Bamboozle, Host: Bob Hilton (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Stuart Pankin and Elaine Joyce
First story involves exercising pets. Terrible
TTTT rip-off (1985/SM/51)
Beat the Clock, Host: Monty Hall (2 eps.)
Game: Les and Mindy vs. Michael and Rhonda. Les was on Match Game syndicated (1979/SM/252)
Game: Gary and Kris vs. Ed and Donna (1979/SM/252)
Beat the Odds, Host: Chuck Henry (1 ep.)
First game: Doralyn vs. Linda. Revival of the '60s
word game. (1975/SM/120)
The Better Sex, Host: Bill Anderson and Sarah Purcell (1 ep.)
Jeffrey-Bill-Jack-Joe-Chuck-Major-Jerry. 7 member teams (1977/SM/51)
Blank Check, Host: Art James (1 ep.)
First check writer: Bob. Counter on bottom
Break the Bank, Host: Tom Kennedy (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Foster Brooks, Venela Hutton, Jaye P. Morgan, Buzz Aldrin, Jan Murray, Gale Fischer, Liz Torres, Rich Delany, Abe Vigoda.
First Game: Karen vs. Ron. Pilot done halfway
through the run to test a new box rule. (1976/SM/32)
The Buck Stops Here, Host: Jim Peck (1 ep.)
First Game: Matt and Lisa vs. Sarah and Jerry.
Boring pilot (1985/SM/123)
Bullseye, Host: Jim Lange (1 ep.)
First Game: Gale vs. Scott. Different theme and
very different bonus round (1979/SM/93)
Caesar's Challenge, Host: Ahmad Rashad (1 ep.)
Game: Laurel vs. Scott vs. Leanna. Aired pilot
with a strange format. (1993/OB/55)
Card Sharks, Host: Jim Perry (2 eps.)
First game: Jack vs. Pam. Famous pilot contestant Jack Campion busts in Money Cards! (1978/SM/251)
First game: Judith vs. Johnny. Cocky contestant
Johnny whips the Money Cards for $28,800! (1978/SM/251)
Caught in the Act, Host: Jim Peck (1 ep.)
Panelists: Anne Meara, BILL CULLEN, Anita Gillette, Clifton Davis, Stephanie Braxton.
First Game: Terry vs. Mike. Neat
Caught in the Act, Host: Jack Clark (1 ep.)
First game: Mimi vs. Holly. This pilot is
different from the above, but both are Bob Stewart pilots. Weird
Celebrity Sweepstakes, Host: Jim McKrell (1 ep.)
Celebrities: John Astin, Luci Arnaz, Ted Knight, Patty Duke Astin, Dean Jones, Jane Winters.
This pilot is the only episode known to exist
Chain Reaction, Host: Bill Cullen (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Joyce Bulifant and Nipsey Russell
First Game: Lynn & Allen vs. Judy & Bob.
Teams are one celebrity, one married couple and has a $100,000 bonus
Celebrity Double Dare, Host: Bruce Jenner (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Heidi Bohay and Scott Baio
Game: Wayne vs. Holly. Stupid attempt to turn
Double Dare into an adult show. (1988/SM/15)
Child's Play, Host: Bill Cullen (1 ep.)
Game: Glenn vs. Dautie. Slightly different format
Combination Lock, Host: Ross King (1 ep.)
Game: Paul vs. Martyn. Foureign pilot produced by
our own John Ricci! (1995/SM/37)
Concentration, Host: Orson Bean (1 ep.)
Game: Lori vs. Hap. New "word matching" format
that just didn't catch on. Orson can't host. Became Classic
Cop Out!, Host: Geoff Edwards (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Anne Elder, James Ferrentino, Michelle Lee, Bill Bixby, Lois Nettleson, Larry Hovis, Della Reese, Richard Dawson.
First game: Sheryl vs. Frank (1973/GSN/201)
Crossword, Host: George Fenneman (2 eps.)
Celebrities: Tippi Hendrin and Paul Lynde
First Game: Hank vs. Pauly. Unsold pilot that, under a similar format, became Cross-Wits (1968/SM/54)
Celebrities: Carolyn Jones and Michael Landon
First game: Ammie vs. Patty. Second pilot, and
again it's unsold :) (1968/SM/151)
Decisions, Decisions, Host: Bill Cullen (1 ep.)
Celebrities: David Letterman and Joyce Bulifant
First Game: Madeline vs. Mike. Format is a lot
like the Hot Potato bonus round. (1980/SM/14)
Dr. IQ Jr., Host: ? (1 ep.)
Very strange pilot of a junior version of Dr.
