This unsold pilot actually aired as a one-shot special in some markets in October, 1970. Jack Barry attempted to sell this pilot to become a regular syndicated 90-minute game show. Since it did air as a special, couldn’t this technically be considered Jack Barry’s first aired production after the quiz show scandals? Anyhoo, Jim MacKrell helmed this reworking of The Joker’s Wild pilots with Allen Ludden, and it was complete with the celebrities asking the questions in their own categories. Second time to sell this format wasn’t the charm, unfortunately. Maybe in a couple years, Jack.
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