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Followed by 

Northern Exposure (1993) (TV Series)

Remade as 

Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Sting (1993) (TV Episode)
Title and character names mentioned on Weekend Update

Referenced in 

Melrose Place: Second Chances (1992) (TV Episode)
Jake tells Allison that working in Alaska was not "Northern Exposure".
Designing Women: Of Human Bondage (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
The Simpsons: New Kid on the Block (1992) (TV Episode)
The "Northern Exposure" theme plays as Homer chases away a moose from the Simpsons' trash.
The Ben Stiller Show: With Rob Morrow (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ben while introducing Rob Morrow
Back to the Future: Hill Valley Brown-Out (1992) (TV Episode)
When the power has returned and Clara can stop peddling the dynamo to make the TV run, she exclaims "Oh, what I'd go through so we won't miss 'Northern Exposure'!" in a sigh of relief.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tom
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "They all sent in 'Northern Exposure' scripts."
Murder, She Wrote: Northern Explosion (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
At the Movies: 8 Seconds/You So Crazy/Sugar Hill/On Deadly Ground/Fiorlie (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "8 Seconds" review.
Beverly Hills, 90210: Mr. Walsh Goes to Washington (1994) (TV Episode)
Clare mentions the series
Beavis and Butt-Head: Beavis, Can You Spare a Dime? (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hype! (1996)
Mentioned by Art Chantry.
Drive-in Movie Memories (2001)
briefly mentioned by Barry Corbin
Forensic Files: Northern Exposure (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference. Episode revolves around a crime mystery in Alaska.
The Simpsons: Mobile Homer (2005) (TV Episode)
The Turkish barge hauls "Northern Exposure" DVDs.
The TV Set (2006)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Einstein Factor: 2008 Series A: Heat 9 (2008) (TV Episode)
Chosen by Dan Sheehan as his special subject.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.46 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $16,000 question
Numb3rs: Hydra (2009) (TV Episode)
Miller tells Don his actions will get him transferred to Fairbanks, Alaska. Don replies with a smile "Huh. I've never been there". Rob Morrow played an Alaskan doctor on "Northern Exposure"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: The Real Housewives of Millionaire 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $3,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.169 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $7,500 question presented by Rob Morrow
Better with You: Better with a Leather Jacket (2011) (TV Episode)
Ben and Maddie mention "that guy from 'Northern Exposure'", who starred alongside Nia Vardalos on 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'.
Gruen Planet: Apple Without Steve Jobs (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Wil Anderson in the opening segment of branding news.
Game Boys: The Animated Series: Camping Trip (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Cinema Snob: Robot Jox (2013) (TV Episode)
"You're fighting over a box of autographed Northern Exposure DVDs and you know it."
Sabri Maranan: Southern exposure (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #8.14 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Orna
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 15 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk
Hell's Kitchen: Leaving It on the Line (2017) (TV Episode)
title on-screen when Rob Morrow appears
Fresh Off the Boat: Driving Miss Jenny (2017) (TV Episode)
Grandma wants to read the TV Guides "with 'Northern Exposure' or 'JAG' on the cover."
The Cinema Snob: Return to Boggy Creek (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom Moore directed some episodes of this show
The Cinema Snob: Sex and the City 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
"The twist is that he's actually Chris from Northern Exposure."
Portlandia: Peter Follows P!nk (2018) (TV Episode)
Included on John Corbett's résumé
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #17.52 (2018) (TV Episode)
Included as incorrect response to a question.
The Cinema Snob: A Little Piece of Heaven (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
Best of the Worst: Plinketto #7 (2018) (TV Episode)
Winter Beast is described as "The Evil Dead meets Northern Exposure."
Big Mouth: Cellsea (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mr. Birch.

Featured in 

I Love the '90s: Part Deux: 1992 (2005) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV show is featured.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Live-Action TV Towns (2014) (TV Episode)
Cicely, Alaska gets an honorable mention.
The Nineties: The One About TV (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Couples with Ridiculous Age Gaps (2018) (TV Episode)
Holling & Shelly are #8.

Spoofed in 

Stay Tuned (1992)
Roundhouse: Gang Violence (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'Northern Explosion'
The Librarians: And the Happily Ever Afters (2015) (TV Episode)
The town is named Cicely, after the town in "Northern Exposure". Cassandra is a former astronaut in her new persona, similar to the character of Maurice Minifield.

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