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Posted at 1:36 PM ET, 02/23/2011

HBO, Showtime filming shows in D.C.

By Nikita Stewart

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) announced Wednesday that several new television productions will be filmed in the District this year, including an HBO comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as vice president, and an ABC pilot by "Gossip Girl" creator Josh Schwartz. The drama is called "Georgetown."

Showtime also is filming a drama, "Homeland," starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, in the city.

Gray also noted reality series "Potomac Fever" and "DC Cupcakes."

By Nikita Stewart  | February 23, 2011; 1:36 PM ET
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Why everytime a show is film in DC, they pick the whitest parts of the city like Georgetown, Dupont Circle, or Adams Morgan? I guess, Hollywood don't want others to know, DC has mostly colored people for the moment.

Posted by: DaddyGraceFishSandwich | February 24, 2011 2:19 AM | Report abuse

I really don't think that they are simply picking "the whitest parts of the city" as you suggest. Don't make this a race issue. They are looking to film where there is nightlife, bars, restaurants, etc. Besides, have you ever been to Adams Morgan? I lived there for 9 years and it is definitely NOT mostly white. It is an even mix of everyone--black, white, latino.

Posted by: WxProcrastinator | February 24, 2011 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Clever of Vince to insinuate credit for this after re-appointing that failed hack Crystal Palmer back to the job she had for 22 years and did nothing with except to pose and swan about. Don't get too used to this, Palmer will ensure that the pipeline goes dry pretty darn quickly I am sure. Look for upcoming announcements that these productions have moved to Baltimore.

If anyone had tried to convince me beforehand what a complete reversal to the worst stereotypes a Gray administration is proving to be I could never have conceived it. In my wildest dreams I never thought anyone would be so dense as to give Crystal Palmer that job back. Unbelievable!

Posted by: SoCali | February 24, 2011 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Do you really have to ask that question?

Not to delve into obvious demographics, but the whitest parts of town are also the nicest, wealthiest and least crime filled.

If you are going to film something in DC, I am sure the audience would prefer to see Dupont Circle over Trinidad.

Posted by: Nosh1 | February 24, 2011 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Well, if the show is called "Georgetown" where else would you film it but IN Georgetown? Makes a certain amount of sense to me.

Posted by: DublinTraveler | February 24, 2011 12:18 PM | Report abuse

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