This Day in TV History - July 2, 1984 - Scrabble TV Gameshow Debuts


It was on this day in 1984 that the Scrabble game show premiered.

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It was on this day in 1984 that the Scrabble game show premiered.

Based on the hit board game, Scrabble was hosted by Chuck Woolery, who previously had hosted Wheel of Fortune in the 1970s.

The series had constants battling it out to spell words on a giant crossword board, and later, trying to spell as many as possible in a speed round. The show was a hit and lasted over 1200 episodes before ending in 1990.

The show was revived briefly, with a different set and format in 1993. That revival, also hosted by Chuck Woolery, only lasted six months.


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