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TV TRIVIA II

11) What sitcom follows the life of Liz Lemon, a writer for a fictional sketch-comedy The Girlie Show?


30 Rock is loosely based on star Tina Fey's experiences when she herself was the head writer for Saturday Night Live from 1997 to 2006.

12) Who was Alex P. Keaton's youngest sibling on Family Ties?


Steven and Elyse had a fourth child, Andy, who was born in 1985 and quickly moulded in Alex's conservative image.

13) In what reality TV show are contestants eliminated in "tribal council"?


Survivor features a group of contestants who are marooned in an isolated location, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. Frequent physical challenges are used to pit the teams against each other for rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for "immunity", forcing the other tribe to attend "Tribal Council", where they must vote off one of their players.

14) Who was the only regular cast member of the TV show "M*A*S*H" to actually serve in the Army in Korea?


Jamie Farr, who played Max Klinger, was the only regular cast member of "M*A*S*H" to actually serve in the Army in Korea. (He served after the war was over).

15) How does Charlie Harper die in Two and a Half Men?


Although Charlie is originally believed to have been struck by a train while on vacation in Paris, it is later revealed that he is alive and has been kept captive in a basement. In the series finale, "Of Course He's Dead", he escapes and returns to the beach house. As he rings the doorbell, a piano that is being transported by helicopter falls from the sky, killing him.

16) What TV show is credited for a massive surge of applications for courses in forensic science?


The extreme popularity of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" has been credited for a massive surge of applications for courses in forensic science.

17) What MTV reality television series began with the narration: "This is the true story of seven strangers..."?


The Real World, one of the longest-running reality series in television history, has been credited with launching the modern reality TV genre.

18) What sitcom was a U.S. version of Johnny Speight's hit UK TV series, "Till Death Us Do Part"?


"All in the Family" was a U.S. version of Johnny Speight's hit UK TV series, "Till Death Us Do Part" (1965). The show ranked number-one in the yearly Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976 and broke ground in its depiction of issues previously considered unsuitable for U.S. network television comedy.

19) What was the longest running of the "fantasy sitcoms" that dominated the airwaves in the mid 1960s?


Running for eight seasons, "Bewitched" was the longest-running of the so-called "fantasy sitcoms" that dominated the airwaves in the mid-1960s, as well as the last surviving example of the genre when it went off the air in 1972, a year after "All in the Family" (1971) ushered in a new era of reality sitcoms.

20) What was the first American drama series to react to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States?


"The West Wing" was the first American drama series to react to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Aaron Sorkin wrote a special episode ("Isaac and Ishmael") that was filmed and broadcast within only a few weeks. The episode, which featured the lead characters discussing a terrorist threat upon the US while being locked down inside the White House was not considered part of "West Wing" continuity.


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