CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’ll be “Hollywood Squares” with a West Virginia twist.
Peter Marshall, a Huntington native who was the original host of the popular television game show “Hollywood Squares,” will be back in West Virginia next week to host a game show about West Virginia music and history. “West Virginia Squares” will be part of Festivall — the ten-day long celebration of arts in Charleston that opens later this week.
Next Monday, June 23, and Tuesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Clay Center, Marshall will lead four segments of the game show with Golden Horseshoe winners sitting in as the contestants.
“They’re young students who, hopefully, know a lot about West Virginia,” said Marshall.
Notable state natives will fill the celebrity squares including John Kruk, former major league ballplayer and current ESPN commentator; Joyce DeWitt, a Wheeling native who played “Janet” on “Three’s Company;” Billy Edd Wheeler, a noted songwriter; Charlie McCoy, a musician; Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., an “America’s Got Talent” winner; Michael Cervaris, a Tony Award winner and former West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton.
Later on Tuesday night, there will be an “adults only” show.
Marshall was recently inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame which is organizing “West Virginia Squares.” West Virginia Public Broadcasting will film the first four shows for broadcast at a later date.
More information about “West Virginia Squares” and Festivall, which is now in its 10th year, is available here.