Can You Guess the 2000s Sitcoms Based on a Single Sentence?

By: Jouviane Alexandre
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When it comes to your favorite 2000s sitcoms, you might be thinking of shows like "The Office" and "How I Met Your Mother." Can you guess the correct sitcom that aired in the 2000s when only given one sentence? Find out with this quiz!

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A group of coworkers who work for a paper supply company?

"The Office" was the 2005 remake of the original UK show starring Ricky Gervais. The show starred Steve Carell, Raine Wilson, and John Krasinski. The series aired for eight years on NBC.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A group of five friends living in California who are made up of four socially-awkward males and a quick-witted female?

"The Big Bang Theory" is a CBS sitcom about four exceptionally intelligent -- but socially awkward -- men and their friend, Penny, who is incredibly down-to-earth. The show stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, and Kaley Cuoco. As of 2017, the show has had more than 230 episodes.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: Six friends living in New York City who try to balance their love lives and professional careers?

Although "Friends" began in 1994, it had a successful run that went until 2004. The show followed six friends living in New York City and starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A man and his four NYC friends as he tells his children about meeting his first wife?

"How I Met Your Mother" follows the story of Ted Mosby and how he eventually met his wife and mother of his two children. The show stars Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick HArris.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A woman who works for the Parks Department in a small town in Indiana?

"Parks & Recreation" is the 2009 sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a Parks Department worker whose goal is to save the parks in Pawnee, Indiana. The show also stars Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, and Rob Lowe.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A medical doctor and his coworkers who work at Sacred Heart hospital?

"Scrubs" is the 2001 sitcom about a medical intern who soon becomes a doctor and works at Sacred Heart hospital. The show stars Zach Braff as J.D., Sarah Chalke, and Donald Faison. The series aired until 2010.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A man living with his second wife and explores their contemporary family?

"Modern Family" is the 2009 sitcom starring Ed O'Neill and Sofia Vergara. The series is about a family and explores just how 'modern' they are.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: The wealthy Bluth family living in Newport Beach, California?

"Arrested Development" originally premiered on Fox in 2003 and lasted for three years. After it's end in 2006, the show was picked up by Netflix in 2013. The series starred Jason Batemen, Portia De Rossi, and Will Arnett.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: The patriarch, Peter Griffin, and his quirky family, which includes a talking baby and dog?

"Family Guy" is a cartoon sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane. The series began in 1999 and continues to run as of 2017. The show is about Peter Griffin and his family living in Quahog.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A young, genius middle child who is bullied for his intellect?

"Malcolm in the Middle" is the 2000 sitcom starring Frankie Muniz and Bryan Cranston. The series is about a normal but genius boy who has to deal with bullying for his intellect, while battling middle child syndrome.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A working class man living in New York with his wife and father-in-law?

"The King of Queens" is the TV sitcom about a man, Doug Heffernan, who works as a delivery man and lives with his wife and her quirky father. The show stars Kevin James, Lea Remini, and Jerry Stiller. It aired from 1998 to 2007.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A young teenager and his five friends living in a Wisconsin suburb in a past decade?

"That '70s Show" is a sitcom about six friends growing up in the '70s. The series starred Topher Grace, as Eric Foreman, and also helped launch the careers of Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, and Wilmer Valderrama.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A rural criminal who makes it his​ mission to right every wrong he's done?

"My Name is Earl" was a 2005 sitcom starring Jason Lee. He portrayed a petty criminal named Earl who decides to change his life around when he begins believing in karma after being struck by a car.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A man who is forced to help his brother raise his son?

"Two and a Half Men" was a TV sitcom that premiered in 2003. The series was about a jingle writer forced to help his brother raise his son. The series originally starred Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones. After Sheen's departure, Ashton Kutcher took the leading role in 2011.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A woman who works as a writer for a sketch comedy show?

"30 Rock" is a 2006 sitcom starring Tina Fey. The story follows a woman who works as a writer for a sketch comedy show. It lasted until 2013 and also starred Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: An Italian sportswriter who balances supporting his family with living across the street from his parents?

"Everybody Loves Raymond"" is a 1996 sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, and Doris Roberts. The series lasted nine seasons until its end in 2005. It sometimes connected its characters to another sitcom, "The King of Queens."

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A group of friends who own an Irish pub in a city in Pennsylvania?

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is a 2005 sitcom that first premiered on FX. The series stars Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney. It has since been moved to FXX and as of 2017, has aired over 130 episodes.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A young boy growing up in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood with his strict mom and penny-pinching father?

"Everybody Hates Chris" is a 2005 sitcom about Chris Rock's life growing up in the Bedford Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. The series starred Tyler James Williams as Chris and Terry Crews and Tichina Arnold as his parents.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A divorced psychiatrist who moves from Boston to Seattle and is roped into caring for his father?

