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Merrill Heatter


His wife, Elaine Stewart, was the hostess on two of his game shows: Las Vegas Gambit (1972) and The New High Rollers (1974). See more trivia »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »


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 2008 Catch 21 (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2002 Casino (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1987 Bargain Hunters (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1983 The New Battlestars (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 July 1983 (1983) ... (executive producer)
 1982 Fantasy (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1966-1980 The Hollywood Squares (TV Series) (executive producer - 577 episodes)
- Episode dated 20 June 1980 (1980) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.107 (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.106 (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.105 (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.104 (1969) ... (executive producer)
 1976 The Hot Seat (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1975 The Magnificent Marble Machine (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1974 The New High Rollers (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1973 All-Star Baffle (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1972 Runaround (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1972 Las Vegas Gambit (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1971 The Hollywood Squares (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1971 Amateur's Guide to Love (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1969 The Storybook Squares (TV Series) (producer)
 1968 Funny You Should Ask (TV Series) (producer)
 1964/I The Celebrity Game (TV Series) (producer)
 1963 People Will Talk (TV Series) (producer)
 1960 Video Village (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 July 1960 (1960) ... (producer)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)

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Merril Heatter

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Along with Bob Quigley Heater came up with a concept for a game show called "Wacky Races" in which contestants would bet on various race cars. However, when it was presented to Fred Silverman, who at the time was in charge of daytime programming for CBS, he instead had it retooled to become a Saturday morning animated series that was produced by Hanna-Barbera with Heater and Quigley given ... See more »

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