Dollar A Second, Host: Bob Eubanks (1 ep.)
First contestant: Lori. A revival of the Jan
Murray classic went unsold. (1981/GSN/57)
Dream House, Host: Bob Eubanks (1 ep.)
Game: Peggy and Jim vs. John and Ashley. Slightly
different format, TPIR music cues, Rod Roddy announcing, and NO
lights on the big doors!!! (1983/SM/32)
Everything's Relative, Host: Jim Peck (2 eps.)
Game: Moranos vs. Phillips. Unsold (1980/SM/119)
Game: Egan vs. Rosenthal. Pilot 2. (1980/SM/119)
Face is Familiar, Host: Jack Clark (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Betsy Palmer and Bill Cullen
Game: Nathan vs. Phyllis. Jack Whitaker would
become host of the series, but Jack Clark remained announcer :)
Family Feud, Host: Richard Dawson (1 ep.)
Game: Speir vs. Madvig. Different set and Johnny
Olson announcing (1976/SM/26)
Gambit, Host: Bob Eubanks (1 ep.)
First Game: Karla vs. Tony. Unsold revival pilot
with a new boring bonus round. (1990/SM/4)
The Game Game, Host: Jim McKrell (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Donna Young, Scoey Mitchell, Nancy Culp.
First contestant: Wayne. (1969/GSN/133)
Get Rich Quick, Host: Steve Edwards (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Lynnie Green, Debralee Scott, Robert Urich, John Ritter.
First Game: Kevin vs. Karen. Word format like the
Chain Reaction bonus/Go! format. Two copies SM/119 and GSN/201. Both
have good quality (SM has slate) (1977)
Going, Going, Gone, Host: Richard Llewellen (1 ep.)
Game: Mrs. Agular vs. Art vs. Mary. Tom Kennedy is
Grill Me, Host: Jordan Brady (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Dwerzel Zappa, Susan Olson, Kristoff St. John.
Pilot aired on USA network where celebrities
compete in a restaurant themed game. (1996/USA/151)
Hollywood Squares, Host: Bert Parks (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Gisele McKenzie, Robert Q. Lewis, Vera Miles, Charlie Weaver, Abby Dalton, Jim Backus.
Not many differences, except no Secret Square.
Hollywood Squares, Host: John Davidson (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Marla Gibbs, Dick Butkus and Bubba Smith, Steve Landusberg, Abolonia, Tony Danza, Jackie Collins, Dom DeLuise(center square).
Game: Karla vs. Steve. Really not much difference
between it and the series, besides the X/O displays, and Burt
Reynolds being on it (There was a big contraversy with his contract
before it went to series). Even Johnny Carson shows up for an
Hot Streak, Host: Bruce Forsyth (2 eps.)
Pilot #2. Game: Jenny-Susan-Karen-Becky-Wanda vs. Jack-Scott-Peter-Patrick-Peter. (1984/SM/118)
Pilot #3. Game: Wanda-Robin-Jenny-Kathy vs.
It Had to Be You, Host: Ed McMahon (1 ep.)
Pilot of the show that later became He Said, She
Said. Fair quality (1962/SM/90)
Jackpot, Host: Nipsey Russell (1 ep.)
First queen of the hill: Lorne. Pilot for a CBS
revival went unsold. (1984/SM/84)
Jeopardy!, Host: Alex Trebek (2 eps.)
Game: Cynthia vs. Jack vs. Karen. VERY different set, the 1978 theme is used, and Jay Stewart is announcing (1983/SM/19)
Game: Michael vs. Cynthia vs. Jack. This pilot
looks more like it became. (1984/SM/55)
Jumble, Host: Richard Kline (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Bill Kirchenbaur and Alana Reeves
Game: Antonio vs. Scott. Bad. (1985/SM/134)
King of the Hill, Host: Robert Earle (1 ep.)
First Game: Connie vs. Bill vs. Sharon. Neat
Q&A game with a Card Sharks/Money Cards-esque bonus round!!
Let's Make a Deal, Host: Monty Hall (1 ep.)
First contestant: Maggie. No costumes and the Big
Deal has zonks (1963/SM/122)
Lucky Numbers, Host: Alex Trebek (2 eps.)
First Game: Gerald vs. Vicki. High Rollers-type dice game which uses Wink's High Rollers theme. (1985/SM/119)
First game: Michael vs. Vicki. Pilot #2
The Joker's Wild, Host: Allen Ludden (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Don Drysdale, Rosemary Clooney, Rich Little, Irene Ryan, Pat Paulson
Eventually sold pilot (With a much different
format). Celebrities ask the questions! (1969/SM/82)
Love Me, Love Me Not, Host: Ross Shaeffer (1 ep.)
