52 TV Trivia Questions to Test Your Team

November 18, 2023
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Embark on a thrilling journey through the world of television, presenting a diverse array of trivia questions that span decades, genres, and unforgettable TV moments. Whether your team are die-hard fans of classic sitcoms, followers of modern dramas, or just people who enjoy the occasional reality TV binge, these trivia questions are designed to test your team’s knowledge, spark lively debates, and provide endless entertainment.

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Trivia Question # 1: Michael Cera’s character on Arrested Development shares a name with what famous pop star? (Answer: George Michael)

Trivia Question # 2: What is Dorothy Zbornak’s job on Golden Girls? (Answer: Substitute teacher)

Trivia Question # 3: Who was Bart Simpson’s teacher? (Answer: Mr. Krabappel)

Trivia Question # 4: What instrument did The Mother play on How I met your Mother? (Answer: Bass)

Trivia Question # 5: What coffeehouse was the main hangout spot in Friends? (Answer: Central Perk)

Trivia Question # 6: What is the name of Winston’s cat on New Girl? (Answer: Ferguson)

Trivia Question # 7: Which show featured a character named Magnitude whose catchphrase was “pop pop?” (Answer: Community)

Trivia Question # 8: In which borough of New York City do the vampires on What We Do In The Shadows live? (Answer: Staten Island)

Trivia Question # 9: What supermodel made a guest appearance as herself on Sex and the City? (Answer: Heidi Klum)

Trivia Question # 9: Who is Cameron’s husband on Modern Family? (Answer: Mitchell)

Trivia Question # 10: Spongebob Squarepants was originally going to be named what? (Answer: Sponge Boy)

Trivia Question # 11: Bob and Linda Belcher are characters on what animated show? (Answer: Bob’s Burgers)

Trivia Question # 12: What is the fictional city in which Parks and Recreation takes place? (Answer: Pawnee, Indiana)

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Trivia Question # 14: What is the parallel universe featured on Stranger Things called? (Answer: The Upside Down)

Trivia Question # 15: What television show featured the first kiss between two women in a relationship? (Answer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Trivia Question # 16: What is the longest running sci-fi or fantasy show of all time? (Answer: Supernatural)

Trivia Question # 17: For what show was Peter Dinklage nominated for an Emmy for all seven seasons? (Answer: Game of Thrones)

Trivia Question # 18: In the TV show Lost, what city did the crashed plane that was bound for Sydney depart from? (Answer: Los Angeles)

Trivia Question # 19: What show was the first to address 9/11?  (Answer: The West Wing)

Trivia Question # 20: What was the most watched show on Netflix in 2021? (Answer: Squid Game)

Trivia Question # 21:What actor has appeared in the most episodes of American Horror Story? (Answer: Evan Peters)

Trivia Question # 22: Who plays Dr. Watson in the BBC series Sherlock? (Answer: Martin Freeman)

Trivia Question # 23:In Better Call Saul, what is Saul Goodman’s original name? (Answer: Jimmy Mcgill)

Trivia Question # 24:In Mad Men, what is the name of Don Draper’s first wife? (Answer: Betty Draper)

Trivia Question # 25:What is the highest rated television show on imdb? (Answer: Breaking Bad)

Trivia Question # 26:In Peaky Blinders, who is the head of the Shelby Family? (Answer: Thomas Shelby)

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Television History

Trivia Question # 27: What TV show invented the rerun to allow its star time to recover from pregnancy? (Answer: I Love Lucy)

Trivia Question # 28: Before cable, what was the nickname for the antenna on top of a TV? (Answer: Rabbit ears)

Trivia Question # 29: TV was first introduced to the general public at the New York World’s Fair in what year? (Answer: 1939)

Trivia Question # 30: Who was the first US president to appear on television? (Answer: Franklin Roosevelt)

Trivia Question #  31: What product was the first televised commercial advertising? (Answer: Wristwatches)

Trivia Question #  32:What was invented in 1948 by television store owners looking to sell more TV sets? (Answer: Cable)

Trivia Question # 33: In what year was the first working television created? (Answer: 1924)

Trivia Question # 34:What was the longest running talk show? (Answer: The Tonight Show)

Trivia Question # 35: In what year did the first color TV show air? (Answer: 1951)

Trivia Question # 36: In what year was the first ever flat-screen TV released? (Answer: 1997)

Trivia Question # 37:What is the oldest cartoon that is still running? (Answer: The Simpsons)

Trivia Question # 38: What show had the most watched series finale in history? (Answer: M*A*S*H)

Trivia Question # 39: What was the first film to be broadcast on TV? (Answer: The Crooked Circle)

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Reality Television

Trivia Question # 40: Who was the first host of the reality TV show “The Bachelor?” (Answer: Chris Harrison)

Trivia Question # 41: How many seasons of “Wheel of Fortune” have there been as of 2023? (Answer: 41)

Trivia Question # 42: What is the longest running game show of all time? (Answer: “The Price is Right”)

Trivia Question # 43: What was the first show in the “Real Housewives” franchise? (Answer: “Real Housewives of Orange County”)

Trivia Question #  44: The child pageant star on “Toddlers and Tiaras” is best known by what name? (Answer: Honey Boo Boo)

Trivia Question #  45: What streaming service hosts the show “The Kardashians?” (Answer: Hulu)

Trivia Question # 46: What is the name of the famously angry host of “Hell’s Kitchen?” (Answer: Gordon Ramsay)

Trivia Question # 47: What 2003 reality show features socialite Paris Hilton attempting to perform low-paying, menial jobs? (Answer: “The Simple Life”)

Trivia Question # 48: What British reality show features amateur bakers competing over a series of rounds? (Answer: Great British Bake Off)

Trivia Question # 49: Crocodile hunter Steve Irwin was killed by what kind of animal? (Answer: Stingray)

Trivia Question # 50: Through the first 10 seasons of Shark Tank, what prominent venture capitalist made the highest number (151) of deals? (Answer: Mark Cuban)

Trivia Question # 51: What company produced the docuseries Tiger King in 2020? (Answer: Netflix)

Trivia Question # 52: What CBS reality show from 2007 featured kids aged 8 to 15 who were tasked with building a functioning society?  (Answer: Kid Nation)

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We hope you enjoyed these 52 television trivia questions. If you’re still looking for more pop culture trivia, check out 63 Pop Culture Trivia Questions from the 1980s Decade or 60 Movie Trivia Questions and Answers to Stump your Co-Workers.

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