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Address for Success

TV producers don't just look for the right actors to star in their shows. They often get real houses to play the roles of TV characters' houses as well. (Indoor scenes, however, are almost always filmed on a set.) Elisa Zuritsky got the inside scoop on some very famous exteriors.

The Dirt on Malcolm

The home Malcolm shares with his family on Malcolm in the Middle is definitely noisier than the real thing. Only one person lives in the Studio City, California, house used for exterior shots on the show. The real home is also much cleaner: The production crew poured dirt on the outside of the building to make it match Malcolm's messy family. (They repainted when taping was done.)