Women: Sally, Elisa, Catina, Theresa. Men: Peter,
The Match Game, Host: Gene Rayburn (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Peggy Cass and Peter Lynd Hayes
First game: Ronni and Arthur vs. Rick and Mary.
"Test" episode for the NBC version. Has commercials (?!?!)
Match Game, Host: Gene Rayburn (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Arlene Francis, Jack Klugman, Bert Convy, JoAnne Phlug, Richard Dawson, Betty White
First Game: Susan vs. Wendy. Much different
questions and a slightly different set. Super Match is called
"Jackpot Match" (1973/SM/7)
Mama Non Mama, Host: Alex Trebek (2 eps.)
Women: Karid, Lyn, Pam, Susan. Men: Mitchell and Danny. Became "Love Me, Love Me Not" (1984/SM/121)
Men: Mark, Danny, Nathan, Larry. Women: Nancy and
Cinder (Appeared on Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak). Pilot #2
$50,000 A Minute, Hosts: Geoff Edwards and Meredith McRae (2 eps.)
Celebrities: Shelley Smith and Charlie Siebert
First pilot. Uses the NBC Jackpot theme song, and a variation of the Go! format. (1985/SM/118)
Celebrities: Ed Begley Jr. and Markie Post
Pilot #2. First game: Claire vs. Andrea.
Monday Night Quarterback, Host: Jerry Kramer (1 ep.)
Game: Dick Martin and John Hadle vs. Peter Lawford
and Myron Pottios. Game where they predict what happens during a
football play. (1971/GSN/57)
Money Maze, Host: Nick Clooney (1 ep.)
Game: George and Joyce vs. Bernard and Helen.
Pilot and only existing episode. (1975/SM/95)
Nothing But the Truth, Host: Mike Wallace
Celebrities: Polly Bergen, John Cameron Swayze, Hilde Parks, Dick Van Dyke.
Original To Tell the Truth pilot! First story
involves a truent officer (1956/SM/510)
Now You See It, Host: Jack Clark (1 ep.)
First Game: Laurel and Alysen vs. Tony and Ronata.
Unsold pilot for a revival with a Pyramid-esque format. Tape glitch
during second round through the bonus round, audio remains
Party Line, Host: Gene Rayburn (1 ep.)
Game: Lauren-Judy-Laura Chambers-Sue-Evelyn vs.
John-David-Stu-Wayne-Bob. This Grundy pilot became "Bruce Foryth's
Hot Streak" (1983/SM/123)
PDQ, Host: Dennis James (1 ep.)
First Game: Stubby Kaye and Dick Patterson vs.
Gisele McKenzie and Jerry ?. Became one of Dennis' great series'
People on TV, Host: Jimmy Cefalo (1 ep.)
Game: Victoria vs. Bob vs. Jeanine. Unsold pilot
Penny to a Million, Host: Bud Collyer (1 ep.)
First game: Mrs. Dafoe vs. Howard vs. Evilyn
100%, Host: Mark Hammond (1 ep.)
Pitchfilm and pilot. Game: Kevin vs. Diana vs.
Press Your Luck, Host: Peter Tomarken (1 ep.)
Game: Maggie-Jack-Matt. PILOT of the series with
different backround and theme.(1983/SM/91)
Quick as a Flash, Host: Bill Cullen (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Boris Karloff and Wendy Barry
Game: Margo vs. Jan. (1952/SM/90)
Rhyme and Reason, Host: Bob Eubanks (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Nipsey Russell, Lee Meriwhether, Richard Dawson, Jaye P. Morgan, Jack Cassidy, Adrienne Barbeau
First game: Patrick vs. Yenson. Some adult
material, so viewer discretion is advised (1975/SM/249)
Riddlers, Host: David Letterman (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Joanne Worley, Robert Urich, Joyce Bulifant, Michael McKeon, Debralee Scott
First team: Dance Instructors. Jackpot variant
where celebrities COMPETE against contestants. (1978/GSN/57)
Run For the Money, Host: Bill Rafferty (1 ep.)
First Game: Steve vs. Christie vs. Doug vs. Nancy.
Was a pilot for a US version of "Going for the Gold" (1987/SM/86)
Say When!, Host: Art James (1 ep.)
First Game: Mary vs. Paul. Like Price is Right.
Says Who?, Host: Geoff Edwards (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Anne Meara, Betsy Palmer, Bill Cullen, Peter Lawford.
