Only a television expert can guess what all these TV terms mean

What is a "clip show" anyway?

Many industries have their own terminology and television is no different. While some words have become common lingo, others aren't well known outside the business.

Here are 15 words that are related to television in some way. Can you properly define each one?

  1. Prime time
  2. Marathon
  3. Sitcom
  4. Spin-off
  5. Miniseries
  6. Pilot
  7. Recap
  8. Procedural
  9. Cold open
  10. Infomercial
  11. Cliffhanger
  12. Simulcast
  13. Bumper
  14. Clip show
  15. Hot switch

Only a television expert can guess what all these TV terms mean

Your Result...

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Stevetrek 3 months ago
Please show Rhoda, Marcus Welby, Family, Falcon Crest.
AnnieMae 9 months ago
I got 12 out of 15
Proud of myself
louiejl 9 months ago
15/15. Had to guess on two.
Runeshaper 9 months ago
You got 11 out of 15
You proceeded through that marathon quiz in prime time!

OH YEAH! :)
MadMadMadWorld 9 months ago
13/15. Wow, that was terrific! I learned two more tv terms I never heard of before after watching television for 60 years! #8 (Procedural) and #9 Cold Open. Thanks, MeTV, you give great quizzes for us to learn new things!
Lacey 9 months ago
15/15 and WOW, I had to guess at the last one. I figured I knew the answer but you know METV, they like to slip in zingers.
John 9 months ago
15/15 My first perfect score in a while. Comes from spending too much time actually READING the articles in TV Guide.
MeTvEr 9 months ago
Got 'em all. Dang! I think I watched too much TV growing up.
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