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Merv Griffin's new game show is a go

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 21st 2007 2:02PM

Merv GriffinBusinessman and former talk show host Merv Griffin has a new game show in the works, and it just got a great syndication deal. Let's Play Crosswords will premiere this fall, and has a green light to run on five big NBC stations, including those in New York, L.A., and Chicago.

Griffin also created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, two of the biggest, longest running syndicated shows in the history of television. This new game show took him a while to create, because he had to figure out a way to get a crossword puzzle board, which can be large, on a TV screen, and also keep the show interesting.

But that name, Let's Play Crosswords? Is that really a good title? Why not just called Crossword!, with the exclamation point like Jeopardy! has?

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Rick Rockhill

I ran into Merv last night at an event honoring him. the La Quinta Arts Foundation gala. I posted something on my blog about it: www.rickrockhill.blogspot.com

March 04 2007 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Any word on when it is set to start or how to be a contestant on the show?

February 22 2007 at 8:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You are not saying it right. You need to pronouce the title like that on Wheel of Fortune.

Let's! Play! Crossssswoooorrrds!

February 21 2007 at 6:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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