Hollywood Squares (1998–2004)

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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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Complete series cast summary:
 Himself - Host (1,045 episodes, 1998-2004)
 Himself - Announcer (695 episodes, 1998-2004)
 Herself - Center Square (675 episodes, 1998-2002)
 Himself / ... (425 episodes, 1998-2004)


An updated version of the classic game show. Celebrities, each sitting in a square of a giant tic-tac-toe board, are asked questions by host Tom Bergeron. Contestants must then guess whether the celebrity's answer is correct or incorrect in order to gain control of the square and hopefully get three squares in a row. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Game-Show






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14 September 1998 (USA)  »

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H2: Hollywood Squares  »

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On 12 December 2002, Peter Marshall, the original "Master of the Hollywood Squares" took over the hosting duties for a day, with regular host Tom Bergeron in the center square, the first time he has hosted Hollywood Squares in over 20 years. See more »


Tom Bergeron: What should you do about a hairy back?
Gilbert Gottfried: I usually close my eyes and imagine she's wearing an alpaca sweater.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Weezer (2001) See more »

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Game purists might not've cared for it,but it worked just fine
26 April 2009 | by (Topeka,Kansas,USA) – See all my reviews

The most recent incarnation of the legendary game show was brought to life by Whoopi Goldberg,who served not only as the center square for four seasons but as executive producer. Previously obscure--but HUGELY capable--TV host Tom Bergeron got the nod to pick up the mantle of MC and was able to supply a good give-and-take with Whoopi,regulars Bruce Vilanch and Caroline Rhea among others.

The show's game format was probably the weakest part,and in fact they changed the configs constantly of both the main game(mostly the money prize amounts)and the end game,which went from a simple win front-game,pick celeb,get prize(toward the beginning)through a series of end game bonus questions/money rounds and,eventually,back to the classic Hollywood Squares "pick a key" win try at a car/vacation/large jackpot/etc.

The last two seasons of the show's run saw the show change hands,with Henry Winkler taking over as producer when Whoopi either quit or was forced out(I forget the details exactly as to how that all played out). While the game element of the show may've smoothed out by then,the show had simply undergone too much change(in my opinion)and was not perceived as "with it" or "sexy" compared to reality television.I suspect that it also couldn't roll a steadier viewer-ship the way more established stand-bys like "The Price is Right","Wheel of Fortune" or "Jeopardy!" could.

As of the past March GSN's been re-running the show from the beginning. Plenty of good chances to either re-acquaint with or discover this very spirited and fun addition to the Squares legacy.

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