The city of Syracuse and surrounding environs are the star of a new sit-com pilot called 'Upstate' that is being pitched to TV networks. describes the pilot, which was shot on-location in Syracuse (take that Scranton!), as being centered around characters who

lose their jobs when their plant closes and they are trying to figure out where to go next. There’s hope of a local car factory putting on a third shift.

One laid-off character, who is married, has gone back to school to study respiratory therapy. But that isn’t going well and he attempts to step out with another woman he met at ShoppingTown Mall.

One obnoxious teen character boasts of getting a janitorial job at St. Joe’s hospital, working alongside the administrators and the surgeons.


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