Four Temperament Ensemble / Live-Action TV

  • 19 Kids and Counting The five oldest Duggar daughters: Jana (melancholic), Jill (eclectic), Jessa (choleric), Jinger (sanguine), and Joy (phlegmatic).
  • 2 Broke Girls: Max and Sophie (sanguine), Oleg (choleric), Caroline (melancholic), Han and Earl (phlegmatic).
  • 30 Rock: Liz (melancholic), Tracy, Jenna, and Frank (choleric), Kenneth (sanguine), Pete (eclectic), and Jack (phlegmatic).
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun: The Solomon "family" — Dick Solomon (melancholic), Tommy (phlegmatic), Sally (choleric), and Harry (sanguine).
    • Other characters: Mary Allbright (melancholic), Nina (choleric), Don Orville (phlegmatic), Vicki Dubcek (sanguine), and Mrs. Dubcek (eclectic).
  • The A-Team: B.A. (choleric), Hannibal (melancholic), Face (phlegmatic), and Murdock (sanguine).
  • Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The Nelson family: Ozzie (choleric), Harriet (sanguine), David (phlegmatic), and Ricky (melancholic).
  • The Adventures of Superman: Clark Kent aka Superman (phlegmatic), Lois Lane (choleric), Jimmy Olsen (sanguine), Perry White (melancholic), Inspector Henderson (eclectic).
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Coulson (phlegmatic), Ward (choleric), May and Fitz (melancholic), Skye and Simmons (sanguine).
  • American Horror Story: Coven: Zoe (sanguine), Queenie (melancholic), Madison (choleric), and Nan (phlegmatic).
  • America's Next Top Model: Tyra Banks (choleric), Nigel Barker (phlegmatic), J. Alexander (sanguine), and Jay Manuel (eclectic).
  • The children of George and Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development fit this pretty well: Michael (choleric), Buster (melancholic), GOB (phlegmatic), and Lindsay (sanguine).
  • Austin & Ally: Austin (phlegmatic), Ally (melancholic), Trish (choleric), and Dez (sanguine).
  • Better Off Ted: Ted (eclectic), Veronica (choleric), Linda (melancholic), Phil (sanguine), and Lem (phlegmatic).
  • Beverly Hills 90210 has for the guys: Steve (sanguine), Dylan (choleric), Brandon (melancholic), and David (phlegmatic).
    • Of the girls: Donna (sanguine), Andrea (choleric), Kelly (melancholic), and Brenda (phlegmatic).
    • In the Sequel Series, there is the girls: Adrianna (sanguine), Naomi (choleric), Silver (melancholic), and Annie (phlegmatic).
    • And three of the guys: Liam (choleric), Dixon (melancholic), and Navid (phlegmatic).
  • The Big Bang Theory:
  • The four different versions of Blackadder correspond to the four temperaments:
  • The Bletchley Circle: Susan (sanguine), Jean (choleric), Millie (melancholic), and Lucy (phlegmatic).
  • Bonanza: Ben (choleric), Adam (melancholic, "Candy" and Jamie also fit as this), Hoss (phlegmatic), and Little Joe (sanguine).
  • On Boy Meets World, the four main characters generally fit this schema, though it took them a couple of seasons to get there: Eric (sanguine and how!), Shawn (choleric), Topanga (phlegmatic), Cory (melancholic), and Mr. Feeny (eclectic). Early on, Topanga was sanguine, Cory was melancholic, Mr. Feeny was phlegmatic, and Eric was eclectic.
    • The teachers: George Feeny (melancholic), Jonathan Turner (phlegmatic), and Eli Williams (sanguine).
    • Other characters: Morgan (choleric), Rachel (melancholic), Minkus (phlegmatic), Angela (sanguine), and Jack (eclectic).
    • Girl Meets World: Maya (choleric), Lucas (phlegmatic), Riley (melancholic), Farkle (sanguine), and Zay (eclectic).
  • The Brady Bunch:
    • Adults: Mike Brady (phlegmatic), Carol Brady (melancholic), Alice Nelson and Oliver (eclectic), and Sam (sanguine).
    • The sons of Mike and Carol: Greg (choleric), Peter (phlegmatic), and Bobby (sanguine).
  • Burn Notice: Jessie (choleric), Michael (melancholic), Sam (phlegmatic), and Fiona (sanguine).
