhattan. TV trivia and theme songs make this a monumental journey through television history. Tours depart from The Museum of Television & Radio (25 W. 52nd St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves.) on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 A.M., 12 noon, 2 P.M., and 4 P.M. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children 6-12 years old, and free for children five and under. The mini-buses are air-conditioned, a luxury Ralph Kramden would have loved in his years with The Gotham Bus Company.

Media contact: Georgette Blau, (212) 410-9830, tvtour@aol.com