Everyone Should Attend A TV Taping At Some Point In Their Lifetime

Everyone Should Attend A TV Taping At Some Point In Their Lifetime

Get up-close and personal with the stars.

Ever wanted to attend one of the biggest T.V. show live tapings….for free? Well, you can and it is actually much easier than you might think. Major cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City have various free tapings all year round for some of the most popular shows on the air. In fact, I just attended a taping of "Wild N’ Out" starring Nick Cannon a few days ago in Brooklyn. Not only is it amazing to be in the studio audience for a taping, but being able to be in the action behind the scenes is priceless.

When going to a T.V. taping expect to clear out most of your day, as commuting and waiting in lines and waiting rooms will take up a significant amount of time that day. Once fully checked in, showing I.D., and handing in all personal belongings, you most likely will be escorted into a waiting room where you will be given a “warmup.” This may include some music, pep talk from workers, and some freebies or giveaways.

Once escorted into the actual set, make sure to follow all directions and look into the right cameras. Also, follow all the cues of the workers on set in order to help the show run smoothly. For instance, I sat front row on the "Wild N’ Out" set and was told different positions to stand in order to not be on camera blocking the camera view. Onset too, don’t be too concerned about where you are sitting because there are dozens of cameras that will be filming not only you but the actors onto screens most of the time. Therefore, there is no “bad seat” in the house! However, make sure to follow the clothing guidelines or you will have an issue.

For most morning shows expect to wake up early and be dressed in bright colors and no logos. However, for afternoon and night shows a nice blouse and jeans will work. For my show, we were expected to dress in “urban swag” but please make sure to layer! Most studios are around 80 degrees but waiting around hours before the show especially in chilly temperatures, you should definitely layer up. Also, in the winter months, there will be coat checks so be sure to leave your most valuable belongings in the car in case if they get lost.

As for tickets, I got them on 1iota.com. This website is one of the best ones out there to request tickets. However, due to high demand, I would suggest to put in for multiple dates of the show you want to see, as you can be waitlisted. Besides T.V. shows,1iota has other types of tapings such as movie screenings and sometimes award shows. These tickets, although much harder to get, are worth putting in for.

Overall, attending a live T.V taping was well worth the wait for me and I hope it will be for you too. Being able to see the action before, during, and after a show taping was just so exhilarating and a once in a lifetime opportunity!

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9 Reasons You're Still In Love With Tim Riggins In 2019

Clear eyes. Full hearts.

If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you know very well who Tim Riggins is. And if you've never seen the show, he's basically just the bad boy football star and sensitive hottie of your dreams, all wrapped into one heart-throbbing package. If you haven't already fallen under the Tim Riggins spell, you're about to...

1. He's the star running back of the Dillon Panthers.

Basically every girl who has walked this earth has fantasized about having that cliche football relationship. No shame. #33 on the field, #1 in my heart.

2. He's actually really sensitive.

Tim Riggins may seem hard and dysfunctional on the outside, but he's really just a big softie. He's no JD McCoy, who grew up lavishly and extremely fortunate; Tim had a rough upbringing. He and his brother, Billy, had to work hard all by themselves just to stay above water, which is most likely what keeps him so grounded and humbled.

3. He loves kids.

Tim didn't even think twice about taking his neighbor under his wing when he moved in next door. And for some reason, there's just somethin' about cute boys holding babies that makes us girls swoon.

4. He's genuine and honest.

Sure, maybe he took advantage of his football-star status and slept with most of the rally girls, but once he fell in love with Lyla we saw his compassionate side. (You probably envied Lyla and maybe even hated her for a while because of it...I know I did.)

5. He knows how to have a good time.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

6. He's a family man.

Tim took the blame for his brother's crime and went to prison for it...if that's not loyalty then I don't know what is.

7. He's affectionate.

If you either hate Lyla or you want to be Lyla or a combination of the both, you are not alone.

8. He's protective.

Probably the only time you've ever wanted to be in a tornado was when you watched the episode where he shielded Julie from flying debris.

9. He's beautiful.

You're welcome for blessing you with this GIF.

May you all find your own Tim Riggins. Amen.

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