  • Chuck:
    • Team Bartowski after Morgan joins the team: Chuck (phlegmatic), Sarah (melancholic), Casey (choleric), and Morgan (sanguine).
    • The Nerd Herd: Chuck (the phlegmatic leader), Lester (choleric), Jeff (eclectic), Anna (sanguine), and Skip (melancholic).
    • Sarah's old team the CAT Squad: Sarah (melancholic), Zandra (choleric), Carina (phlegmatic), and Amy (sanguine).
    • Other characters: Ellie (melancholic), Captain Awesome (sanguine), Big Mike (eclectic), and General Beckman (choleric).
  • Corner Gas: Oscar (choleric), Karen (melancholic), Brent (phlegmatic), and Hank (sanguine).
  • The Crazy Ones: Simon (sanguine), Sydney (melancholic), Zach (choleric), Andrew (phlegmatic), and Lauren (eclectic).
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm: Larry (melancholic), Cheryl (sanguine), Jeff (phlegmatic), and Susie (choleric).
  • The Daily Show: Jon Stewart and castmates/fellow fake news hosts Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report), John Oliver (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), and Larry Wilmore (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore):
    • Sanguine: Stephen.
    • Choleric: Jon.
    • Melancholic: John.
    • Phlegmatic: Larry.
  • Dawson's Creek: Pacey (sanguine), Joey (choleric), Dawson (melancholic) and Jen (phlegmatic).
  • Degrassi:
    • The season 2 grade 9 guys: Craig (choleric, so very much), Jimmy (phlegmatic), Marco (sanguine), and Spinner (leukine).
    • The season 5 senior girls: Paige (sanguine), Alex (choleric), Ellie (melancholic), and Hazel (phegmatic).
    • The season 8 niners: Clare (melancholic), Alli (sanguine), Connor (phlegmatic), K.C. (choleric)
    • The season 11 niners: Tristan (choleric), Maya (melancholic), Zig (phlegmatic), and Tori (sanguine).
    • The season 13 senior girls: Clare (melancholic), Becky (a pretty extreme sanguine), Alli (still sanguine), Jenna (phlegmatic), and Imogen (choleric).
    • The Rubber Room Kids of season 13 and 14: Maya (melancholic), Tiny (sanguine), Zig (phlegmatic), and Grace (choleric/leukine).
  • Desperate Housewives: Gabrielle (choleric), Bree (melancholic), Lynette (phlegmatic), and Susan (sanguine).
    • The husbands qualify as: Carlos (choleric), Orson (melancholic), Tom (sanguine), and Mike (phlegmatic).
  • Doctor Who:
    • The Eleventh Doctor and his companions:
      • Sanguine: Amy
      • Choleric: River
      • Melancholic: The Doctor
      • Phlegmatic: Rory
    • The very first TARDIS team with the First Doctor and his companions:
      • Sanguine: Ian
      • Choleric: The Doctor
      • Melancholic: Barbara
      • Phlegmatic: Susan
  • Drake & Josh: Drake (eclectic), Josh (sanguine), Megan (choleric), Audrey (melancholic), and Walter (phlegmatic).
  • Duck Dynasty
    • Parents: Phil (melancholic) and Kay (sanguine).
    • The sons of Phil and Kay: Alan (melancholic), Jase (sanguine), Willie (choleric), and Jep (phlegmatic).
    • The wives of the sons: Lisa (phlegmatic), Missy (choleric), Korie (melancholic), and Jessica (sanguine).
    • Willie's family: Willie (choleric), Korie (melancholic), Rebecca (sanguine), John Luke (phlegmatic), Sadie (sanguine), Will (phlegmatic), and Bella (melancholic).
  • Family Ties — for the Keatons it works, sort of:
    • Parents: Steve (melancholic) and Elyse (sanguine).
    • Children: Alex (choleric), Mallory (melancholic), Jennifer (phlegmatic), and Andy (sanguine).
  • Fashion Police: Joan (choleric), George (phlegmatic), Giuliana (sanguine) and Kelly (melancholic).
  • Fawlty Towers: Basil (choleric), the perfectionist Sybil (melancholic), Manuel (sanguine), and Polly (phlegmatic).
