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TV Diary: How well do you know the original 'Hollywood Squares'?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 12:01 am

Remember “Hollywood Squares,” the TV game show hosted by Peter Marshall? One contestant represented the letter “O” and the other the letter “X” as they called on squares filled with celebrities, who would answer questions to give them their “O” or “X” to help form a tic-tac-toe.

The celebrities were convincing with their answers, as some were prepped with the incorrect answer to throw the contestant off base.

There's a new prime-time TV game show, “Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host,” which debuts at 10:30 p.m. today on TBS.

“Trust Me” is co-hosted by D.L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black, and they are prepped with correct and incorrect answers. The contestant has to figure out which statement is correct to win the cash prize. Can the contestant really trust the game show host? Watch and see what happens.

The series is produced by Mark Burnett, who produced “The Voice,” “Survivor,” “The Apprentice” and “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”

Here's a quick quiz regarding the original “Hollywood Squares”:

1. Who sat in the middle square?

2. Who sat in the upper left square until his death in 1973?

3. What was Charley Weaver's real name?

4. What did Rose Marie do when she was introduced?


1. Paul Lynde. 2. Wally Cox. 3. Clifford Charles Arquette. 4. She saluted.