It takes a TV genius to remember all these shows from 1990

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It's hard to believe that three decades have passed since Seinfeld and The Simpsons premiered. Heck, one of them is still on the air. The other remains a streaming and syndication juggernaut. Both aired their first seasons in 1990 (after the pilots aired in 1989).

But not every show that started in 1990 became a cultural phenomenon. You certainly know some of the following series. Others are much deeper cuts.

You have to be a television fanatic to fill in every blank. Good luck!


  1. Which beloved TV family made a comeback on CBS in 'The _______'?
  2. Things got eerie in 'Twin _______'?
  3. Brandon and Brenda moved to a new zip code in 'Beverly Hills, _______'?
  4. Burt Reynolds made a return to TV in 'Evening _______'?
  5. A Full House star presented 'America's Funniest _______ Videos'?
  6. Randy Newman sang the theme song to the infamous '_______ Rock'?
  7. R.E.M. performed the theme song to the Fox comedy 'Get a _______'?
  8. Kevin Meaney replaced John Candy playing the lead in 'Uncle _______'?
  9. Whoopi Goldberg and Jean Stapleton starred in 'Bagdad _______'?
  10. A television legend made her return to ensemble comedy with '_______ & Company'?
  11. Ferris Bueller had a TV spin-off in 1990 and also heavily influenced the Fox sitcom 'Parker Lewis Can't _______'?
  12. Susan Gless returned to TV as the star of 'The _______ of Rosie O'Neill'?
  13. Former Buck Rogers man Gil Gerard returned to TV in the extremely short-lived 'E.A.R.T.H. _______'?

It takes a TV genius to remember all these shows from 1990

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SheriHeffner 6 months ago
11 out of 13. The Bradys was terrible. I mean Marcia an alcoholic and Bobby a paraplegic. And Peter could have given AIDS to half his women he dated.
RichieMuenster 10 months ago
Fantastic quiz as always. My stream and I got all of them right. We did however notice that Sharon Gless is named Susan Gless in question Number 12. Out of all of the great quizzes you guys put together, it is so rare to find a typo! Keep up the awesome work!
EllisClevenger 12 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
Revivals, spin-offs, comebacks… which show was your favorite?
Rrene03 12 months ago
12 out of 13 .. really didn't know a lot of these..
BrianMoore 12 months ago
12 out of 13. God, I had almost forgotten about Cop Rock
JC 13 months ago
You got 10 out of 13
Revivals, spin-offs, comebacks… which show was your favorite?
EmBee 13 months ago
Bagdad Cafe? I never heard of it. I got it right by deduction of looking at the photo.
MaryAnn 13 months ago
Who the heck is that person bottom right with the Brady family in that last picture? The one next to Bobby and Cindy, in front of Jan? It sure doesn’t look like Marcia!
Corey MaryAnn 13 months ago
That was the fake Marcia played by Leah Ayres.
MaryAnn Corey 13 months ago
I vaguely remember that she was actually referred to as the fake Marcia!
Lacey 13 months ago
Wow, 13/13.
I had to pretty much give up evening TV in the 1990s so I thought I would bomb on this.
MrBill 13 months ago
13/13; knew most of these but had to guess on a couple.
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