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The Hollywood Squares (1966)

Premier :: 1966-10-01

on NBC

Genre :: Game Show

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Welcome to The Hollywood Squares guide at TV Tome. After 2 failed multi-star games (People Will Talk and The Celebrity Game), Game show executive producers Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley finally hit pay dirt with The Hollywood Squares. The centerpiece of this classic game show was essentially a huge tic-tac-toe board. In each of the nine squares that sat a star (or often, more than one), armed with bluffs and quips aplenty. The show made its debut on NBC's daytime schedule on October 17-21, 1966. Actor-Comedian Peter Marshall served as "The Master of The Hollywood Squares," acting both as straight man and an abettor in the fun. 2 contestants, including a returning champion competed in a best 2-out-of-3 match of Tic-Tac-Toe. The male contestant was "Mr. X" while the female was "Miss Circle" (the "O"). In turn, each contestant chooses a star to which host Marshall read a question. Many of the stars gave zany bluffs (joke answers aka "zingers") before coming up with their

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Series 14 - Episode 20 - November 19-23, 1979 (DT)
Aired - 19 November 1979

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