  • The 2014 series of The Flash: Barry and Joe (eclectic), Cisco (sanguine), Harrison and Firestorm (choleric), Caitlin and Eddie (melancholic), and Iris (phlegmatic).
  • Down in Fraggle Rock: Red (choleric), Boober (melancholic), Hippie Chick Mokey (eclectic), Unstated Leader Gobo (sanguine), and Wembley is what you get when you combine phlegmatic with ADHD.
  • Frasier features the title character (choleric) as well as Daphne (phlegmatic), Niles (melancholic as they come), Martin (eclectic), and Roz (sanguine).
  • The four main males on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Will (sanguine), Carlton (choleric), Uncle Phil (melancholic), and Geoffrey (phlegmatic).
    • The female side has three of these: Ashley (sanguine), Hilary (phlegmatic), and Aunt Vivian (choleric).
  • In Friends: Ross (melancholic), Phoebe and Joey (sanguine, the former of the Cloudcuckoolander variety), Rachel and Chandler (phlegmatic), and Monica (so choleric).
  • The show Fringe: Peter (sanguine), Olivia (choleric), Walter (melancholic), and Astrid (phlegmatic).
  • Full House:
    • The adults: Becky (phlegmatic), Jesse (choleric), Danny (melancholic), Joey (sanguine).
    • The girls: Kimmy (sanguine), Stephanie (choleric), DJ (melancholic), Michelle (phlegmatic).
  • Get Smart: Max (melancholic), 99 (choleric), Chief (phlegmatic), Larabee (sanguine).
  • Gilmore Girls had the band Hep Alien, with lead singer Zach (sanguine), bass player Brian (melancholic), guitarist Gill and drummer Lane (choleric).
  • The four men on Gilligan's Island: Gilligan (sanguine), The Skipper (choleric), the Professor (melancholic), and Mr. Howell (phlegmatic).
  • Glee: Sue (choleric), Will (sanguine), Emma (melancholic) and Figgins (eclectic).
    • Generally, Rachel, Kitty, and Santana (choleric), Finn, Brittany, Marley, Unique, and Puck (sanguine), Kurt, Ryder, and Mike (melancholic), and Mercedes, Jake, and Artie (phlegmatic), Quinn and Tina (melancholic/choleric).
  • The Golden Girls: Dorothy (melancholic), Sophia (choleric), Rose (phlegmatic), and Blanche (sanguine).
  • Gossip Girl: the girls. Serena (sanguine), Vanessa (choleric), Blair (melancholic), and Jenny (phlegmatic).
    • This arrangement also works: Serena (sanguine), Blair (melancholic), Chuck (choleric), and Dan (phlegmatic).
  • Hannah Montana:
    • Main Characters: Miley (melancholic, despite being Hannah), Oliver (phlegmatic), Jackson and Lilly (sanguine), Rico (choleric), and Robbie Ray (eclectic).
    • Other Characters: Roxy (choleric), Jake (sanguine), most any girl Jackson dates (melancholic), and Jesse (phlegmatic).
  • Happy Days:
    • The main young men: Richie Cunningham (melancholic), Arthur Fonzerelli (choleric), Potsie Weber (phlegmatic), and Ralph Malph (sanguine).
    • The Cunningham Family: Howard (eclectic), Marion (phlegmatic), Chuck (sanguine), Richie (melancholic), and Joanie (choleric).
  • Happy Endings: Competitive sisters Alex and Jane are both basically choleric; Dave is melancholic; Brad and Penny (despite single gal angst) are sanguine; and Max couldn't be more phlegmatic if he tried.
  • The re-imagined Hawaii Five-0: Steve (choleric), Danno (melancholic), Chin Ho (phlegmatic), and Kono (sanguine).
  • The Aidensfield officers in Heartbeat: The classic lineup is Rowan (choleric), Blaketon (melancholic), Ventress (phlegmatic), and Bellamy (sanguine).
  • Henry Danger — The kids: Henry and Charlotte (eclectic), Piper (choleric-sanguine), Sydney (melancholic-choleric), Oliver (phlegmatic-melancholic), and Jasper (sanguine-phlegmatic).
    • The Junk 'n Stuff staff: Kid Danger (eclectic), Captain Man (choleric-sanguine), the plant Omar (melancholic-choleric), Gooch (phlegmatic-melancholic), and Schwoz (sanguine-phlegmatic).
