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1. The fall premiere of this series debuted with 16.1 million viewers, an all-time record for cable entertainment programming.
Breaking Bad
Duck Dynasty
The Walking Dead
2. While we're on the subject of massive cable ratings, the fourth season premiere of this show became the most watched non-fiction cable telecast in history.
Duck Dynasty
Storage Wars
Top Chef
The Walking Dead
By way of explanation.....
If you chose The Walking Dead, you need to google the definition of "non-fiction".
3. Speaking of ratings, the ones for this summer series were the best on network television for the June through August time frame.
The Bridge
Crossing Lines
The Hero
Under the Dome
4. This television series may have ended in 2007, but thanks to the magic of Kickstarter, it will return in movie format in 2014.
Battlestar Galactica
The Dead Zone
Veronica Mars
5. In July, one of the stars of this television series died unexpectedly at the tender age of 31.
Game of Thrones
Pretty Little Liars
Vampire Diaries
By way of explanation.....
We'll always remember Cory Monteith singing "Don't Stop Believin'"
6. The hills were alive with the Sound of Music, but this musician discovered that the internet was more alive with angry tweets about her performance.
Faith Hill
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
7. Oh, great. There's another Kardashian. You've probably heard of the baby daddy. Who is it?
Chris Brown
Frank Ocean
Kanye West
8. After decades of trying, Universal Studios finally gained relevance when they added the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2010. They upped the ante in 2013 with the debut of...
Itchy and Scratchy Land
Family Guy Island
Simpsons Land
Transformers Land
9. The next four questions are the nerd portion of the quiz. Which comic book hero turned 75 this year?
Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
By way of explanation.....
All he got for his birthday was a lousy Man of Steel.
10. The news was much worse for this comic book hero, who had his identity stolen by an arch enemy while he was on his deathbed.
Captain America
Iron Man
11. Undeniably, the seminal moment of COMICON occurred when this film was announced.
The Avengers: Civil War
Batman vs. Superman
Justice League
Serenity 2
12. This celebrity tripped on their way to the stage to accept their Academy Award?
Anne Hathaway
Daniel Day-Lewis
Jennifer Lawrence
Christoph Waltz
13. This celebrity was hilariously prevented from buying a purse because the store employee felt she could not afford it.
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss
JK Rowling
Oprah Winfrey
14. This program premiered to only a million viewers when it debuted years ago. Its final episode did *slightly* better, garnering 10.3 million viewers.
30 Rock
Breaking Bad
One Tree Hill
The Walking Dead
By way of explanation.....
30 Rock also ended this season, but its ratings went the other way. It debuted to 8.1 million viewers but ending with only 4.9 million.
15. Vaunted author Elmore Leonard passed away in 2013. Before he died, he did gift us with this magnificent television character:
Jack Bauer
Raylan Givens
Sam Malone
Robb Stark
By way of explanation.....
Leonard's last book was Raylan, which was a return to the character he created in 2001.
16. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. represents ABC's attempt to do a weekly television version of the Marvel universe. Which of their movies has already tied into an episode of the show?
Capain America: The First Avenger
Iron Man 2
Thor: The Dark World
By way of explanation.....
The inclusion of Thor: The Dark World so soon after the release of the movie is an example of corporate synergy run amok.
17. This actress had the strangest meltdown of 2013. Highlights included her request for a musician to "murder her vagina", her arrest for reckless endangerment/pot possession, and ongoing Twitter feuds with Cher and Rihanna.
Amanda Bynes
Miley Cyrus
Lindsay Lohan
Nicki Minaj
By way of explanation.....
To the best of our knowledge, Drake politely but reasonably declined the vagina-murder request.
18. Hollywood icon Ray Harryhausen passed away in 2013. You obviously know that he was a legend in the field of...
cartoon animation
costume design
stop motion animation
By way of explanation.....
Harryhausen invented Dynamation, which was the 3D/IMAX of the 1950s.
19. This classic Bob Dylan song was adapted into an interactive video that became a social media sensation...
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
All Along the Watchtower
Blowin' in the Wind
Like a Rolling Stone
20. This actor closed out 2013 in true #EpicFail fashion. First, he copped to plagiarizing the idea for a short film. Then, people realized that the apology offered was itself plagiarized. You say ________, we say THIEF!
Zac Efron
Jonah Hill
Shia LeBeouf
Frankie Muniz
By way of explanation.....
We plagiarized this question from LeBeouf for the sake of symmetry.

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