I remember seeing something about this a few months ago. If I remember right, you had to get special passes to be in one of the taping locations (i.e. get a chance to be on TV) but I think you can get in to watch it regardless, just can't be in any of the reserved areas. I'm trying to find the site I saw that information on. I remember seeing it only because my husband and I thought long and hard about buying tickets to go.