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1. Which show aired in the coveted post-Super Bowl slot?
Harper's Island
Grey's Anatomy
The Office
2. The final season of which series was concerned primarily with who killed Jenny?
The Unit
The L Word
Battlestar Galactica
3. "Criss Angel Is a Douchebag", "The Monster at the End of This Book" and "Lucifer Rising" were episodes from which show?
Gossip Girl
4. Which type of vehicle was key to the televised continuation of Brett Michael's search for love?
An airplane
A bus
A limousine
A tank
5. What reality show was won by a former member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders?
The Amazing Race 13
Survivor: Tocantins
The Biggest Loser: Couples 2
The Singing Bee
6. "Do Thumbthing" So read an advertising campaign that caused controversy on which show?
30 Rock
Mad Men
The Office
Trust Me
7. Which of the following sci-fi babes had a cameo on an episode of The Big Bang Theory:
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Summer Glau
Jeri Ryan
Tricia Helfer
8. Which of the below was the logo for the spring 2009 edition of Dancing With the Stars?

9. Which pop culture newsmaker appeared briefly on an episode of How I Met Your Mother as a girl on a magazine cover?
Kim Kardashian
Susan Boyle
Miley Cyrus
Christina Aguilera
10. Which popular TV series was the unlikely basis for a video game released for the Wii, the Nintendo DS and PC, on March 10th, 2009?
Ghost Whisperer
Grey's Anatomy
The New Adventures of Old Christine
11. The premiere of which series concerns murders based on the books Flowers for Your Grave, Hell Hath No Fury and Death of a Prom Queen?
Lie to Me
The Mentalist
Better Off Ted
12. If you found yourself on the edge of your seat as the series hero searched for a man named Orion, you would be watching:
Criminal Minds
Desperate Housewives
According to Jim
13. Which show featured a character named Thirteen?
Gary Unmarried
Kath & Kim
14. Which series came to an end with a two part, three hour finale called Daybreak?
The Unusuals
Battlestar Galactica
Prison Break
The Starter Wife
15. Which star of E!'s The Girls Next Doors hosted and lent his/her name to The Travel Channel's "Sexiest Beaches"?
Bridget Marquardt
Holly Madison
Kendra Wilkinson
Hugh Hefner
16. Along with the addition of a fourth judge, which of the following was a major change to the format of spring 2009's edition of American Idol?
Judges were allowed to save a contestant from elimination once during the season
Ryan Seacrest no longer appeared on the show
Tallies of calls and texts sent to the show were independently audited
Wired electrodes allowed judges to send mild shocks to the contestants during their performance
17. Which alumni of the "classic" 90210 did not appear on Fox's new version?
Jennie Garth
Shannen Doherty
Tori Spelling
Luke Perry
18. Having already played characters named Niki and Jessica on the same show, which actress assumed the role of Tracy?
Ali Larter
Hayden Panettiere
Camryn Manheim
Mariska Hargitay
19. Viewers of which series were treated to faux commercials for a company called Veridian Dynamics?
30 Rock
American Idol
Better Off Ted
CSI: Miami
20. Sam Tyler, hero of the US version Life on Mars, was struck by a car in 2008, and was transported back in time how many years?
21. The lead singer for which rock group had a role as a terminator on the second season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles?
The Cranberries
The Donnas
22. Which series featured in its regular cast an actor who appeared in The Return of the King (but neither of the other two Lord of the Rings movies)?
Worst Week
Gary Unmarried
True Blood
23. What was unusual about America's Next Top Model contestant Isis?
She was Tyra Banks's niece
She was the runner-up of the previous cycle
She was transgender
She was a sitting State Representative from Oregon
24. What was the first new show from one of the major broadcast networks to get the ax?
My Own Worst Enemy
Do Not Disturb
The Ex List
25. Which of the following returning series on ABC was NOT canceled by the network in November?
Eli Stone
Private Practice
Pushing Daisies
Dirty Sexy Money
26. What broadcast network did not air Sen. Barack Obama's political ad, which was seen by tens of millions of viewers six days before the Presidential Election?
27. What late-night staple enjoyed its highest-rated episode in 14 years when Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin dropped by for a visit?
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Late Show with David Letterman
Saturday Night Live
28. This long-running sports series made a pay cabler jump when it moved from its HBO home to Showtime.
Championship Boxing
Inside the NFL
Costas Now
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
29. In the Parks and Recreation finale, what is the final name Andy gives his band?
Scarecrow Boat
Teddy Bear Suicide
Mouse Rat
Big Lying Baby
30. Which Superman arch-nemesis came to Smallville this season?
Solomon Grundy

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