  • Hot In Cleveland: Elka (choleric), Joy (melancholic), Melanie (phlegmatic), and Victoria (sanguine).
  • House, M.D. original team:
    • Choleric: House — loves puzzles and power.
    • Melancholic: Cameron, who married a dying man.
    • Phlegmatic Foreman — tries to refuse or frustrate House's games.
    • Sanguine: Chase — upbeat and sunny, in spite of a damaged relationship with his father.
    • The new team: House (choleric), Chase (has gotten more melancholic), Adams (sanguine), Park (phlegmatic), and Taub (eclectic).
  • House of Cards (US) main characters of Season 1: Frank Underwood may be the purest example of a choleric in fiction, Claire (melancholic), Peter Russo (sanguine), Doug Stamper (phlegmatic), and Zoe Barnes (eclectic).
  • How I Met Your Mother: Ted (eclectic), Marshall (phlegmatic), Robin (melancholic), Barney (sanguine), and Lily (choleric).
  • I Dream of Jeannie: Jeannie (sanguine), Tony (choleric), Roger (phlegmatic), Dr. Bellows (melancholic), and Amanda (eclectic).
  • I Love Lucy: Ethel (phlegmatic), Fred (melancholic), Lucy (choleric), and Ricky (sanguine).
  • iCarly: Carly (sanguine), Sam (choleric), Freddie (melancholic), whilst Spencer fits into phlegmatic by way of being an artist who rarely interacts with anyone apart from the rest of the trio (his sister's friends), and his one single friend, Socko.
  • Impractical Jokers: Joe (choleric), Q (melancholic), Sal (phlegmatic), and Murr (sanguine).
  • The Inbetweeners: Will (melancholic), Jay (choleric), Simon (sanguine), whilst Neil is phlegmatic.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Dennis (melancholic), Mac (choleric), Frank (eclectic), Charlie (sanguine), and Dee (phlegmatic).
  • Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Kim (sanguine), Kourtney (phlegmatic), Khloe (melancholic), and Kris (choleric).
  • The King of Queens:
    • Doug (phlegmatic), Carrie (choleric), Deacon (melancholic), and Arthur (sanguine).
    • The secondary characters also apply: O'Boyle (choleric), Spence (melancholic), Holly (phlegmatic), Danny (sanguine), and Richie (eclectic).
  • Leave It to Beaver - Cleaver Family: June Cleaver (phlegmatic), Ward Cleaver (melancholic), Wally Cleaver (choleric), and Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver (sanguine).
  • The four main positive characters of Less Than Perfect: Ramona (choleric), Owen (melancholic), Carl (phlegmatic), and Claude (sanguine).
  • Leverage: Nate (choleric-melancholic), Eliot (choleric-sanguine), Sophie (sanguine), Hardison (phlegmatic), and Parker (melancholic).
  • The crew of the Lexx: Stanley (phlegmatic), Zev (sanguine), Kai (melancholic), and 790 (choleric).
  • Lie to Me: Lightman (choleric), Foster (melancholic), Loker (phlegmatic), and Torres (sanguine).
  • Life With Derek:
    • The children: Casey (melancholic), Derek (choleric), Lizzie (eclectic), Edwin (phlegmatic), and Marti (sanguine).
    • The parents: Nora (melancholic), and George (sanguine).
  • LivAndMaddie: Liv (sanguine), Maddie (phlegmatic), Joey (melancholic) and Parker (choleric).
  • Lois and Clark: Clark Kent aka Superman (melancholic), Lois Lane, Perry White, and Lex Luthor (choleric), Jimmy Olsen and Cat Grant (sanguine), Martha Kent and Jonathan Kent (phlegmatic).
  • The Talies on Lost: Libby (sanguine), Ana Lucia (choleric), Mr. Eko (melancholic), and Bernard (phlegmatic).
    • In Season Three, the four most prominent Others are: Tom/Mr. Friendly (sanguine), Juliet (choleric), Richard (melancholic), and Ben (phlegmatic).
    • And Season Four gives no less then three ensembles of four:
      • Jack's Faction: Jack (phlegmatic), Juliet (choleric), Kate (melancholic), and Sun (sanguine).
      • Locke's Faction: Locke (choleric), Sawyer (melancholic), Hurley (sanguine), and Ben (phlegmatic).