"Frasier" is a 1993 sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer and Jane Leeves. The show follows Frasier Crane after he leaves Boston (in the sitcom "Cheers") and moves to Seattle. The series ran for a successful 11 seasons until it ended in 2004.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A straight female interior designer living in NYC with her gay male friend who works as a lawyer?

"Will & Grace" is a 1998 sitcom that first premiered on NBC. The show ran successfully until it's end in 2006 and was recently picked up for a new season in 2017. The series starred Eric McCormack as Will and Debra Messing as Grace.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A middle-class married man with kids, who uses humor to teach life lessons to his family?

"My Wife and Kids" was a 2001 sitcom starring Damon Wayans and Michael Kyle, a husband and father who often uses humor in teaching lessons to his family. The series lasted for five seasons and ended in 2005. "My Wife and Kids" also starred actress Tisha Campbell-Martin as Janet Kyle.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A young boy living in Philadelphia who grows up with his best friends, from their pre-teen years to college-age students?

"Boy Meets World" is a popular sitcom starring Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, and Rider Strong. Although the series was mostly around for the '90s, it ended in 2000. The series was also given a Disney Channel spin-off, "Girl Meets World," from 2014-2017.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: Four aliens who come to earth to explore the planet?

"3rd Rock from the Sun" is a sitcom that premiered in 1996 and ran until 2001. The series was about a group of four aliens who came to Earth and pretended to be a family in order to explore the planet. The series starred John Lithgow, Kristen Johnson, French Steward, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A comedian who works on raising his sister's three children with his wife?

"The Bernie Mac Show" was a 2001 sitcom starring comedian Bernie Mac. The series focused on him raising his nieces and nephew for his sister. The show ended in 2006 after five seasons.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A middle-class couple raising their three odd yet eccentric kids in Indiana?

"The Middle" is a TV sitcom starring Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn. The series is about a couple raising their different but similarly odd children in Indiana. The show began in 2009 and will end after its 9th season, which is set to premiere in 2017.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A stay-at-home father who focuses on raising his children and preventing his daughters from dating?

"8 Simple Rules" was a sitcom that aired from 2002-2005. The series starred John Ritter as Paul Hennessey, a father who works on raising his children when his wife returns to work full-time. The series was previously called "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter." It also starred Katey Sagal and Kaley Cuoco.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: Five friends as they deal with their relationships?

"Rules of Engagement" is a 2007 sitcom starring Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, and Oliver Hudson. The series was about a group of friends who work through their relationship issues. It ended in 2013 after 100 episodes.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A single mother who raises her daughter while they attend the same community college?

"The Parkers" is a 1999 sitcom that premiered on UPN. The series ran for five seasons until 2004. It followed single mother, Nikki Parker, as she raised her daughter. The show starred Mo'Nique and Countess Vaughn.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A juvenile police officer who works for a NY department under a strict commander?

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is a sitcom that premiered in 2013 starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher. The series is about a juvenile NYPD detective who also shows talent in the field. The series has aired 90 episodes as of 2017.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: An eccentric young woman who moves in with three men after discovering her boyfriend has been cheating on her?

"New Girl" is a 2011 sitcom that premiered on FOX starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, and Max Greenfield. The story follows a schoolteacher, Jess, who moves out of her house and moves in with three men. As of 2017, the series has run for six seasons and aired more than 130 episodes.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: Four female best friends who struggle through relationship and professional problems?

"Girlfriends" was a sitcom about a lawyer and her three friends as they dealt with career and relationship issues. The series premiered in 2000 and lasted until 2008. It starred Tracee Eliss Ross, Golden Brooks, and Persia White.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A working-class man living with his wife while raising their two children and dealing with his strained relationship with his mother?

"George Lopez" was a 2002 series that premiered on ABC. The series ran until 2007 and starred George Lopez as the humorous and hard-working patriarch of his family.The series also starred Constance Marie and Belita Moreno.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: A group of misfits who join a study group and become friends while attending a community college?

"Community" is a 2009 series about a group of adults attending a community college. The series stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, along with many others. It aired for six seasons and more than 100 episodes until its end in 2015.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: Two friends who work as waitresses to save up money for a cupcake business?

"2 Broke Girls" is a sitcom starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, two friends who work as waitresses in order to save money to open a cupcake business. The series premiered in 2011 and ended in 2017 after six seasons and more than 130 episodes.

Which 2000s sitcom stars: An upper-middle-class couple made up of an anesthesiologist and an ad exec who raise their four children in the modern world?

"Black-ish" is a 2014 sitcom that stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. They portray a black couple raising their four children in the modern world. As of 2017, the series has aired three seasons and more than 70 episodes.

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