The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965–1980)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy, Family, Game-Show


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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.


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Creators:

Merrill Heatter, Bob Quigley

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28 October 2007 | DKosty123
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| A Original Fun Tic Tac Toe
This is the original series. Peter Marshall, the straight man from the comedy team team of Noonan & Marshall is the host & master of the Squares. Paul Lynde most often was the center square. Charlie Weaver, Morey Amstersdam, Rose Marie, & many others made their tours during the shows 11 year run.

This was a 5 day a week staple on NBC at 11:30 AM from 1965 to 1976 when it went off, one of many victims of the one hour New Price is Right. While it ran, it got a lot of viewers. A lot of the older generation actors & actresses alternated with newer ones to fill the 9 squares every week.

If it were available now, there would be a lot of nostalgic moments for baby boomer's as Michael Landon, Jim Henson, George Goebel, & a host of others would appear on the program. The game itself was so harmless that at one point there was a children's version of the Squares running on Saturday morning NBC TV.

This was a very popular way to fritter away 30 minutes & would get you 30 minutes closer to Let's Make A Deal too.

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