50 Fun 2000s TV Trivia Questions and Answers

Play our 2000s TV trivia questions and answers quiz to find out how much you know about this captivating, revolutionary, and ever-changing era for TV.

The noughties started some of the greatest TV series, shows, and movies to ever hit our screens. It was also a time for some devastating losses (from Carrie Bradshaw to Chandler Bing, Friday nights will never be the same! 

If you’ve spent much of the last 20+ years watching TV, then our 2000s TV trivia has finally arrived to let you showcase your knowledge to friends and family! 

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General 2000s TV trivia questions and answers

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Good day, and welcome to the beginning of our 2000s TV trivia questions and answers! 

In this section, you’ll be tested on 2000s TV across the genres, characters, stats, the who’s, what’s when’s, where’s and why’s. 

Here you will find some super-easy questions, some a little trickier, and some that’ll have you racking your brains for answers you’re almost sure you know! But, it’s all in fun! 

Ready to play?

Let’s go! 

1: Breaking Bad was one of the most popular TV shows to come from the 2000s, but how many networks passed on it?
4 - including HBO!
2: How many seasons did The Office run for?
9.
3: Coming to our screens in 2005, what was the name of the hugely successful comedy show starring Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, and Josh Radnor as lead stars?
How I Met Your Mother.
4: What was the fictional name of the hospital the Scrubs stars worked in?
Sacred Heart.
5: Can you name the 3 fictional surnames of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S male stars?
Gellar, Bing, and Tribiani. (we'll take any order).
6: What is the original home city of larger-than-life Late Show presenter James Corden?
London.
7: How many episodes of Game of Thrones graced our screens during the 2000s?
73.
8: The Middles Mike Heck also starred in another hugely popular 2000s series; what was this?
Scrubs.
9: During an MTV NTA performance, the world saw Madonna and Britney Spears share a kiss on screen. What year was this?
2003.
10: What was Ashlee Simpson caught doing live on Saturday Night Live in 2004?
Lip-synching.
11: What TV cast were on flight Oceanic 815 in 2004?
Lost.
12: How many people tuned in to watch Joe Millionaire?
40 million.
13: Which seriously grumpy Englishman was the brains behind American Idol?
Simon Cowell.
14: What was the name of the spin-off show that featured Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory?
Young Sheldon.
15: The Good Doctors lead star, Sean Murphy, lives with what neurological condition?
Autism.

2000s Sitcoms TV trivia questions and answers 

2000s Sitcoms TV trivia questions

Situation Comedies, we can’t get enough of them in the US! Watching the lives of others evolve as they bypass challenges, overcome hurdles, love, laugh, and live their lives on screen for our viewing pleasure. 

But, how much have you taken in of the 2000s sitcoms? Test yourself, your friends, or your family with this section of our TV trivia. 

1: The Offices Andrew Cornell likes to ensure everyone knows he went to this University?
Cornell.
2: What is the name of Phoebe Buffay's twin in F.R.I.E.N.D.S?
Ursula.
3: Which Modern Family actor is a member of Mensa and has an IQ of 150 (Considered 'Highly Gifted').
Nolad Gould AKA Luke Dumphy.
4: Which critically acclaimed US sitcom won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy 5 years in a row?
Frasier.
5: Ray Romano wrote and starred in which Long Island based sitcom?
Everybody Loves Raymond.
7: Who played Will Truman in the multi-award-winning sitcom Will & Grace?
Eric McCormack.
8: What does Jay Pritchett learn in Modern Family to impress his wife, Gloria?
Spanish.
9: What question, during the iconic F.R.I.E.N.D.S episode where apartments were at stake, caused Monica and Rachel to lose theirs?
'What is Chandler Bing's Job?'
10: What was Chandler Bing's job?
He worked in statistical analysis and data reconfiguration.
11: For how many years did Malcolm in the Middle run?
6-years.
12: What kind of farm does Dwight Shrute have in The Office?
Beet.

2000s Documentary TV trivia questions and answers

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Documentaries have been a massive part of the 2000s; whether we have a new hunger to learn or are seeing things for the first time and realizing we just can’t get enough of it. 

Documentaries have been binged like no other genre over the last couple of decades. 

But, how much information have you remembered?

Let’s find out!

1: Nev Shulman produced an eye-opening documentary film in 2010, with 8 subsequent seasons based on the same subject sharing the title. What is this title?
Catfish.
2: What is the name of the British-American writer and documentarian who launched a 2000s documentary series including titles: LA Stories, Dark States, and Altered States?
Louis Theroux.
3: Which American actress narrated the 2014 documentary series 'Death Row Stories'?
Susan Sarandon.
4: What was the name of the biggest documentary series around the globe in 2020?
Tiger King.
5: Which documentary won the 2006 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature?
The March of the Penguins.
6: What year was the much anticipated Amanda Knox documentary, named Amanda Knox, aired?
2016.
7: What creature was the hard-hitting documentary Black Fish about?
Killer Whale.
8: 'When The Leeves Broke' was a 2006 documentary series set in New Orleans following what natural disaster?
Hurricane Katrina.
9: The Netflix documentary series with a pet animal in the title was called 'Don't **** With ….'?
Cats.
10: In what year did the heavily anticipated 'The Central Park Five' hit our screens?
2012.

2000s Kids TV questions and answers

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According to Government data, American kids are spending around 7 hours a day on screens – while this is, of course, pretty bad, it should mean this section of the quiz will be fairly easy! 

Here kids will be asked a series of questions about kids’ TV shows of the 2000s

Maybe we can reduce screen time later…

Ready to test your knowledge?

Let’s begin!

1: Which cartoon character lives in a pineapple?
Spongebob Square Pants.
2: What relation are Drake and Josh to each other in the TV Drake & Josh?
Step Brothers.
3: Which wrecking ball singer played the lead Hannah Montana in the TV series of the same name?
Miley Cyrus.
4: Who had the nickname of 'Football head'?
Hey Arnold.
5: What is the name of the green van in 'Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?'
The Mystery Machine.
6: Salem is a black cat that belongs to which teenager?
Sabrina The Teenage Witch.
7: What is the name of The Simpsons religious next-door neighbor?
Ned Flanders.
8: Where can you watch the 2015 series, Richie Rich?
Netflix.
9: What is the name of Dexter's rival in the TV series 'Dexter's Laboratory?
Mandark.
10: What relaunched 2000s kids TV series features Angelica, Tommy, Phil, Lil, Susie, and Chuckie?
The Rugrats.

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