ABC and News10 will begin airing a new murder mystery called American Crime in early March.
The show is mostly shot in Texas, but for unexplained reasons, creators based the story in Modesto.
"I'm not really shocked because there's been so many big crime dramas out of Modesto," Firkin and Fox restaurant manager Rachael Bonzi said.
News10 showed the trailer for the new show to a few people during lunch Wednesday. Bonzi said "bad publicity isn't good" for her town, but Edgar Alvizo didn't mind the program using Modesto as a backdrop.
"I'm into these kinds of shows. It's kind of cool it's based in Modesto, to be honest," Alvizo said.