Law and Order
(NBC, 1990—) crime series franchise
per Marcia W. on Facebook, January 10, 2018:
Law and Order periodically references Rhode Island. I've heard them use Rhode Island, Providence, and Westerly. It's usually where the bad guys try to create an alibi, e.g., "I went to...," "I was in..."
In one SVU episode, a stalker stayed on the first floor at a Providence hotel. He bypassed the door entry system by climbing out a window. He then drove to New York, raped his victim, and got back into his room the same way. It was only when the detectives went to the hotel that they realized how he carried out his crime.