Money in the Blank

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Money in the Blank
Premiere unaired
Creator Bob Stewart
Host Kevin O'Connell
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute game show
Company Bob Stewart Productions,
(Basada Productions)
Episodes At least 2 pilots in 1987
Origin USA

Money in the Blank is a game show piloted for CBS daytime in 1987. It is believed it was meant to replace The $25,000 Pyramid in January 1988; Blackout was given the green light instead.

Two teams, each of a celebrity and a civilian, compete. The celebrities are shown a subject and a clue sentence with two or three words missing, replaced with blanks. The first to ring in has eight seconds to fill in the blanks with their own words, after which their partner identifies the subject. For instance, the subject is "Lois Lane," and the clue is "She doesn't know that _____ _____ is ______." (The blanks were filled in the pilot with "Clark," "Kent" and "Superman.") Correctly getting the subject scores 20 points. If a team misses the subject and the other team gets it, it's worth 30 points. Halfway through the round, the team members switch places with the civilian player giving the clues.

First to 150 points wins the game, $1000, and plays the Famous Phrases round. Facing a game board quite similar to the prize board on Three on a Match, the contestant uses the 150 points to buy squares (in 10, 20 and 40 point columns) and uncover a three-word phrase. If a phrase turns up correctly on the first three picks, it's worth $15,000. Otherwise, once a phrase is uncovered (provided the contestant does not run out of points) makes up to three selections of an uncovered word for a cash prize from $1000 to $10,000.


At a Glance: Additional information about the series

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