The HBO Original Programming Quiz

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The HBO Original Programming Quiz
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Feeling guilty for binge-watching "Game of Thrones" in one weekend, only to follow it with a week of "Girls" episodes and revisiting "The Wire" for the fourth time? Make all that couch-sitting worthwhile by acing this HBO Original Programming Quiz.
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" followed the fictional misadventures of Larry David, the real-life creator of what show?
"Seinfeld"
Larry even pulled off a "Seinfeld" reunion on the show.
"Friends"
"Cheers"

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What HBO show could be considered an early pioneer of reality television?
"The Larry Sanders Show"
"Taxicab Confessions"
Sometimes lewd or graphic, the "stars" of the show were unsuspecting civilians.
"Generation Kill"

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What famous President did Paul Giamatti portray in the HBO miniseries of the same name?
James Madison
John Adams
"John Adams" aired in 2008.
Thomas Jefferson

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Andrew Rannells originated the role of Elder Price on Broadway in "Book of Mormon." What HBO show does he regularly appear on?
"Ballers"
"Sex and the City"
"Girls"
As Hannah's former roommate Elijah, we unfortunately don't get to see Rannells sing and dance nearly enough.

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"Hard Knocks" follows a team from what league?
National Basketball Association
National Football League
"Hard Knocks" follows an NFL team during training camp.
Major League Baseball

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Bill Maher hosts what roundtable talk show on HBO?
"Last Week Tonight with Bill Maher"
"Politically Incorrect"
"Real Time with Bill Maher"
Airing since 2003, guests discuss global and national current events.

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What is an upcoming HBO series, currently in development?
"The Old Model"
"The Young Pope"
"The Young Pope" will supposedly follow an old pope. Kidding! It's a young pope!
"The Stupid Scientist"

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"The Wire" took place in what American city?
Baltimore
Each season of the series followed a different aspect of the city's culture.
New York City
Chicago

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What comedian's first series was on HBO?
Dane Cook
Jerry Seinfeld
Louis CK
"Lucky Louie" was a precursor to Louis CK's acclaimed FX series, "Louie."

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What show was set in Botswana?
"The Pacific"
"Treme"
"The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"
The show was also filmed in Botswana.

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What was showrunner David Simon's follow-up to "The Wire?"
"Treme"
"Generation Kill"
"Generation Kill" was an adaptation of a book about a reporter embedded in Iraq.
"The Corner"

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What is the name of Richard Hendricks' start-up in "Silicon Valley?"
Hooli
Aviato
Pied Piper
Nobody is a huge fan of the name except for Richard himself.

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What HBO show won the most Emmys for any miniseries aired?
"Band of Brothers"
"Olive Kittredge"
"John Adams"
"John Adams" scored a whopping 13 Emmys.

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What Aaron Sorkin-penned series lasted three seasons on HBO?
"The Newsroom"
About a cable news show, the episodes followed real current events.
"Bored to Death"
"Boardwalk Empire"

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How many seasons was "The Sopranos" on air?
ten
six
The critical hit was on for six seasons.
twelve

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The song "Way Down In the Hole" is a theme for what series?
"The Wire"
The Tom Waits song was performed by different artists each season.
"Treme"
"True Detective"

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Who does Carrie end up with at the end of "Sex and the City"?
No one — she's single and loving it
Mr. Big
But the ride wasn't over, with a couple of film sequels after the show's finale.
Aleksandr

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Krazee Eyez Killa was a character on what show?
"The Chris Rock Show"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Larry and Krazee Eyez had some predictable misunderstandings.
"Mr. Show with Bob and David"

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A ghost is a recurring character in what series?
"Treme"
"Six Feet Under"
The patriarch of the Fisher family dies in the first episode, but still manages to butt into family business from beyond.
"Boardwalk Empire"

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"The Larry Sanders Show" starred what comedian?
Garry Shandling
While the fictional show-within-a-show did indeed star Larry Sanders, Garry Shandling played the part.
Larry Sanders
Johnny Carson

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In the series opening credits, Tony Soprano is on what road?
Eight Mile
Interstate 90
New Jersey Turnpike
Tony is seen going through the toll on the Turnpike.

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What HBO show features Adam Driver, who found worldwide fame after portraying Kylo Ren in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens?'
"Girls"
Honestly, dealing with Hannah Horvath's neuroses might make anyone turn to the dark side.
"Silicon Valley"
"True Detective"

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What beloved children's show is debuting its 2016 season on HBO?
"Sesame Street"
The show will air reruns on PBS.
"Pokemon"
"Daniel Tiger"

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How many wives did Bill have on "Big Love?"
two
three
The Hendrickson clan had three moms, one dad and a gaggle of kids.
four

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Who has narrated (nearly) every season of "Hard Knocks"?
Liev Schreiber
Paul Rudd narrated one season when the show followed the Kansas City Chiefs.
Paul Rudd
Paul Giamatti

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What is Johnny Drama's real last name on "Entourage?"
Chase
Remember, he's Vincent Chase's half-brother.
Durama
Johnson

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Debuting in 2016, what series is based on a Michael Crichton film?
"Jurassic Park: The Show"
"Vinyl"
"Westworld"
The series is a remake of a 1973 science fiction film.

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What was the premise of "Oz?"
Four misfits and a cute dog make their way to the Emerald City.
a song-and-dance retelling of how "The Wizard of Oz" was made
Inmates in high-security prison face brutality and psychological drama.
A little singing or dancing would've been nice.

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"Office Space" writer and director Mike Judge created what HBO series?
"Silicon Valley"
Judge developed the series based on his own experience in the early tech industry.
"Ballers"
"Enlightened"

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What television series spoils the future books the episodes are adapted from?
"John Adams"
"Game of Thrones"
George RR Martin couldn't quite keep up his novel-writing with the pace of the show.
"The Leftovers"

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