Try to name every celebrity on the cover of TV Guide in 1979

See if you can get 13 out of 13!

A decade was coming to a close. Familiar faces were making comebacks, and fresh new talents were taking television by storm.

Below, you will see covers from TV Guide magazine that hit newsstands and grocery checkouts in 1979. There's one catch — all of them (minus one) is illustrated. Can you interpret the art and identify the celebrities?

Good luck!
  1. These two characters could be found driving which series?
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
  2. For the record, where you could find these three stars?
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
  3. This former Gunsmoke star was showing How the West Was Won in 1979.
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
  4. This actor is also known for playing which iconic Star Trek villain?
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
  5. What is the name of the character on the left?
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
  6. Recognize this trio?
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
  7. The actor on the left later starred in which crime series?
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
  8. This cover was promoting "The Next Generations," the sequel to which smash miniseries?
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
  9. These partners could be seen on which action show?
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
  10. The fine print tells you the actors' names — which show were they promoting?
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
  11. This is former Bonanza star Pernell Roberts. In 1979, he was playing a character first seen on M*A*S*H. Which actor played this same role on M*A*S*H?
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
  12. This cover illustration featured a collection of popular talk show hosts. The red arrow is pointing to…?
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
  13. Finally, these gentlemen could be seen hosting which program?
    Image: TV Guide Cover Archive
Try to name every celebrity on the cover of TV Guide in 1979

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Wayne2049 3 days ago
They could have made #5 more difficult by using Laverne as one of the distractors (Teacher lingo for the wrong answer choices).
Art1957 8 days ago
I loved TV Guide - I would usually read every article during the course of the week and looked forward to the next new issue to arrive. I can't imagine a home without it back then!
BrownieMom 9 days ago
You got 13 out of 13
Aaaayyyyyyy! Thumbs up! You know your stuff.
NoahBody 9 days ago
13/13 This wasted life is starting to pay off !!!! I miss TV Guide, especially the Fall Preview issue.
Geronimo 9 days ago
Ayyyyyyyyyyyyy, too easy.................13/13
RobertFFloydII 10 days ago
📺 13-0. This is the "reward" I get for spending my life in front of a TV screen.
Greg 10 days ago
13/13 Boy I hate caricatures like the Archie Bunker cover
CatMomWanda Greg 9 days ago
That one was bad.
AgingDisgracefully 10 days ago
___ for ___.
The art of conversation has never been livelier!
CarrieMcCourt 10 days ago
13/13 WOW That was horrible picture of Gary Sandy!
PJM 10 days ago
Also missed 60 minutes. Never really watched that show
Geronimo PJM 9 days ago
Bummer
richardkel 10 days ago
13/13. Only had to guess on the last one.
13/13. I wasn't sure about #11.
teire 11 days ago
12/13. Missed the Bee Gees. These TV Guide cover quizzes are some of my favorites.
anthony 11 days ago
13/13 💃💃 Wow a 👍 from The Fonz!!!
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