Answers to Sporcle's TV Opening Theme Quiz IIby Progressive-Element | created - 20 Dec 2013 | updated - 23 Dec 2013 | Public
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3. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance
A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.
5. Hell's Kitchen (2005– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV
World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking challenges and dinner services at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen", to determine which one ... See full summary »
10. Charles in Charge (1984–1990)
Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Family
Charles, a college student, is a live-in housekeeper in the Powell household. Charles, along with his friend Buddy, attempts to juggle his studies, friendships and duties to the family.
12. Baywatch (1989–2001)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama
This long-running series follows the adventures of a team of lifeguards on a crowded resort beach. Veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon watches over the younger lifeguards that come and go ... See full summary »
14. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV
Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous ... See full summary »
15. Ugly Betty (2006–2010)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young, smart and wise woman named Betty Suarez goes on a journey to find her inner beauty. The only problem is that it's hard for a slightly less attractive woman to find her beauty ... See full summary »
18. Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
45 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
Dr. Mark Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his son, Steve, a homicide detective.
20. Miami Vice (1984–1990)
TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.
23. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.
26. Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)
TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.
29. Matlock (1986–1995)
TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.
30. Thirtysomething (1987–1991)
60 min | Drama, Romance
Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst. Michael runs an ad agency with his friend Elliot, whose marriage ... See full summary »
32. Millennium (I) (1996–1999)
45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A former FBI profiler with the ability to look inside the mind of a killer begins working for the mysterious Millennium Group whose interest lies in cases involving doomsday cults and killers obsessed with the end of the millennium.
33. Survivor (2000– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Game-Show, Reality-TV
A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back. The lone survivor of this contest takes home a million dollars.
34. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.
37. Murder One (1995–1997)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Theodore Hoffman is a prominent defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. After successfully defending the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a lurid murder trial, he is ... See full summary »
40. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)
60 min | Crime, Drama
Mystery and suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.
48. Popular (1999–2001)
TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.
51. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TVs, fridges, etc. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.
52. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
56. Who's the Boss? (1984–1992)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother.
59. America's Got Talent (2006– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music
A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.
66. Step by Step (1991–1998)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and... See full summary »
73. Boston Legal (2004–2008)
TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running David E. Kelley series The Practice (1997), following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt.
76. The Daily Show (1996– )
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show
Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »
78. Bones (2005–2017)
TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.
82. Carnivàle (2003–2005)
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.
85. American Gothic (1995–1996)
60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
The show is set in the town of Trinity, South Carolina. Lucas Buck, the local sheriff, has supernatural powers. He uses these powers to manipulate people into making evil choices. Lucas ... See full summary »
88. Being Erica (2009– )
TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
"Therapist" Dr. Tom - who is constantly spouting famous and not so famous historical quotes - is Erica Strange's savior and worst enemy. Erica, a young adult woman, is having a bad life ... See full summary »
90. Knots Landing (1979–1993)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance
The residents of the cul-de-sac Seaview Circle in Knots Landing, a coastal suburb of Los Angeles, deal with various crises such as rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue and criminal investigations.
93. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family
Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.
94. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.