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[September 2021 update - The shows indicated with arrows (>>>) have either tickets available, or a waiting list to attend the next season.
P.S. Jay Leno is back!]

Talk Shows and Game Shows

CBS Television City in Los Angeles. [Photo Credit:] CBS Television City

CBS Television City

[September 2021 update - Tickets not available, although you can join a mailing list to find out when the Price is Right returns to live audiences]
Tickets for The Price is Right, Real Time with Bill Maher and the Late Late Show with James Corden. CBS Television City is located near The Grove in the Miracle Mile area.


[September 2021 update - "The ticket lottery is now closed."]
Conan O'Brien performs his popular late night comedy show at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, and it airs on cable network TBS. The show is taped on weekdays Monday through Thursday. Minimum age is 16.

>>> Dr. Phil

[September 2021 update - Accepting reservations for Season 20]
Dr. Phil's success stems from his "get real" approach to helping his guests solve their problems. Be in the audience or on the show. Order online or by telephone (323-461-PHIL). The Dr Phil show accommodates group events by issuing "group priority" tickets for groups of ten or more people. They provide free charter transportation for groups of 40-47 people. See Dr. Phil's website to request more information, or call them at (323) 956-3319.

Jimmy Kimmel Live on Hollywood Boulevard. [Photo Credit:] Jimmy Kimmel Live on Hollywood Boulevard

>>> Jimmy Kimmel Live

[September 2021 update - TICKETS AVAILABLE]
Late-night comedy talk show host Jimmy Kimmel appears at El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. Topics include comedy routines, daily monologue, plus appearances from celebrities, athletes, musicians and comedians.

>>> The Real

[September 2021 update - Join the waiting list for Season 7]
"THE REAL" is led by five bold, diverse and outspoken hosts -- Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley. Their fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion will turn the traditional talk show on its head. THE REAL tapes at Warner Bros. Studios, in Burbank. Audience members must be at least 18 years of age. Check out the website for tickets.

Ellen DeGeneres

[September 2021 update - TICKETS AVAILABLE]
Famous daytime talk show featuring celebrity interviews, current event topics and comedy. The Ellen DeGeneres Show tapes at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. All requests for tickets must be made online. Audience members must be at least 14 years old (proof of age is required). There are a limited number of Standby Tickets available on the day of the taping. See the website for details and to request tickets.

The Talk

[September 2021 update - TICKETS AVAILABLE]
TV talk show on CBS covers current issues and hot topics. Hosted by Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth.

Jay Leno. [Photo Credit:] Jay Leno

You Bet Your Life

[September 2021 update - Tickets not available, although you can apply to be a contestant]
Jay Leno (former host of The Tonight Show) is bringing back the classic comedy game show, "You Bet Your Life" with his longtime friend, Kevin Eubanks. The show premieres during Fall 2021, and features funny headlines, goofy products, crazy lawsuits, funny contestant interviews and game play – plus many brand-new comedy segments.


[September 2021 update - Tickets not available, although you can apply to be a contestant]
Select "Contestant Search" in the "Contestant" menu at the top of the page. You have to take a test to be on Jeopardy! Testing is online, although it is only available during limited times. Check the Jeopardy! website for details.

Let's Make a Deal

[September 2021 update - Tickets not available, although you can apply to be a contestant]
All audience members are potential contestants! Let's Make A Deal is a costume based show (costumes available on-site for sale or rent) which stars host Wayne Brady, and tapes during summer months at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.

Wheel of Fortune

[September 2021 update - Tickets not available, although you can apply to be a contestant]
Choose "Get Tickets" from the "Join" menu at the top. If you want to try to be on the show, choose "Be A Contestant" from the same menu. Reservations for large groups can be made by telephone (Monday through Friday, see website for the phone number).

Ticket Distributors

>>> On Camera Audiences

[September 2021 update - TICKETS AVAILABLE]
On-Camera Audiences has complimentary tickets to popular TV shows such as American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Family Fued, Big Brother and Tosh.O as well as sitcoms, comedy specials, award shows, and special events. To find shows in the L.A. area, look at the following cities in the Locations menu: Burbank, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica and Studio City.

>>> OnSet Productions

[September 2021 update - TICKETS AVAILABLE]
Get free tickets to be in a studio audience for shows in the Los Angeles area, as well as other locations in the United States. Some of their shows pay an incentive to be in the audience.

>>> 1 Iota Experiences

[September 2021 update - Tickets are available for Jimmy Kimmel and The Voice; Virtual fan experience for The View]
Free tickets to shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central Roast, Madden 11 Pigskin Pro AM, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Early Show, Lopez Tonight and more.

TV Studio Tours

There are several TV and movie production studios in the Los Angeles area; however only a few of them are open for tours. Most TV studio tours have a minimum age requirement (except Universal Studios) and advance reservations are usually required.

Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. [Photo Credit:] Sony Pictures Studios

Sony Pictures Studios

[September 2021 update - Temporarily closed]
Located on one of the world's most famous studio lots, this walking tour gives you a rare glimpse of old Hollywood's glory days and an insider's view of a state-of-the-art motion picture studio. Not only is this the studio where the Yellow Brick Road once wound through Munchkin Land, it is also the place where the agents from "Men In Black" battled aliens from outer space and Spider-Man catapulted from skyscraper to skyscraper. Dynamic tour guides will shed light on the film and television production process by taking you to various soundstages and by sharing tales of days gone by. You may even have the chance to visit the sets of the hit game shows "Jeopardy!" or "Wheel of Fortune." [Phone: 323-520-TOUR (8687)]

>>> Universal Studios Hollywood

[September 2021 update - Universal Studios is open!]
The world-famous movie studio and theme park featuring shows, attractions, rides, restaurants and more.

  • The Studio Backlot tour - view movie sets, see special effects and get a behind-the-scenes view of movie making from a tram that circles the studio set portions of the property.
  • Extra TV is no longer filmed at Universal Studios. The show is currently produced at Burbank Studios without a live audience.

>>> Warner Bros Studio Tour

[September 2021 update - Warner Bros Studio Tour is open!]
The tour begins at the VIP Tour Center with a special introductory film to the world of Warner Bros. Groups of 12 load onto electric carts that take you into the studio lot, for a very exclusive tour through the backlot streets, sound stages, sets and craft shops. The experience ends at Warner Bros museum where you may explore motion-picture memorabilia from past and present. Advance tickets are recommended.

Paramount Studios Melrose Gate, Hollywood California. [Photo Credit:] Paramount Studios Melrose Gate

Paramount Studios

[September 2021 update - Temporarily closed]
Experience the living history of Paramount Studios. Three tours are available (advance reservations required):

  • The Studio Tour is a two-hour historical and informational look behind-the-scenes of the daily operations of a major motion picture and television facility.
  • The VIP Studio Tour is a 4.5-hour in-depth experience that includes access to more areas of the studio.
  • Paramount After Dark Tour is offered Friday and Saturday evenings, and explores the studio's stages, film vaults and property after most of the crews have gone home for the day.

Casting Calls

Be in a Movie

[September 2021 update - Currently not available]
This site is different than the others because they recruit un-paid extras to be in movies and other film productions that require a crowd of people. Some more notable films were The Longest Yard, Spider-man and Man on the Moon. You don't make any money and will probably be in the background, but you can say you were in a movie!

>>> Los Angeles Casting Calls and Auditions

[September 2021 update - Opportunities available]
This site announces available roles for film, television, commercials, dance, theater, and voiceover casting. Many listings are paid positions for non-union actors.

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