1966-1981 Marshall Era Edit
Contestant Area Edit
The Tic Tac Toe Game Board Edit
The $100,000 Money Machine Edit
1986-1989 Davidson Era Edit
Press Pics Edit
This picture can be found on the artwork of the NES and MS-DOS games...and it's actually from the pilot.
1998-2004 Bergeron Era Edit
The Contestant Area Edit
Over the years that Hollywood Squares has been on the air, the contestant area always had the host at a podium in between both of the contestants: the X position was on the left, the O position was on the right, and the contestant area was always at least two feet above the stage floor. The contestants and the host sat during the show, except for the H2 era, where the contestants stood at their podiums for the entire show. In the 1986-1989 revival, John Davidson's podium depicted a Tic Tac Toe board with 5 Xs and 4 Os, along with the show's logo on top of the board, and the stairway was in the back.
1965 Pilot (Bert Parks) Edit
Pilot set with Bert Parks, and the X and O reversed.
1966-1981 (Peter Marshall) Edit
The improved series set with the X's and O's added
Ah, living color! From a network nighttime show. Miss Circle won the Match!
From a syndicated nighttime show. Mr. X won the match!
From a daytime show. Mr. X won the first game.
In the final season, the contestant area was overhauled. Miss Circle won 1 1/2 matches while Mr. X won just one game.
From the NBC finale. Supposedly Miss Circle was one game away from over $25,000 in cash and prizes and Mr. X was on the verge of dethroning her when time ran out.
In the final segment, the staff gathered around the contestant area for one last goodbye.
From the final season, taped in Las Vegas with some slight changes. Notice that the contestants no longer played for money.
From a special syndicated episode, it's time to party! And Miss Circle just won the match!
1985 Pilot/1986-1989 (John Davidson) Edit
The Davidson set with a light blue background and white stars
This background looks a little darker blue.
Miss Circle won the match!
Her scoreboard now displayed her grand total winnings.
1998-2004 (Tom Bergeron) Edit
It's all tied up at $500 apiece; remember this was from the first few weeks; 3rd game would be worth $1,000 and 4th and subsequent games would be 2 grand a pop.
The set from 1998; as the contestant podiums have 5 digits (Looks like Mr. X is doing quite well); at this point they were using the regular rules.
Fred, after winning a brand-new Lexus, finished his day on the show with $37,422!
The set from early 1999 (Looks like Ms. Circle is doing quite well)
The set from the 1999-2000 season; as the contestant podiums now have 6 digits.
Who's gonna break the tie?
The set from 2000 to 2002 (When Whoopi Goldberg left the show)
WOW! What a total from this contestant!
The set from 2002 to 2004 (note the contestants are standing)
Also notice the light scroll border with the TV Screen on the bottom
Here it is again but it's zoomed back a little more
The Tic Tac Toe Game Board Edit
1966-1981 Peter Marshall Edit
A partially played game in the 1965 pilot.
The set during a 1976 episode of Hollywood Squares featuring Big Bird as one of the squares. He's on the lower right corner next to Carol Channing (lower center)
A win with Xs in the 1980 daytime finale.
1986-1989 John Davidson Edit
A partial block from the 1985 pilot.
1998-2004 Tom Bergeron Edit
A five-square win with Xs in 1998.
A vertical win with Xs in 1998.
A five-square win with Os in 2000.
Notice that the 2002-2004 set now has the "H2" sign in front of the board
Set Drawings Edit
1986 Davidson contestant area.
Another recreation of the 1986 Davidson era.