In "Desert Cantos", John Conner and his bodyguard Cameron of 'Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles' were in a small desert town investigating the connection between the town and Skynet.
Two young people, Zoe and Henry, drove them outside of town to show them where the cows were dying mysteriously. When Cameron gave her analysis of the situation, Zoe snarked, "Who are you? Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman?"
No mention of Dr. Quinn as being a character in a TV show. Zoe could have been referring to a book's title, a biography of the pioneering doctor who broke barriers back in the Old West. So long as the TV show is never mentioned, this will be the standard splainin for any references to Dr. Quinn.....
So no Zonk to be terminated.