      • The Freighties: Daniel (melancholic), Miles (choleric), Charlotte (sanguine), and Frank (phlegmatic).
  • Magnum, P.I.: Tom (choleric), Higgins (melancholic), T.C. (sanguine), and Rick (phlegmatic).
  • Married... with Children is an interesting case, displaying the temperament's main weaknesses: Al (melancholic), Peg (sanguine), Kelly (phlegmatic), and Bud (choleric).
  • The 4077th Mash:
    • The four surgeons keep this up throughout the series. Despite the replacement characters all being vastly different than their predecessors, they still fill the spots left open: "Hawkeye" Pierce (the constant sanguine), Blake/Potter (choleric), Burns/Winchester (melancholic), and "Trapper" MacIntyre/B.J. (phlegmatic).
    • Other characters: Klinger (sanguine), Margaret "Hot Lips" (choleric), "Radar" O'Reilly (melancholic), and Mulcahy (phlegmatic).
  • The Match Game (1970s version) on CBS: Gene Rayburn (choleric), Brett Somers (melancholic), Charles Nelson Reilly (phlegmatic), and Richard Dawson (sanguine).
  • The Mc Carthys: Ronny (phlegmatic), Gerald (melancholic), Sean (sanguine), and Jackie (choleric).
  • The Mentalist: Jane (sanguine), Rigsby (choleric), Lisbon (melancholic), Van Pelt (phlegmatic), and Cho (eclectic).
  • Series/Merlin: Morgana (choleric), Merlin (melancholic), Guinevere (phlegmatic) and Arthur (sanguine).
  • The Middle:
    • Heck family, and most recurring secondary characters: Axl (choleric), Brick (melancholic), Darrin (phlegmatic), Brad (sanguine), and Mike and Sean (eclectic).
    • The combo ensemble: Sue (sanguine-phlegmatic), Frankie (sanguine-choleric), Don Ehlert (choleric-melancholic), and Bob Weaver (phlegmatic-melancholic).
  • Monk: Monk (melancholic), Stottlemeyer and Sharona (choleric), Disher (sanguine), and Natalie (phlegmatic).
  • The Mythbusters: Tory Belleci (sanguine and choleric), Jamie Hyneman (choleric and melancholic), Grant Imahara (melancholic and phlegmatic), Adam Savage (phlegmatic and sanguine) and Kari Byron (eclectic).
  • The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nóg: Deirdre (air — sanguine) Rohan (fire — choleric), Angus (earth — melancholic), Ivar (water — phlegmatic), and Garrett (forest — eclectic).
  • NCIS: Gibbs (choleric), Tony (sanguine), Kate and Abby (melancholic), Ziva (phlegmatic, though a bit Trigger Happy), and McGee and Ducky (eclectic).
  • The Nanny:
    • The main adults: Fran Fine (sanguine), Maxwell Sheffield (melancholic), C.C. Babcock (choleric), and Niles (phlegmatic).
    • The Sheffield children: Maggie (phlegmatic), Brighton (choleric), and Gracie (melancholic).
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide: Ned (sanguine), Moze (choleric), Cookie (melancholic), and Gordy (phlegmatic, maybe a bit sanguine).
  • New Tricks: Sandra (choleric), Brian (melancholic), Jack (phlegmatic), and Gerry (sanguine).
  • Noah's Arc: Ricky (choleric), Chance (melancholic), Noah (phlegmatic), and Alex (sanguine).
  • The O.C.: The four main teens form one: Ryan (melancholic), Seth (phlegmatic), Marissa (choleric), and Summer (sanguine). And while they don't appear together, Ryan's major love interests also make a good fit: Marissa (choleric), Lindsey (phlegmatic), Sadie (melancholic), and Taylor (sanguine).
  • The Office:
    • The four leads in the U.S. version fit this trope: Pam (melancholic), Jim (phlegmatic), and Michael and Dwight crank up the most dysfunctional aspects of sanguine and choleric respectively.
    • The same could be said for Dawn, Tim, David, and Gareth, their U.K. equivalents.
  • Once Upon a Time's four villains later on in season 4: Gold, a.k.a. Rumplestiltskin (sanguine), Cruella (choleric), Maleficent (melancholic), and Ursula (phlegmatic).
