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Great Job, Internet!: Hollywood Squares began delivering bawdy one-liners 50 years ago today

Celebrity-based game shows were nothing new by 1966. TV had already seen What’s My Line?, To Tell The Truth, and I’ve Got A Secret! by then. But producers Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley gave the genre something different with The Hollywood Squares, which premiered on October 17 of that year and remained on NBC’s daytime schedule until 1980, with numerous revivals following.
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