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Release Date:
14 September 1998 (USA) See more »
Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game. Full summary »
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3 wins & 26 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 768)

Tom Bergeron ... Himself - Host (1,045 episodes, 1998-2004)

Shadoe Stevens ... Himself - Announcer (695 episodes, 1998-2004)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself - Center Square (675 episodes, 1998-2002)

Martin Mull ... Himself / ... (425 episodes, 1998-2004)

Series Directed by
Chris Darley (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Matt Neuman (161 episodes, 1998-1999)
David Greenfield (89 episodes, 1998-1999)
Monty Aidem (14 episodes, 2001)
Karen Anderson (11 episodes, 2002-2003)

Jon Ross (unknown episodes, 2001-2003)
Dave Boone (unknown episodes, 2002-2004)
Stefanie Wilder-Taylor (unknown episodes, 2002)
Andrea Hartt (unknown episodes)
Ryan Hopak (unknown episodes)
Michelle Johnson (unknown episodes)
Bill Kessler (unknown episodes)
Kelly Kursten (unknown episodes)
Jon Macks (unknown episodes)
Rylee Newton (unknown episodes)
Scott Saltzburg (unknown episodes)
Bob Stone (unknown episodes)
Bruce Vilanch (unknown episodes)
Kim Wells (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Michael Levitt .... executive producer (112 episodes, 2002-2004)
Whoopi Goldberg .... producer (1 episode, 1998-2002)
John Moffitt .... producer (1 episode, 1998-2002)
Pat Tourk Lee .... producer (1 episode, 1998-2002)

Henry Winkler .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 2002)
Steve Radosh .... supervising producer (unknown episodes, 2003)
Claudia Cagan .... producer (unknown episodes)
Tim Gaydos .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Naomi Grossman .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Jay Redack .... senior producer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Ron Diamond (136 episodes, 2002-2004)
Series Casting by
Steve Nave (15 episodes, 1998-1999)
Series Art Direction by
James Yarnell (175 episodes, 2000-2004)

Kristan Andrews (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Trista Jordan .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2004)
Trent Cotner .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
Jody Lawrence .... key hair stylist / makeup department head (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Thea Samuels .... personal makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003)

Tracey L. Miller-Smith .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Donna Moss .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Julia L. Walker .... hair stylist: Ms. Goldberg (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Karen Wolpin .... post-production supervisor (14 episodes, 1998)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Spencer Thornton .... segment director (355 episodes, 2002-2003)
Series Sound Department
Patrick Grandclaudon .... sound editor (58 episodes, 1998-2001)

Dicken Berglund .... voiceover mixer (unknown episodes)
Judi Frenkel .... sound: A2 (unknown episodes)
Andy King .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
J. Mark King .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Roy Pahlman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Dianna Oliva-Day .... Visual Effects Producer: Stargate Digital (1 episode, 1998)

Sean Mullen .... digital compositor: Commercial and Title Sequence at Stargate Films (unknown episodes)
Jaison Stritch .... 3D visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Cohen .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
David S. Heifetz .... costumer (1 episode, 2000)
Series Editorial Department
Kevin Deselms .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2002)
Series Music Department
Teena Marie .... composer: theme "Square Biz" (unknown episodes, 2002-2004)
Series Other crew
Gregory A. Huster II .... production assistant (460 episodes, 2001-2004)
Michael Collins .... production accountant (240 episodes, 1998-2000)
Sharon Grish .... researcher (190 episodes, 2002-2003)
Peter Margolis .... dga stage manager (128 episodes, 1999-2003)
Marissa Passer .... assistant to producers / talent coordinator (123 episodes, 1999-2004)
Dan Campbell .... assistant contestant coordinator (111 episodes, 2004)
Joe Scott .... talent assistant (9 episodes, 1999)
Glenn Catabas .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1999-2000)

Bob Perlow .... audience warm-up (unknown episodes, 1998-2003)
Ric Enriquez .... talent coordinator / talent executive (unknown episodes, 1999-2002)
Paul-Michel Pierre-Benoist .... production assistant: New York (unknown episodes, 2000)
Audrey Clark .... script coordinator (unknown episodes, 2001-2002)
Kerry Moynahan .... assistant to executive in charge of production / production assistant (unknown episodes, 2002-2003)
Paul Gendreau .... publicist (unknown episodes, 2003)
Lee Avant .... talent assistant (unknown episodes)
Darren Bunkley .... college contestant search coordinator (unknown episodes)
David Coscia .... prize segment producer (unknown episodes)
Louis Goldberg .... talent assistant (unknown episodes)
Xaque Gruber .... executive assistant (unknown episodes)
Gary Light .... talent assistant (unknown episodes)
Justin Lillge .... talent coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sandy Pine .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Kate Post Spitser .... talent coordinator (unknown episodes)
Thomas Shull .... contestant assistant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"H²" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
"H2: Hollywood Squares" - USA (fifth season title)
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30 min
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Did You Know?

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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
An improvement, 30 May 2003
Author: bainsey89 from United States

Henry Winkler and Michael Levitt made some nice changes to the Hollywood Squares. It's hard to compare it with the popular Peter Marshall version, but this version is more entertaining than the version's run by Whoopi Goldberg or Orion (1986-89).

Thumbs up:

Tom Bergeron as host. Whoopi Goldberg made the perfect call for Bergeron to take the reigns. His amicable and occasionally sarcastic style blends well with the straight man that one needs to be as a Squares host. He should be around for more shows to come.

The new end game. Facts about stars climaxing with a one-in-x chance to win a car/trip/cash jackpot. It moves well and stays entertaining to the end.

The question writing. It's a nice mix of pop culture, truly ridiculous facts (that might be false), and historical references. In the end, it's all about the questions.

Audience input. The producers actually ask for it. Granted, some of the recorded calls are used as amusement more than advice, but at least these are producers that listen.

Nice array of celebrities. The center square has had a decent mix of leading entertainers, such as Alec Baldwin, Ted Danson, Reba McIntyre and even Gloria Estefan. The remaining eight squares are filled with entertainers from all different facets and age groups. It's an eclectic mix where contemporary actors mixed in with comedy legends such as Rich Little, David Brenner, and Buddy Hackett. This edition is not afraid to honor squares of the past, and even granted Peter Marshall a December week as center square (hosting one show).

Thumbs down:

Audience direction. Does the audience need to applaud EVERY SINGLE TIME a contestant calls upon a star? This is over the top, and slows down the game.

Teena Marie (yes, the 1980's one-hit wonder) on theme song vocals. The music itself is quite good, but her vocals are a little screechy and annoying.

Ellen DeGeneres as center square. Mixing up the center square from week to week is a decent idea, but Ellen chooses to slow down the game by trying too hard to be funny. H2 would be wise to edit out her comments (quips?) and go straight to her answer.

H2 is guaranteed to run though 2003-04, but it's uncertain if the show will be shelved after that.

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