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Old Hollywood Squares coming to Game Show Network!


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Kevin J Willis

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Posted March 04 2002 - 07:33 PM

The Hollywood Squares with Peter Marshall and Paul Lynde are coming to Game Show Network. The first show will air on April 15th. This show was thought to be lost, but episodes were found recently. The shows will be from the syndicated nighttime version of the show. It's unclear if any NBC daytime shows were found. (probably not, but who know.)

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 23 2002 - 02:34 AM



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When I was a kid, my favorite game show was

Hollywood Squares hosted by Peter Marshall.



The show became sort of an "event" in my family

as we all gathered around the TV every evening to

laugh along with Paul Lynde and the rest of the

grid regulars who appeared on the show.



I had always wondered why Hollywood Squares

was never shown after it left the airwaves around

1980.



Several years ago I learned that NBC destroyed

all the original tapes. At a time when syndication

wasn't even an idea, the studio felt that there was

no further use for the show, and they either

destroyed or taped over the existing goldmine they

had on tape.



All hope was lost for ever seeing the original

show on television ever again.







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I was absolutely astounded to hear that Game Show

Network was airing promos for the original

Hollywood Squares. It seems that about 400

of the show's episodes were recently found (I

understand there were originally over 3,000 episodes).



These episodes are from the NIGHTIME version of

the show. I am not sure how these differ from the

daytime version, but it's just great that *something*

was recovered. These episodes supposidly also

represent the later years of Hollywood Squares, and

include their last season taped in Vegas.



So, beginning on April 15th at 8:30pm, we are

going to get a taste of television that hasn't been

seen in over 20 years. A stroll back to memory lane

as we join Paul Lynde, Charley Weaver, Rose Marie,

Vincent Price, George Gobel, Sandy Duncan and

Rich Little (to name a few) --- the original stars

of The Hollywood Squares.

 

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#3 of 6 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted March 23 2002 - 05:49 AM

i feel passed over Posted Image my recent thread
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Kevin J Willis

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Posted March 23 2002 - 09:04 AM

I can't wait to see this show. Actually there have been different reports of what shows were found. i've heard numbers of 3000 to as low as 400 shows have been found. Game Show network isn't saying what was found, and they supposedly only leased 150 episodes to show for now.

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 23 2002 - 03:34 PM

Sorry, Tony, I saw this one first. Nothing personal, and again, my apologies.

 

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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted March 23 2002 - 03:42 PM

don't sweat it ron i was just being silly. kevin check the link i put in my other post it has some info there.
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