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The More, The Merrier Trivia Quiz


One great thing about TV is relating to the characters. Some shows, however, toss everything they have into a stellar ensemble cast comprised of every possible figure under the sun. Can you name these shows with ensemble casts? Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by kyleisalive. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
kyleisalive
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
349,380
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
2149
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 70 (7/10), Guest 24 (3/10), Guest 24 (6/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Everyone from around the world, it seems, was stranded on a seemingly-deserted island in this show which ran from 2004-2010. Included in the cast were a doctor, several criminals, a Korean couple, an Australian rock star, and a pregnant woman. And that's just some of the people who were in the pilot! What J.J. Abrams-produced drama was this? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Paging Dr. Carter...and Dr. Ross...and Dr. Greene...
The amount of doctors inducted into the staff on this show (set in a Chicago hospital) rose every year of its fifteen season run in the U.S. (on NBC). Created by Michael Crichton and originally starring George Clooney and Noah Wyle, what show was it?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. A main cast, most of whom had unique superpowers, lived, died, saved the cheerleader, and saved the world in four seasons. Starring Ali Larter, Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, and others, what show aired from 2006-2010?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 4 of 10
4. Who are you? Are you like Nick Stokes (played by George Eads)? How about Sara Sidle (played by Jorja Fox)? Maybe you're like Grissom or Willows. Either way, these are only some of the people you could relate to on what long-running U.S. procedural? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Vampires? Werewolves? Fairies? These and more could be found on what HBO TV show starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgaard, Sam Trammell, and Ryan Kwanten (amongst others) and set in Bon Temps? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, and Cameron Monaghan were just a few members of the Gallagher family in what Showtime U.S. show released in 2011 (and based on a UK version of the same name)? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. A cast of former Broadway stars, comedians, and twenty-somethings posing as teenagers hit the FOX network with a hit show featuring musical numbers. What comedy first airing in 2009 was created by Ryan Murphy and starred Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, and Jane Lynch?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 8 of 10
8. Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, and Norman Reedus all ended up fighting for survival in what AMC drama developed by Frank Darabont and set in a post-apocalyptic United States? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, and others played a group of teen friends living their lives in Point Place, Wisconsin. Despite cast departures in later years, the show aired eight seasons and two hundred episodes. What was its name? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, and Jane Krakowski were the tip of the iceberg in what NBC comedy notable for including countless guest stars and celebrity cameos in its cast list? Hint



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1. Everyone from around the world, it seems, was stranded on a seemingly-deserted island in this show which ran from 2004-2010. Included in the cast were a doctor, several criminals, a Korean couple, an Australian rock star, and a pregnant woman. And that's just some of the people who were in the pilot! What J.J. Abrams-produced drama was this?

Answer: LOST

First envisioned as a miniseries for U.S. network ABC, "LOST" was originally meant to star Michael Keaton but as it grew to become a full series and began to flesh out its long, winding stories, it took on Matthew Fox in the lead role of Jack Shephard as well as Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway, Terry O'Quinn, Dominic Monaghan, Harold Perrineau, and on and on and on.

By the time the cast rounded out in season six, dozens and dozens of characters had joined the world of the show (which was mostly set on a 'deserted' island).

By the end of the series, most of them were dead. Due to the cost of the cast and the filming in Hawaii, it was one of the most expensive TV shows ever produced.
2. Paging Dr. Carter...and Dr. Ross...and Dr. Greene... The amount of doctors inducted into the staff on this show (set in a Chicago hospital) rose every year of its fifteen season run in the U.S. (on NBC). Created by Michael Crichton and originally starring George Clooney and Noah Wyle, what show was it?

Answer: ER

Taking in over one hundred Emmy nominations (including wins for a number of actors) and years of critical acclaim, "ER" was created by Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton in 1994. The original cast included Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle, Eriq La Salle, and Julianna Margulies. Over the years, the cast was joined by famous faces including Maria Bello, Ming-Na, Mekhi Phifer, Shane West, Linda Cardellini, and John Stamos. Most of the original cast left the show to pursue movie careers (Clooney was certainly successful) while others became popular many years after the show concluded (Margulies won awards for "The Good Wife").
3. A main cast, most of whom had unique superpowers, lived, died, saved the cheerleader, and saved the world in four seasons. Starring Ali Larter, Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, and others, what show aired from 2006-2010?

Answer: Heroes

"Heroes" was critically acclaimed in its first season due to a strong showing from its main cast and an immersive plot comprised of several intertwining storylines. When the show progressed, adding several new characters and killing the older ones off, it started to fall out of favour and fast.

When the writer's strike hit, nearly halving the second season, the show couldn't recover. It ended in its fourth season. Most of the actors, more popular from their appearances on "Heroes", found work fast (Quinto, for example, starred in the "Star Trek" reboot film and "American Horror Story" while Hayden Panettiere took a film career). Creator Tim Kring created "Touch" for FOX in 2012.
4. Who are you? Are you like Nick Stokes (played by George Eads)? How about Sara Sidle (played by Jorja Fox)? Maybe you're like Grissom or Willows. Either way, these are only some of the people you could relate to on what long-running U.S. procedural?

