T.V. Trivia Questions

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T.V. Trivia Questions And Answers

Question 1
Shemar Moore played which character in “Criminal Minds” from 2005 to 2016?
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Derek Morgan.
Question 2
The “Upside Down” is an alternate dimension existing in parallel to the human world in which TV series?
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Stranger Things.
Question 3
Who starred as John Walton Sr. in “The Waltons”?
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Ralph Waite.
Question 4
In the TV show “Bones”, Angela Montenegro’s father is played by a guitarist from which group?
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ZZ Top (Billy Gibbons).
Question 5
Mariska Hargitay who plays Olivia Benson on the drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is the daughter of which famous actress?
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Jayne Mansfield.
Question 6
In “The Big Bang Theory”, what is the name of the song that was sung to Sheldon by his mother to comfort him when he was ill as a young boy?
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Soft Kitty.
Question 7
Eric Cartman is a main character in which animated television series?
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South Park.
Question 8
Heisenberg is an alias used by the lead character of which crime drama television series which first aired in January 2008?
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Walter White in Breaking Bad.
Question 9
What were the names of the two main characters portrayed by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in “The X-Files”?
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Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Question 10
In “The Simpsons”, what musical instrument does Lisa Simpson play?
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The baritone saxaphone.
Question 11
What was the name of the starship in the original series of “Star Trek”?
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USS Enterprise.
Question 12
In “Friends”, what is the middle name of Chandler Bing?
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Question 13
“Mork and Mindy” was a spin-off from which US comedy TV show?
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Happy Days.
Question 14
Which American sitcom featured Will Smith as a teenager from West Philadelphia who is sent to live with his wealthy aunt and uncle in their Los Angeles mansion?
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Question 15
Kelsey Grammer who played Dr. Frasier Crane in “Cheers” and “Frasier” provided the voice of which character from “The Simpsons”?
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Sideshow Bob.
Question 16
In “The Dukes of Hazzard”, what was the name of Bo and Luke Duke’s female cousin who was played by Catherine Bach?
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Daisy Duke.
Question 17
Which TV comedy series is set in the fictional Indiana city of Pawnee?
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Parks and Recreation.
Question 18
Which actor starred as Michael Scott in the American version of the sitcom “The Office”?
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Steve Carell.
Question 19
“Knots Landing” was a spin-off show from which soap opera?
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Question 20
In “Dynasty”, the role of Alexis Colby was originally played by which British actress?
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Joan Collins.
Question 21
In which TV show did Lee Majors play a stuntman and bounty hunter called Colt Seavers?
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The Fall Guy.
Question 22
Which 2019 miniseries tells the true story of a 1986 nuclear disaster in eastern Europe?
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Question 23
What is the name of the “Criminal Minds” spin-off show that follows the adventures of the International Response Team (IRT) as they investigate cases involving American citizens on foreign soil?
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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
Question 24
In “Game of Thrones”, how many Kingdoms of Westeros are there?
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Question 25
The medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” is set in which fictional hospital?
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Seattle Grace Hospital.
Question 26
How is Nick Brody killed in “Homeland”?
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He is hung by the Iranian military.
Question 27
In “The Sopranos”, what is the nickname of Tony’s uncle, Carrado?
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Uncle Junior.
Question 28
Crime drama “The Wire” was set in which city?
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Baltimore, Maryland.
Question 29
The action comedy show “Cobra Kai” was based on which 1980s and 1990s movie series?
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The Karate Kid.
Question 30
Which band sang the theme song for “The Big Bang Theory”?
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Barenaked Ladies.
Question 31
In “Will and Grace”, what are the professions of the titular characters?
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Will is a lawyer and Grace is an interior designer.
Question 32
Counter terrorist agent Jack Bauer is the lead character in which TV show?
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Question 33
In “Dexter”, forensic technician Dexter Morgan has a secret life as what?
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A vigilante serial killer.
Question 34
At the start of “Downton Abbey”, Matthew Crawley becomes heir-presumptive to the Grantham estate after the original heir dies in which real-life disaster?
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The sinking of the Titanic.
Question 35
In the “Wonder Woman” TV series starring Lynda Carter, what piece of equipment did Wonder Woman have that could deflect bullets?
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The Bracelets of Submission.
Question 36
In what century is the animated series “Futurama” set?
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The 31st century.
Question 37
In “Private Eyes”, what was Matt Shade’s occupation before he became a private investigator?
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He was a professional hockey player.
Question 38
What phobia does Phil Dunphy suffer from in “Modern Family”?
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A fear of clowns (coulrophobia).
Question 39
What are the names of Higgins’ two Doberman Pinscher dogs in “Magnum, P.I.”?
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Apollo and Zeus.
Question 40
The primary setting of which animated TV series is the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island?
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Family Guy.

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