Musical Chairs

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Musical Chairs (1975)
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Premiere June 16, 1975
Finale October 31, 1975
Creator Don Kirschner
Jerome Schnur
Host Adam Wade
Network CBS
Style 30-minute game show
Company Don Kirschner-Jerome Schnur Productions
Episodes 115
Origin USA

Musical Chairs was a game show airing on CBS in 1975. It was hosted by Adam Wade, TV's first African-American game show emcee.

Four contestants competed. Live musical acts performed songs and leave out lyrics; contestants had to identify the missing lyrics from three possibilities. Contestants scored $50 in the first round, $75 in the second and $100 in the third. In the third round, low scoring players were eliminated per question until only one remained and became champion.

A Musical Chairs that aired twenty years prior on NBC primetime was unrelated to this edition.

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