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One of my favorite past times, of course, is TV Trivia, which over the years has resulted in over 3,000 questions to-date. Each issue of the TV Media Insights Daily will close with a TV trivia brain teaser. I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners, All in the Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ed Sullivan and Carol Burnett, Kojak and Columbo, The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie, St. Elsewhere and thirtysomething, Marcus Welby, M.D. and ER, Friends and Everybody Loves Raymond, Star Trek and Lost, Law & Order and CSI, Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy, Survivor and American Idol…you name it and we will have a question for you in each issue.

Fun Stuff

Nancy Walker Makes Her Debut on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ as Meddling Ida Morgenstern

Nancy Walker Makes Her Debut on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ as Meddling Ida Morgenstern

Short-lived “The Michael Richards Show” launched in 2000, signaling what many referred to at the time as the “Seinfeld...

October 24, 2014 with 0 Comments
‘Boston Public’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ Debut

‘Boston Public’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ Debut

Fox high school drama “Boston Public” from David E. Kelley debuted in 2000 and stayed on the air through 2004 (producing 81 episodes)....

October 23, 2014 with 0 Comments
NBC Commits to Pilot for ‘Bewitched’ Follow-up Series

NBC Commits to Pilot for ‘Bewitched’ Follow-up Series

NBC has given a pilot production commitment for a potential new sitcom that would focus on a character named Daphne, the daughter of...

October 22, 2014 with 0 Comments
Chubby Checker Does ‘The Twist;’ Gary Learns the Truth on ‘Knots Landing’

Chubby Checker Does ‘The Twist;’ Gary Learns the Truth on ‘Knots Landing’

Chubby Checker appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on CBS and performed “The Twist” in 1961. In 1987, Val (Joan Van Ark) admitted to...

October 22, 2014 with 0 Comments

James Bond Makes His Small Screen Debut; “Mystic Pizza” Opens in 1988

CBS anthology series “Climax!” presented the first screen adaptation of an Ian Fleming James Bond novel in 1954. The novel was Casino...

October 21, 2014 with 0 Comments
Archie Bunker and George Jefferson Meet

Archie Bunker and George Jefferson Meet

Carroll O’Connor as Archie Bunker and Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson, appeared together for the first time in an episode of...

October 20, 2014 with 0 Comments
‘The Hollywood Squares’ and ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Debut

‘The Hollywood Squares’ and ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Debut

Game show “The Hollywood Squares” debuted on NBC in 1966 in daytime with Ernest Borgnine in the center square. Peter Marshall was the...

October 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
Edith Bunker Turns 50 on ‘All in the Family'; ‘Smallville’ Debuts

Edith Bunker Turns 50 on ‘All in the Family'; ‘Smallville’ Debuts

Edith (Jean Stapleton) missed her surprise 50th birthday party on CBS’ “All in the Family” in 1977 when she was attacked by a rapist...

October 16, 2014 with 0 Comments
Everyone’s Favorite Sitcom, ‘I Love Lucy,’ Debuts in 1951

Everyone’s Favorite Sitcom, ‘I Love Lucy,’ Debuts in 1951

“I Love Lucy,” the first scripted television program to be shot on 35 mm film in front of a studio audience, debuted in 1951. Airing...

October 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
The First Broadcast of American Astronauts in Orbit Airs

The First Broadcast of American Astronauts in Orbit Airs

“Ethel and Albert,” a 1950s sitcom focused on a middle-aged couple and based on the radio show of the same name, moved to ABC on this...

October 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
Welcome ‘Kukla, Fran and Ollie’ and ‘Beatlemania’

Welcome ‘Kukla, Fran and Ollie’ and ‘Beatlemania’

A local program on WBKB in Chicago called “Junior Jamboree” launched in 1947 and was renamed “Kukla, Fran and Ollie” when it moved...

October 13, 2014 with 0 Comments
A Supreme Addition to ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Debuts

A Supreme Addition to ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Debuts

Period drama “Upstairs, Downstairs,” which aired on PBS under the “Masterpiece Theatre” banner from 1974 to 1977, debuted on...

October 10, 2014 with 0 Comments
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