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Il Gioco dei Nove/Hollywood Squares is Back in Italy

Il Gioco dei Nove/Hollywood Squares  is Back in Italy
A much-loved show returns to TV after 20 years: Il gioco dei 9 lands on Tv8, hosted by Nicola Savino. 
It will take the place of 100% Italia in the early evening slot from April to June.

The quiz, adapted from the American format Hollywood Squares from the 1960s, aired on Mediaset networks between 1988 and 1992 (hosted by Raimondo Vianello and later by Gerry Scotti), reappearing only in 2004 on Italia 1 with Enrico Papi.

The format sees two contestants compete in a game of tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The show piloted on NBC in 1965 and the regular series debuted in 1966 on the same network. The board for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants. The stars are asked questions by the host and the contestants judge the truth of their answers to gain squares in the right pattern to win the game.

The format is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution and in Italy it's produced by Banijay.

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