Use for: Audiences Unlimited, the authorized distributor for most major Los Angeles TV production companies, accepts ticket requests online (tvtickets.com) or by phone (818-753-3470). Tickets are free and are given away on a first-come, first-served basis.
You should know: Studios issue tickets in the recipient’s name, and a photo ID is required upon entry, meaning that the tickets are nontransferable and can’t legally be sold. (Since the tickets are free to begin with, be wary of anyone who tries to sell any to you.)
The fine print: Many shows have minimum-age requirements for guests (these are noted on the site), and most suggest that you check in at least 90 minutes prior to the start of taping. To compensate for no-shows, studios often distribute more tickets than the facility can accommodate, so arrive early.