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Director:
Writers:
Dave Boone (head writer) (2002-2004)
Ryan Hopak (writer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | unknown
Release Date:
14 September 1998 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game. Full summary »
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Awards:
3 wins & 20 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Game purists might not've cared for it,but it worked just fine See more (13 total) »

Cast

 (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)
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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?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
[In the bonus round, the contestant narrows his choices down to two keys and picks the wrong one]
Tom Bergeron:Well, as you know... hold on.
[Tom walks over and takes a cue card from the grip]
Tom Bergeron:They actually had to show me this.
[Tom shows the audience the cue card]
Tom Bergeron:"Show him the correct key." IT'S THE ONE HE DIDN'T PICK.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Get Bruce (1999)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Game purists might not've cared for it,but it worked just fine, 26 April 2009
Author: S.R. Dipaling from Topeka, Kansas, USA

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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