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What do you get when you make an astronaut and his robot pals watch some of the worst movies ever made? Comedy gold, that's what. Find out how much of a diehard you are with our "Mystery Science Theater 3000" quiz!

By Mark Mancini

Generations have grown up watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas." But what does baseball legend Willie Mays have to do with this beloved animated special?

By Mark Mancini

Can you say, "amazing"? Here are five facts about the real Mister Rogers that may surprise you.

By Kathryn Whitbourne

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Celebrate 50-plus years of capers, masks, Scooby Snax and extra-large sandwiches by taking our spook-tacular quiz.

By Mark Mancini

'Parks and Recreation' aired its final episode in 2015, but if you're still fantasizing about the waffles at JJ's Diner or quoting the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness, this quiz is for you.

By Mark Mancini

Based on a British comedy of the same name, NBC's 'The Office' won five Emmys in its nine-season run. And thanks to Netflix, the show's has a new generation of viewers. Test your knowledge of the Dunder Mifflin gang with our quiz.

By Mark Mancini

James Holzhauer is breaking records on the much-loved quiz show with a killer combination of trivia smarts, buzzer-savvy and a gambler's instincts.

By Alia Hoyt

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His name is Caroll Spinney, and he's been bringing these beloved 'Sesame Street' characters to life for nearly 50 years.

By Bryan Young

From West Bev to college and beyond, the "90210" actors and their characters got up to some serious high jinks. How much do you know about the classic teen soap now getting a reboot?

By Alia Hoyt

Netflix's hit docuseries has it all: cult leaders, sex, biowarfare and illegal wiretapping. The one thing it's missing: a happy ending.

By John Donovan

Few people have had the impact of Steven Bochco, whose long-game storylines and gritty characters redefined TV dramas. Take our quiz to learn more about this famous small-screen writer and producer.

By Nathan Chandler

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"The Flintstones" were a modern Stone-Age family, but were they early predecessors of Homo sapiens or Neanderthals?

By Bryan Young

There are strategic reasons writers and creators of huge TV shows like 'Breaking Bad' and 'Game of Thrones' are splitting their seasons into two, shorter segments.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Do producers of shows like "Seinfeld" and "Louie" think comedians wouldn't respond to different names? Or that the audience wouldn't?

By Dave Roos

"The Simpsons" is famed for its biting humor and lovable, eccentric characters. But what makes the record-setting show so special?

By Ed Grabianowski

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"Schoolhouse Rock" was never just a cartoon. It taught kids of the '70s and '80s about everything from American history and multiplication to grammar and science, without them really knowing it.

By Danny Bonvissuto

Decades after his run on "Captain Kangaroo," the self-described health crusader is still on the mission to educate children about the human body.

By Kate Kershner

There's no big money prize (or any prize) waiting for those who stick it out. So, what motivates them?

By Dave Roos

This well-loved children's show was more controversial than you might think. Some early episodes were labeled 'adults only.'

By Kathryn Whitbourne

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David Gerrold and D.C. Fontana, two writers responsible for some of your favorite pieces of "Star Trek," talk about why the series is still beloved by so many.

By Bryan Young

We know that there's a lot of fakery in so-called reality shows. But do you know all the tricks some producers will use to get the results they want?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

"Game of Thrones" fans, beware spoilers — a new computer program predicts the death of the show's characters.

By Jonathan Strickland

Spin-offs can make it big (hello, "Frasier"). Sometimes they don't (we loved you on "Friends," "Joey"). These 10 were huge—sometimes bigger than the original show.

By Susan Sherwood

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TV influences the clothes we wear, the music we listen to, the cars we buy—even the way we choose to meet our future spouses. So it's not too much of a stretch to think that TV can change the way we eat.

By Susan Sherwood

Did you know the original "Star Trek" was canceled after just three seasons? In fact, there's no shortage of other popular TV shows that got similar treatment and were nixed by their networks, despite fan loyalty and sometimes super-high ratings.

By Susan Sherwood