16 TV Show Pairs That Used The Same Sets

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If you've ever gotten a sense of deja vu when watching TV, it might not be because of the recycled plot lines or the fact that one actor seems to appear in everything. If you cannot figure out why you're getting the feeling that you've seen it all before, it could actually have something to do with the set. What a lot of us don't realize is that TV shows sometimes recycle their TV sets.

It makes sense when you think about it. TV shows can cost millions to make and there isn't the room, time or money for new sets to be constructed for every single show. Of course, they don't keep the sets exactly the same. While the bones of a set might remain the same, set designers transform the places using a lick of paint, decorations and/or staging to transport us from one realm/world/family house to another. Have a look at 16 TV show pairs that actually used the same sets.

1. Roseanne and Mike & Molly


You will need to have a good memory and a very keen eye to have noticed this one. Roseanne aired from 1988 to 1997 and Mike & Molly didn't begin airing until 2010. If you watched both shows and thought that they had similar tastes in decorating, you were onto something because both television shows actually used the same living room set. When you take away each of the family's knickknacks, you can see that the bones of the room are pretty much the same.