I pictured this hypothetical show taking place on normal backgrounds but switching to the newspaper for travel shots, transitions, opening sequences, and closing credits. There would be a nice big story arc that spans the season like a proper episodic drama and smaller arcs and themes between.
There are also plenty of supporting actors in my TV series musings:
|Bunbun with Onions|
|Cameraman & Subject|
|Morning Tea & Pasties|