Answer: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", created by Anthony E. Zuiker, started airing in 2000 and ended up continuing for several hundred episodes with several additions to the main cast. Originally led by William Petersen (as Grissom) and Marg Helgenberger (as Willows), the show has taken many twists and turns over the years; when these actors departed their roles were filled by several major stars including Laurence Fishburne, Ted Danson, and Elisabeth Shue.

The "CSI" franchise has been popular enough to spawn spin-offs set in Miami and New York as well.
5. Vampires? Werewolves? Fairies? These and more could be found on what HBO TV show starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgaard, Sam Trammell, and Ryan Kwanten (amongst others) and set in Bon Temps?

Answer: True Blood

A look at the vampire-infested waters of the deep south, "True Blood" starred several actors, all denizens of Bon Temps, Louisiana, a location dealing with the acceptance of supernatural creatures and the dangers attached to each. Anna Paquin, playing Sookie Stackhouse, was at the center of most of the storylines.

The show was developed for television by Alan Ball in 2008. He also worked on "Six Feet Under" for HBO. "True Blood" was based on the "Southern Vampire Mysteries" written by Charlaine Harris; these began in 2001 and have since had more than a dozen installments.
6. William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, and Cameron Monaghan were just a few members of the Gallagher family in what Showtime U.S. show released in 2011 (and based on a UK version of the same name)?

Answer: Shameless

"Shameless" originally began production in the UK in 2004 becoming a popular, no-holds-barred dramedy about a down-on-their-luck family with no morals. In 2011, the show was recreated for an American audience and included the already-mentioned cast members as well as Justin Chatwin, Joan Cusack, and Shanola Hampton. Following the Gallagher family and their rowdy exploits in Chicago, the show became a success for the network and, like the original version, didn't hold back on its shocking nature.
7. A cast of former Broadway stars, comedians, and twenty-somethings posing as teenagers hit the FOX network with a hit show featuring musical numbers. What comedy first airing in 2009 was created by Ryan Murphy and starred Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, and Jane Lynch?

Answer: Glee

"Glee" followed a group of high school students struggling to find their place as teenagers and get to Nationals to become show choir grand champions. Aside from the comedy aspect of the show, "Glee" also featured a number of musical numbers in each episode (an average of five per), most of which were covers of existing songs but some of which were original compositions. Surprisingly, the "Glee" cast also broke records in the music world-- they charted more songs (combined) than the front-runners on the Billboard charts.

It has since won many Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
8. Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, and Norman Reedus all ended up fighting for survival in what AMC drama developed by Frank Darabont and set in a post-apocalyptic United States?

Answer: The Walking Dead

"The Walking Dead", based on a series of graphic novels by Robert Kirkman, was developed for television by Frank Darabont (director of "The Shawshank Redemption", "The Green Mile", and "The Mist"). Although Darabont was forced to step down from the show in its second successful season, many of the cast members stayed on to fight and survive another day.

The show followed a group of people from the southeastern United States fighting for their lives in a zombie apocalypse. A notable part of the show is the fact that none of the cast members would ever be safe; many main cast members have come and gone quickly due to the temperamental nature of the series.
9. Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, and others played a group of teen friends living their lives in Point Place, Wisconsin. Despite cast departures in later years, the show aired eight seasons and two hundred episodes. What was its name?

Answer: That '70s Show

"That '70s Show" began airing in 1998 and became a hit. Notable for sending many of its main cast members into stardom (Kutcher, for example, hosted "Punk'd" and later became a main cast member of "Two and a Half Men"), the show was a high ratings magnet in early seasons but slowly began to dwindle as cast members Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher made their exits. For the show's finale and two hundredth episode (set during New Year's Eve in 1979), all of the cast reunited to bring the series to a full close. FOX also aired a spin-off called "That '80s Show" in 2002 but it met near-instant low ratings and cancellation.
10. Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, and Jane Krakowski were the tip of the iceberg in what NBC comedy notable for including countless guest stars and celebrity cameos in its cast list?

Answer: 30 Rock

Created by former "Saturday Night Live" star and writer Tina Fey, "30 Rock" was created as a fictional inside look at 30 Rockefeller Place, the NBC Studios building. Fey played the head writer and creator of the fictional 'The Girlie Show', Liz Lemon, while Alec Baldwin played Jack Donaghy, the head of the studio.

Many of the episodes featured seemingly outlandish, yet nevertheless hilarious plots revolving around the cast of the show and the writers group. Due to the show's ties with NBC, it accumulated a huge number of movie and TV stars who appeared in cameos and larger arcs.

Despite low ratings, the show was kept on by NBC until its seventh season and all of the original cast members stayed involved.
Source: Author kyleisalive

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