Spin-Off

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Spin-Off
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Premiere June 16, 1975
Finale September 5, 1975
Creator Nick Nicholson,
Roger Muir
Network CBS
Style 30-minute game show
Company Nicholson-Muir Productions
Seasons 1
Episodes 60
Origin USA
This is on the 1975 CBS game show. For the glossary definition of the term, see spinoff.

Spin-Off was a game show airing on CBS's daytime line-up.

Two couples compete in this contest. They ring in to answer a question, with the correct answering couple using a display of five windows, each flashing numbers from 1 to 6 at the rate of 16 times per second, to create poker hands. They hit plungers corresponding to each window to stop the numbers in order to create their respective hands. Payoffs were as follows:

Pair - $50
Two pair - $75
Three of a Kind - $100
Straight - $125
Full House - $150
Four of a Kind - $175
Five of a Kind - $200

Couples could freeze windows in order to build their hand higher during the course of the game. They could also call the other couple to match or beat their hand. The couple scoring $250 first is champion and vies for $10,000 by trying to make a straight in numerical order on the number windows, given up to three spins in each window. Payoffs in the bonus round:

Pair - $250
Two pair - $500
Three of a Kind - $1000
Full House - $1500
Four of a Kind - $2500
Five of a Kind - $5000
Straight (1-2-3-4-5, 5-4-3-2-1, 2-3-4-5-6, 6-5-4-3-2) - $10,000

Spin-Off was originally planned for once-a-week syndication but was eventually optioned to CBS.


Cast

Person Role Duration
Main Cast
Jim Lange Host 1
Johnny Jacobs Announcer 1

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