First game: Nathan vs. Lynne. (1969/GSN/201)
Scrabble, Host: Chuck Woolery (1 ep.)
First Game: Laura vs. Bill. Pilot of the series
with a different format. (1984/SM/91)
Second Chance, Host: Jim Peck (1 ep.)
Pilot. Like Press Your Luck.Game: Maggie vs. Jack
Second Guessers, Host: Jack Carter (1 ep.)
Guest: Brenda Vicarro. Odd pilot taped in Miami
Shoot the Works, Host: Geoff Edwards (2 eps.)
Pilot that became Shoot for the Stars. First Game: Anne Meara and David vs. Rick Hurst and Kathy (1976/SM/32)
Second pilot. First game: Anita Gillette and John
vs. Bill Cullen and Kathy (1976/GSN/152)
Showdown, Host: Jim Peck (1 ep.)
Later became "The Big Showdown." Game: Nancy vs.
Bob vs. Elaine (1974/SM/14)
Simon Says, Host: Bob Barker (1 ep.)
First contestant: Patricia. Unsold NBC pilot. This
pilot might've been how Bob got the Price gig. (Uses the Savers theme
from Joker's Wild) (1971/SM/134)
Smart Alecks, Host: Allen Ludden (1 ep.)
Celebrities: David Letterman, Pat Carroll, Don Meredith.
First contestant: Don. Unsold pilot. (1976/SM/109)
Split Decision, Host: Jim McKrell (1 ep.)
First game: Bob vs. Miriam. Great pilot!
Split Personality, Host: Tom Poston (1 ep.)
First game: Gloria vs. Carl. Audio drops off in
beginning. Unsold pilot (196?/SM/165)
Split Second, Host: Robb Weller (1 ep.)
Unsold pilot. Game: Paula vs. Gary vs. Lynn
$10,000 Sweep, Host: Jack Clark (1 ep.)
First Game: Coleman and Tom vs. Cindy and Sue.
Unsold pilot (1972/GSN/57)
Talking Pictures, Host: Allen Ludden (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Ann Miller, Peter Lawford, Angela Cartwright, Lloyd Green, Jan Serling, Stubby Kaye, Agnes Moorehead, Carol Burnett, Paul Winchell.
Combination of Concentration and Hollywood
Temptation, Host: Jed Allen (1 ep.)
First prize is a record player. Unsold pilot, but
should've sold (Would've been a budget breaker though!) (1981/SM/118)
To Tell the Truth, Host: Richard Kline (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Morton Downey Jr, Cindy Adams, Lynn Swann, Lynn Redgrave.
First story involves women in Wall St. Pilot that
NBC accidently fed to midwest! (1991/OB/51)
Top Secret, Host: Wink Martindale (1 ep.)
First Game: Sharon vs. Mike vs. Wendy. Unsold
pilot for CBS. Excellent quality! (1987/SM/120)
Trivia Trap, Host: Bob Eubanks (1 ep.)
Game: Bonnie-John-Addie vs. Alysen-Tim-Kathy.
Twenty-One, Host: Jim Lange (1 ep.)
Unsold pilot for a revival of the rigged classic!
First Game: Steve vs. Marie. This pilot isn't as bad as people say it
is, but the bonus was out of place (1982/SM/32)
Twenty Questions, Host: Jack Clark (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Kelly Garrett, Tony Roberts, Gene Schallit, Anne Meara.
Game: Ron vs. Suzanne. Unsold pilot. (1975/SM/94)
Twisters, Host: Jim Perry (1 ep.)
First King of the Hill: Mimi. Cool pilot which
combines elements of Your Number's Up, Jackpot, and many other Bob
Stewart games. Uses the Shoot for the Stars/Jackpot theme
We've Got Your Number, Host: Jack Barry (1 ep.)
Unsold pilot. First Game: Bill vs. Susan
Wipeout, Host: Peter Tomarken (1 ep.)
Game: Nan vs. Chuck vs. La Dawn. Pilot ep. with a
different set, theme, and a hostess! (1987/SM/121)
Win, Lose, or Draw, Host: Bert Convy (1 ep.)
Celebrities: Loni Anderson, Betty White, Burt Reynolds, Tony Danza
Game: Zehs vs. Terry. Aired pilot (as a sneak
preview). Slight differences in set and Rod Roddy announcing
You Bet Your Life, Host: Groucho Marx (1 ep.)
Pilot of the classic for radio (195?/SM/239)
You Bet Your Life, Host: Richard Dawson (1 ep.)
First contestants: Sigrid and Mel. Unsold pilot of a revival.(1988/SM/102)
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