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This Break the Bank Game Show format is unrelated to the two others of the same name, but it's the one most adults today remember. As on The Hollywood Squares, a man and a woman compete in a game with nine celebrity panelists. Two panelists answered each question, but only one gave the right answer. Matching three identical dollar amounts (always adjacent to one another) won the game and the right to face another challenger. Collecting three of the five Money Bags not only won the game, but also "broke the Bank" and awarded a large cash/prize jackpot.Tom Kennedy was the host on ABC from April 12-July 23, 1976; Jack Barry took over when the show went into syndication for the 1976-77 season.Despite its short run on American TV, the format has had two Greek remakes: How About You? (hosted by Kostas Rigopoulous in 1987-88), and Tilemplofes (hosted by Claus Tsivilikas in 1989).
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