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Updated on Sep 14, 2020. Posted on Sep 10, 2020

If You Get 8/10 On This Quiz, You'd Make A Great TV Executive

Pick up or pass?

Below, you'll get IMDb descriptions of TV shows that were either a flop or a major success. Your job, as a TV executive, is to pick up the successful long-running TV shows and pass on the single-season flops. You ready?

  1. "It follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty- to thirtysomething-year-old friends living in Manhattan."

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Friends!

    You'd probably want to pick it up, considering it ran for 10 seasons.

    Via NBC
  2. "A half-hour ensemble comedy focusing on a group of twentysomethings finding their way through the '80s in San Diego."

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's That '80s Show!

    You'd probably want to pass, considering the show only ran for 13 episodes and has a 4.8/10 stars rating.

    Via Fox
  3. "A chronicle of the lives, loves, trials, and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem."

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Days of Our Lives!

    The TV show has been running since 1965 and has had over 13,000 episodes.

    Via NBC
  4. "Nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia."

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Game of Thrones!

    After eight successful seasons, you'd be a bad TV executive to pass on this one.

    Via HBO
  5. "A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future."

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's FlashForward!

    The show was canned after only one season.

    Via ABC
  6. "A single bachelor dates multiple women over several weeks, narrowing them down to hopefully find his true love."

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's The Bachelor!

    Not only is the show in Season 25 and still going, it has also spawned successful spinoffs like Bachelor in Paradise and The Bachelorette.

    Via ABC
  7. "A man who can change himself into any animal fights crime."

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Manimal!

    The 1983 show only lasted eight episodes.

    Via NBC
  8. "A former White House communications director starts her own crisis management firm, only to realize that her clients are not the only ones with secrets."

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Scandal!

    Any good network executive would pick up this show, which won two Emmys and ran for seven seasons.

    Via ABC
  9. "A modern-day, alternate-reality drama about a hero who rises to become the king of his nation, based on the biblical story of King David."

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Kings!

    The show had good reviews but ultimately didn't last more than 13 episodes.

    Via NBC
  10. "An isolated community of superhumans fight to protect themselves."

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Inhumans!

    The Marvel show only lasted eight episodes before getting canned by ABC.

    Via ABC

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