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15 September 1986 (USA) See more »
"It's Hip to Be (The New) Hollywood Squares."
An updated version of the classic game show, hosted by John Davidson. Celebrities, seated in squares in a tic-tac-toe arrangement... See more »
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John Davidson ... Himself - Host (126 episodes, 1986-1989)

Shadoe Stevens ... Announcer / ... (125 episodes, 1986-1989)

Jim J. Bullock ... Himself / ... (87 episodes, 1986-1989)

Joan Rivers ... Herself - Center Square / ... (61 episodes, 1986-1989)

Series Directed by
Bob Loudin (2 episodes, 1986-1989)

Steve Grant (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Roy Battocchio (13 episodes, 1986-1989)
Scott Satin (4 episodes, 1988)
Rick Rosner (2 episodes, 1986-1989)
Rick Shaw (2 episodes, 1986-1989)
Harry Friedman (1 episode, 1986)

Michael Viseltear (unknown episodes, 1985)
Merrill Heatter (unknown episodes)
Bob Quigley (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Joel Klein .... segment producer (17 episodes, 1986-1988)
Rick Rosner .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1986-1989)
Scott Sternberg .... producer (1 episode, 1986)
E.V. DiMassa Jr. .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1989)

Harry Friedman .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Stormy Sacks (1 episode, 1986)
Series Film Editing by
Mike Beltran (1 episode, 1986)

Terry M. Pickford (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Dennis Craig Roof (1 episode, 1986)

Rob Sagrillo (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Sandi Bailey-Salvatore .... hairdresser (1 episode, 1986)
Bob Scribner .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1986)

Vera Yurtchuk .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Donald Azars .... production supervisor (1 episode, 1986)
Tom Patino .... unit manager (1 episode, 1986)
Tim Sarnoff .... unit manager (1 episode, 1986)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Grant .... associate director (1 episode, 1986)
Series Art Department
John Bernhart .... head carpenter (1 episode, 1986)
Steve Christopher .... electronic graphics (1 episode, 1986)
Mike DeMartino .... props (1 episode, 1986)
Series Sound Department
Eric Pierce .... sound (7 episodes, 1986)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dana Ross Martin .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1986-1988)
Series Casting Department
Kim Swann .... talent executive (12 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Blanche Ropp .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 1986)
Series Transportation Department
John Scott Mills .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Paul Ruffino .... key location manager (11 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert A. Bowen .... technical director (11 episodes, 1987)

John Zook .... stage manager (unknown episodes, 1987-1989)
Terry Edinger .... accountant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Movie Connections:
Featured in No Place Like Home (1989) (TV)See more »
It's Hip to Be Hollywood SquaresSee more »


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More Free Wheeling Than the Original, 8 June 2012
Author: hfan77 from St. Louis Park, MN

I remember the first revival of Hollywood Squares which debuted five years after the first syndicated run ended and I thought it was a more free wheeling incarnation than the original Peter Marshall version. Instead of just questions followed by comedic bluff answers, there were also musical clues as well as some celebrities cooking dinner in their square. It was also the first version of the show to go out of the studio and on the road. I remember some episodes that were taped in Hollywood, Florida and at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

John Davidson, who was a guest on the Marshall version many times did an outstanding job as host. Shadoe Stevens, taking over for the late Kenny Williams as the show's announcer also appeared on camera. His brother Richard and radio personality Howard Stern also handled the announcing duties.

I also remember seeing many celebrities on the show, including regular center square Joan Rivers and JM J. Bullock. Both were outstanding and really funny. The one difference I remember was the bonus round, where the winning contestant tried to win a car by picking the right key. It reminded me of Split Second and a short-lived game that was hosted by Betty White, Just Men! But this version had a much shorter run than the original, lasting three seasons. I will always remember Shadoe's host introduction "And here's your host, Johhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhn Davidson!"

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