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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

Joey Bishop and Regis Philbin, “Game of Thrones,” “Ringer”

Joey Bishop and Regis Philbin, “Game of Thrones,” “Ringer”

Joey Bishop tried to compete opposite Johnny Carson with a self-titled late night talker on ABC featuring Regis Philbin effective in 1967....

April 17, 2014 with 0 Comments
Lucy in Italy; Walter Cronkite Begins on CBS; “Holocaust” Miniseries Debuts

Lucy in Italy; Walter Cronkite Begins on CBS; “Holocaust” Miniseries Debuts

While visiting Italy, Lucy (Lucille Ball) worked in a vineyard to soak up a little “local color” for a role in a film called...

April 16, 2014 with 0 Comments
“I Spy” Concludes; “In Living Color” Debuts

“I Spy” Concludes; “In Living Color” Debuts

Drama “I Spy,” with Bill Cosby as the first black performer to have a starring role in a regularly scheduled dramatic series, concluded...

April 15, 2014 with 0 Comments
NBC Flop “The Paul Reiser Show” Debuts

NBC Flop “The Paul Reiser Show” Debuts

“Mad About You” star Paul Reiser attempted a sitcom comeback in “The Paul Reiser Show” on NBC in 2011. But the...

April 14, 2014 with 0 Comments
“704 Hauser” Debuts; “Hill Street Blues” Hits 100

“704 Hauser” Debuts; “Hill Street Blues” Hits 100

“704 Hauser,” the fifth – and final – spin-off from “All in the Family” debuted on CBS in 1994. The series, which aired for...

April 11, 2014 with 0 Comments
“America’s Most Wanted” Debuts; Ricky Nelson Croons

“America’s Most Wanted” Debuts; Ricky Nelson Croons

“America’s Most Wanted” debuted across the country in 1988 (after a limited launch on seven Fox-owned stations on February 7,...

April 10, 2014 with 0 Comments
“Big Pussy” Gets Whacked on “The Sopranos;” Bobby Steps Out of the Shower on “Dallas”

“Big Pussy” Gets Whacked on “The Sopranos;” Bobby Steps Out of the Shower on “Dallas”

Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero (Vincent Pastore) got whacked in the second season-finale in HBO’s “The Sopranos” in...

April 9, 2014 with 0 Comments
“Twin Peaks” Begins; “All in the Family” Ends; Michael Landon Announces Terminal Illness

“Twin Peaks” Begins; “All in the Family” Ends; Michael Landon Announces Terminal Illness

There was one series premiere on this day, cult favorite drama “Twin Peaks” on ABC in 1990 (which started strong and ultimately exited...

April 8, 2014 with 0 Comments
Television Debuts; “Too Close For Comfort” Returns

Television Debuts; “Too Close For Comfort” Returns

The first official demonstration of television was presented at the AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories auditorium in New York City in...

April 7, 2014 with 0 Comments
“Hogan’s Heroes,” “Knight Rider” and “Renegade” Conclude

“Hogan’s Heroes,” “Knight Rider” and “Renegade” Conclude

Three series concluded on this day: “Hogan’s Heroes” on CBS in 1971, the original “Knight Rider” on NBC in 1986, and syndicated...

April 4, 2014 with 0 Comments
FIrst Issue of TV Guide, “Barnaby Jones”

FIrst Issue of TV Guide, “Barnaby Jones”

The first issue of TV Guide was released in 1953 with a photograph of Lucille Ball and her newborn son, Desi Arnaz, Jr. In 1980, CBS...

April 3, 2014 with 0 Comments
“Dallas,” “ER,” “As the World Turns,” “The Edge of Night”

“Dallas,” “ER,” “As the World Turns,” “The Edge of Night”

The original version of serialized drama “Dallas” debuted on CBS in 1978 as a five-part miniseries. It returned on Sept. 23, 1978 as a...

April 2, 2014 with 0 Comments
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