  • The five original main characters of One Tree Hill can be characterized this way: Lucas (phlegmatic, or alternatively melancholic), Nathan (choleric), Peyton (melancholic, or alternatively phlegmatic), Haley (eclectic), and Brooke (so sanguine).
  • Only Fools and Horses: Rodney (sanguine), Del Boy (choleric), Grandad (melancholic), and Uncle Albert (phlegmatic).
  • Brazilian show Os Trapalhões: Mussum (choleric), Dedé (melancholic), Zacarias (phlegmatic), and Didi (sanguine).
  • Our House Witherspoon family: Kris (choleric), Gus (melancholic), Molly (phlegmatic), David and Ben (sanguine), and Jessie (eclectic).
    • Other characters: Bertha (phlegmatic), and Joe Kaplan (sanguine).
  • Leckie's group of friends in The Pacific: Leckie (choleric, or alternatively, eclectic), Runner (melancholic), Hoosier (phlegmatic), and Chuckler (sanguine).
  • Parks and Recreation: Leslie and Donna (choleric), Ann and Jerry (phlegmatic), Tom, Andy, and Chris (sanguine), Ron, April, and Ben (melancholic), and Mark (eclectic).
  • Penny Dreadful: The vampire hunters searching for Mina (herself eclectic) consist of Sir Malcolm Murray as the choleric leader, Vanessa Ives as the melancholic psychic, Ethan Chandler as the sanguine heavy-hitter and Dr. Victor Frankenstein as the phlegmatic scientist.
    • Other characters: Sembene (phlegmatic), Dorian Gray (choleric), Brona Croft (sanguine), and The Creature a.k.a. Caliban (melancholic).
  • The original cast of Poirot fit nicely: Hercule Poirot (melancholic), Chief Inspector Japp (choleric), Captain Hastings (sanguine), and Miss Lemon (phlegmatic).
  • The eponymous characters in Pretty Little Liars are almost a textbook case: Aria (melancholic-p), Spencer (choleric-m), Hanna (sanguine-c), and Emily (phlegmatic-s).
    • For that matter, the main character's primary love interests are also a pretty good example: Ezra (sanguine-p), Toby (melancholic-c), Caleb (phlegmatic-m), and Paige (choleric-s).
  • Project Runway: Tim Gunn (phlegmatic), Michael Kors (choleric), Heidi Klum (sanguine), and Nina Garcia (melancholic).
  • Psych: Shawn (sanguine), Gus (phlegmatic), Juliet (eclectic), Lassiter (choleric), and Mr. Spencer (melancholic).
  • The four kids on the NBC Punky Brewster episodes (Allen departed at the start of season three when the show went into first-run syndication): Punky (sanguine), Margaux (choleric), Cherie (melancholic), and Allen (phlegmatic).
  • Pushing Daisies: Ned (melancholic), Chuck (phlegmatic), Olive (sanguine), and Emerson (choleric).
  • The main characters of Raising Hope seem to fit: Jimmy (phlegmatic), Sabrina (melancholic), Virginia (choleric), and Burt (sanguine).
  • Ravenswood: Caleb (choleric), Miranda (sanguine), Remy (melancholic), Luke (phlegmatic) and Olivia (eclectic).
  • Reba: Reba (eclectic), Kyra (choleric), Brock (melancholic), Barbara Jean (phlegmatic), and Cheyanne and Van (sanguine).
  • Red Dwarf: Rimmer (choleric), Kryten (melancholic), Lister (phlegmatic), and Cat (sanguine).
  • The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Sarah Conner (sanguine), John Connor is choleric (though doesn't get the full measure of his leadership until the end of the second season); Cameron (melancholic), Derek Reese (eclectic); rounding out the group is Charley Dixon, who is phlegmatic.
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures - Season One: Sarah Jane (choleric), Luke (melancholic), Maria (phlegmatic), and Clyde (most definitely sanguine). However come Series Two when Maria leaves, Rani becomes the choleric (bucketfuls of ambition, and just look at how she bosses the boys about!), making Sarah Jane melancholic, and Luke phlegmatic (bless his cotton socks). This is something that makes the show very different from others: the leader of these True Companions is not the choleric character, but the melancholic one! True, Sarah Jane is still a little bit choleric at times (coz she's their leader) but she's quiet and independent, and completely occupied with all that's wrong in the world. Not to mention the shedload of melancholic moods she goes through due to all the stuff that happens to her in each series (do the writers hate her?). Effectively making this team leader the woobie.
