I am planning a trip to Los Angeles around the 4th of July, 2015 and I'd love to have the opportunity to see some shows being filmed. Where would be the best areas to make this happen? Do you know if there are any shows being filmed at that time?
All of this is done online now. There are certain shows such as Ellen that advertise their tickets on their own site, but most can be booked through 3rd party sites. Certain sites have exclusive tickets to certain shows. The tickets usually come out about 30 days in advance (some shows such as American Idol come out 60 days in advance) and they are free. The only issue can be reserving one for the time and show that you are interested in. If you are more open it may be easier to snag a seat. I am not sure what is taping (if anything) at that time, but it's definitely worth checking out. The area varies for each show, some film in Burbank, some in Culver City and some in Hollywood. Keep in mind, tapings can take 3 or 4 hours so be prepared to allot enough time. I have pasted some links down below that offer tickets.
Hope this helps!