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#1. The title character in the American TV series Perry Mason is based on books written by:

The fictional Los Angeles defense attorney Perry Mason originally appeared in books by Erle Stanley Gardner.


#2. Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield are two main characters in which TV series?

Prison Break is an American television drama series created by Paul Scheuring. It ran between 2005 and 2009. Dominic Purcell plays Lincoln Burrows, who is wrongfully accused of and charged with murder. Wentworth Miller plays Michael Scofield, Lincoln’s brother. Michael Scofield creates elaborate plans to help his brother escape from prison.


#3. In which city was the TV show Cheers set?

Cheers is an American sitcom that ran from 1982 to 1993. The show is set in a bar named Cheers in Boston, Massachusetts. It revolves around a group of locals that meet to drink, relax, and socialize. Ted Danson plays the lead character Sam Malone and Kirstie Alley plays Rebecca Howe.


#4. In, 2012 Major Crimes premiered as a spin-off from which TV series?

The Closer with Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson premiered in 2005. Following the finale in 2012, the spin-off Major Crimes premiered. In Major Crimes, Captain Sharon Raydor (played by Mary McDonnell) is selected as the new head of the fictional Major Crimes Division.


#5. What American actor and race car driver plays the role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy?

Patrick Dempsey is an American actor and race car driver. He is perhaps best known for his role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. He has also appeared in several films, including Made of Honor, Sweet Home Alabama, and Valentine’s Day.


#6. Gillian Anderson plays the role as Dana Scully in which TV series?

The X-Files is an American TV series created by Chris Carter. It ran nine seasons, from 1993 to 2002 on Fox, spanning 202 episodes. The series revolves around FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.


#7. Mark Frost and David Lynch created this TV series about the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer:

Twin Peaks is an American television serial drama created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. It revolves around the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer. Its pilot episode was first broadcast in 1990.


#8. In 2011, Charlie Sheen was replaced by Ashton Kutcher in this American sitcom:

The production of Two and a Half Menwas ended for the rest of the eighth season in 2011. In the ninth-season premiere Charlie Sheen’s character had been killed off and replaced by Walden Schmidt, played by Ashton Kutcher.


#9. Showtime's political thriller TV series Homeland is based on a series originally produced in:

Homeland is based on the Israeli series Hatufim (English title: Prisoners of War).


#10. In which TV-series do the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 play a significant role?

The numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 frequently recurred in Lost.


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