  • Scrubs: J.D (melancholic), Elliot (choleric), Turk (sanguine), Carla (phlegmatic), Dr. Cox and The Janitor (eclectic).
  • In Sex and the City, Miranda Hobbes (choleric), Carrie Bradshaw (melancholic), Charlotte York (phlegmatic), and Sam Jones (sanguine).
  • The Strike Team from The Shield exemplifies this (and then some): Vic (choleric), Ronnie (melancholic), Shane (typical sanguine), and rounding off with a phlegmatic Lem.
  • In Signed Sealed Delivered, Oliver (melancholic), Shane (choleric), Rita (sanguine), and Norman (phlegmatic).
  • The cast of Sliders fits this: Arturo (choleric), Rembrandt whose stage name is 'the crying man' (melancholic), Quinn (phlegmatic), and Wade (sanguine).
  • The Star Trek franchise as a whole actually fits this: Star Trek: The Original Series (Sanguine), Star Trek: The Next Generation (Choleric), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Melancholic), Star Trek: Voyager (Phlegmatic), and Star Trek: Enterprise (Eclectic).
  • It works for the original SG-1: Sam Carter (sanguine), Jack O'Neill (choleric), Daniel Jackson (melancholic), and Teal'c (phlegmatic).
  • Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
    • The male members of the team:
      • Sanguine: Bobby Manning
      • Choleric: Myles Leland III
      • Phlegmatic: Dimitrius Gans
      • Eclectic: Jack Hudson
    • The female members of the team:
      • Sanguine: Lucy Dotson
      • Melancholic: Tara Williams
      • Phlegmatic: Sue Thomas
    • Other characters:
      • Sanguine: Howie Dotson
      • Choleric: Ted Garrett and Otis Washington
      • Melancholic: Troy Meyers, Marty Pavone, Donna Gans, Randy Pitts, and Darcy D'Angelo
      • Phlegmatic: Charlie Adams and David Palmer
  • The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: London and Zack (sanguine-choleric), Cody (melancholic-phlegmatic), Mr. Moseby (choleric), Maddie (melancholic), Lance (phlegmatic), Arwin and Esteban (sanguine), and Carey (eclectic).
    • On Deck series, the kids: Zack Martin and London Tipton (sanguine-choleric), Cody and Bailey Pickett (melancholic-phlegmatic), Woody Fink and Addison (phlegmatic-sanguine), and Marcus Little and Maya (eclectic).
    • The On Deck series made the polar opposite twins increasingly similar while still keeping their temperaments and personalities individual and distinct.
  • Supernatural: Completes a combo ensemble of hunters, counting the Winchesters and their non-demon allies.
    • Of earliest seasons: Dean (chol-sang), Sam (mel-chol), John (phleg-mel), Sheriff Mills (sang-phleg), and Bobby (eclectic).
    • Ensemble after three are replaced: Dean (still chol-sang), Sam (still mel-chol), Kevin (phleg-mel), Garth (sang-phleg), and Castiel (eclectic).
  • The main high school students in Switched at Birth: Bay (choleric), Daphne (sanguine), Emmett (phlegmatic), and Toby (melancholic).
  • Taggart during the Burke era: Matt Burke (choleric), Jackie Reid (melancholic), Stuart Fraser (phlegmatic) and Robbie Ross (sanguine).
  • Taxi
    • Minor Characters: Simka Dahblitz-Gravas (choleric), Zena Sherman (melancholic), Jeff Bennett (phlegmatic), John Burns (melancholic), Tommy the waiter (eclectic).
  • That 70s Show The Adults: Red (choleric), Kitty (melancholic), Bob (sanguine), Midge (phlegmatic), and Leo (eclectic).
  • That's So Raven: Tanya and Eddie (choleric), Chelsea (melancholic), Victor (phlegmatic), Raven (sanguine), and Cory (eclectic).
  • Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: Todd (choleric), Jenny (melancholic), Curtis (sanguine), and Hannah (phlegmatic).
  • Top Gear: The obsessive, hard-charging, ever-ranting Clarkson (choleric), the nostalgic, meticulous tool-sorter May (melancholic), sunny Hammond (sanguine), and the Stig (phlegmatic... extremely so).
  • Two and a Half Men:
    • The main male characters: Charlie (choleric), Alan (melancholic), Walden (sanguine), and Jake (phlegmatic).
    • The main female characters: Judith and Berta (choleric), Evelyn (melancholic), Chelsea (phlegmatic), Rose and Kandi (sanguine), and Jenny (eclectic).
    • Other characters: Herb (phlegmatic), Mia (melancholic), Dr. Freeman (leukine), and Lyndsey (choleric).
  • United States Of Tara: Tara and her three alters. T. is Sanguine, Alice is Phlegmatic, and Buck is Choleric to Tara's Melancholic base personality.
  • The Vampire Diaries: Elena and Matt (eclectic), Stefan (melancholic), Damon and Tyler (choleric), Bonnie and Jeremy (phlegmatic), and Caroline (sanguine).
  • Victorious: Trina (choleric), Jade (phlegmatic), Tori (melancholic), and Cat (sanguine).
  • V.I.P.: Natasha (melancholic), Nikki (choleric), Quick (sanguine), Kay (phlegmatic), and Val (eclectic).
  • The Waltons family members have multiple of each temperament:
    • Parents and grandparents: John (phlegmatic), Olivia (melancholic), Grandpa Zeb (sanguine), and Grandma Esther (as choleric as it gets!).
    • The sons and son-in-law of Olivia and John: John-Boy (choleric), Jason (phlegmatic), Ben (sanguine), Jim-Bob (melancholic), and Curt (eclectic).
    • The daughters and daughter-in-law of John and Olivia: Mary Ellen (choleric), Erin (melancholic), Elizabeth (sanguine), and Cindy (phlegmatic).
  • Welcome Back, Kotter's Sweathogs: Freddy Washington (phlegmatic), Vinnie Barbarino (melancholic), Arnold Horshack (sanguine), and Juan Epstein (choleric), and Gabe Kotter (eclectic).
  • When Calls The Heart has several "purebloods."
    • Sanguine: Julie Thatcher, Tom Thornton, Ned Yost
    • Choleric: William Thatcher, Florence Blakely
    • Melancholic: Charles Kensington, Clara Stanton, Bill Avery
    • Phlegmatic: Grace Thatcher, Miles Montgomery
    • Eclectic: Pastor Frank Hogan
    • But there are several blended temperaments as well...
    • Sanguine/Choleric: Elizabeth Thatcher, James Fremont, Rosemary La Veaux
    • Sanguine/Phlegmatic: Cat Montgomery
    • Melancholic/Choleric: Gabe Montgomery, Viola Thatcher, Henry Gowen
    • Melancholic/Phlegmatic: Molly Sullivan, Emily Montgomery
    • Phlegmatic/Melancholic: Abigail Stanton, Jack Thornton
    • Phlegmatic/Sanguine: Lee Coulter
  • The four regulars on the American edition of Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Drew Carey (choleric), Ryan Stiles (melancholic), Colin Mochrie (phlegmatic), and Wayne Brady (sanguine).
  • Will and Grace: Will (melancholic), Grace (phlegmatic), Jack (sanguine), and Karen (choleric).
  • Wings:
    • The four original male cast members: Joe (melancholic), Brian (sanguine), Lowell (phlegmatic), and Roy (choleric).
    • Other characters: Helen (choleric), Antonio (phlegmatic), Alex (melancholic), Casey (sanguine), and Fay (eclectic).
  • The Russo family of Wizards of Waverly Place: Other characters: Mr. Laritate (choleric), Mason (melancholic), Harper (phlegmatic), Zeke (sanguine), and Professor Crumbs (eclectic).
  • The Wonder Years: Jack Arnold (melancholic), Norma (phlegmatic), Karen (sanguine), Wayne (choleric), and Kevin (eclectic).
    • Outside the Arnold family: Becky Slater (choleric), Winnie Cooper (melancholic), Paul Pfeiffer (phlegmatic), and Randy Mitchell (sanguine).
  • The four main agents in The X-Files: Fox Mulder (phlegmatic), Dana Scully (melancholic), John Doggett (choleric), and Monica Reyes (sanguine).
  • The Young Ones: Vyvyan (choleric), Neil (melancholic), Mike (phlegmatic), and Rick (sanguine).

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