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* TheAnnouncer: Mike Lawrence (or Laurence; the ''Variety'' articles used both over the years, and ''The Soap Opera Encyclopedia'' uses the "W" form when crediting him for the 1964-66 series ''The Young Marrieds'').



* GameShowHost: Jay Stewart, followed by Jack Barry in late January 1963 and Wink Martindale in late July.



* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Mike Lawrence (or Laurence; the ''Variety'' articles used both over the years, and ''The Soap Opera Encyclopedia'' uses the "W" form when crediting him for the 1964-66 series ''The Young Marrieds'').
** GameShowHost: Jay Stewart, followed by Jack Barry in late January 1963 and Wink Martindale in late July.



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Likely seeing the success of ''Seven Keys'' being brought from KTLA to a national exposure, ABC was briefly (around June 12, 1963) interested in nationally airing ''Numbers'' as well. As noted in the June 26 issue of ''Variety'', Barry was doing six hours of shows per day on KTLA in addition to ''Numbers'' and an hour-long show on Sunday nights, and it was due to this that he opted to leave ''Numbers'' around early July.

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Likely seeing the success of ''Seven Keys'' ''Series/SevenKeys'' being brought from KTLA to a national exposure, ABC was briefly (around June 12, 1963) interested in nationally airing ''Numbers'' as well. As noted in the June 26 issue of ''Variety'', Barry was doing six hours of shows per day on KTLA in addition to ''Numbers'' and an hour-long show on Sunday nights, and it was due to this that he opted to leave ''Numbers'' around early July.


''By The Numbers'' is '''very''' obscure, even among game show fans, but also very interesting: the show's debut was announced on July 12, 1962 with a July 28 start date, although the host ([[LetsMakeADeal Jay Stewart]]) was not signed to host until the 23rd. The show, which taped on Thursdays for a Saturday showing, debuted with Anthony George as a guest.

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''By The Numbers'' is '''very''' obscure, even among game show fans, but also very interesting: the show's debut was announced on July 12, 1962 with a July 28 start date, although the host ([[LetsMakeADeal ([[Series/LetsMakeADeal Jay Stewart]]) was not signed to host until the 23rd. The show, which taped on Thursdays for a Saturday showing, debuted with Anthony George as a guest.


As the series progressed (with Lee Marvin and Beverly Garland as guests for the week of August 31 and the addition of Linda Countryman as assistant to the producers on October 4), it appears to have moved from Saturdays to a daily series before going to Friday nights at 7:30 in January 1963. On January 28, 1963, Stewart was replaced by [[TwentyOne Jack Barry]], who was also hosting ''Series/YouDontSay'' for KTLA.

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As the series progressed (with Lee Marvin and Beverly Garland as guests for the week of August 31 and the addition of Linda Countryman as assistant to the producers on October 4), it appears to have moved from Saturdays to a daily series before going to Friday nights at 7:30 in January 1963. On January 28, 1963, Stewart was replaced by [[TwentyOne [[Series/TwentyOne Jack Barry]], who was also hosting ''Series/YouDontSay'' for KTLA.


* MissingEpisode: No episodes are known to exist in any form, and only one photo a monochrome shot of Stewart holding the board game, used on Page 180 of the October 23, 1962 ''Variety''. Still, it's better than the absolute nothing of ''You Don't Say!'', ''Zoom'', and ''Show Me''.
** Particularly depressing given that ''Beat the Odds'' and ''Seven Keys'', both of which had been on KTLA before ''Numbers'' (''Keys'' moving back there in 1964), have multiple episodes existing.


However, talks with his potential replacement, KNBC sportscaster Chick Heam, had hit a contractual snag around July 11; as a result, Barry returned to tape two episodes until KTLA program director Bob Quinlan could find a permanent replacement. And by July 31, he did: [[TicTacDough Wink Martindale]].

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However, talks with his potential replacement, KNBC sportscaster Chick Heam, had hit a contractual snag around July 11; as a result, Barry returned to tape two episodes until KTLA program director Bob Quinlan could find a permanent replacement. And by July 31, he did: [[TicTacDough [[Series/TicTacDough Wink Martindale]].


As the series progressed (with Lee Marvin and Beverly Garland as guests for the week of August 31 and the addition of Linda Countryman as assistant to the producers on October 4), it appears to have moved from Saturdays to a daily series before going to Friday nights at 7:30 in January 1963. On January 28, 1963, Stewart was replaced by [[TwentyOne Jack Barry]], who was also hosting ''YouDontSay'' for KTLA.

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As the series progressed (with Lee Marvin and Beverly Garland as guests for the week of August 31 and the addition of Linda Countryman as assistant to the producers on October 4), it appears to have moved from Saturdays to a daily series before going to Friday nights at 7:30 in January 1963. On January 28, 1963, Stewart was replaced by [[TwentyOne Jack Barry]], who was also hosting ''YouDontSay'' ''Series/YouDontSay'' for KTLA.


While it is not known when ''Numbers'' ended, it did end by Fall 1964, as the December 11 ''Variety'' includes a "resume" of sorts for Mike Laurence, which lists ''Numbers'' under being prior work.

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While it It is not known quite when ''Numbers'' ended, it did end by Fall 1964, as but the December 11 11, 1964 ''Variety'' includes included a "resume" of sorts for Mike Laurence, which lists listing ''Numbers'' under being as prior work.



* MissingEpisode: No episodes are known to exist in any form, and only one photo a monochrome shot of Stewart holding the board game, used on Page 180 of the October 23, 1962 ''Variety''.

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* MissingEpisode: No episodes are known to exist in any form, and only one photo a monochrome shot of Stewart holding the board game, used on Page 180 of the October 23, 1962 ''Variety''. Still, it's better than the absolute nothing of ''You Don't Say!'', ''Zoom'', and ''Show Me''.
** Particularly depressing given that ''Beat the Odds'' and ''Seven Keys'', both of which had been on KTLA before ''Numbers'' (''Keys'' moving back there in 1964), have multiple episodes existing.


As the series progressed (with Lee Marvin and Beverly Garland were the guests for the week of August 31 and the addition of Linda Countryman as assistant to the producers on October 4), it appears to have moved from Saturdays to a daily series before going to Friday nights at 7:30 in January 1963. On January 28, 1963, Stewart was replaced by [[TwentyOne Jack Barry]], who was also hosting ''YouDontSay'' for KTLA.

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As the series progressed (with Lee Marvin and Beverly Garland were the as guests for the week of August 31 and the addition of Linda Countryman as assistant to the producers on October 4), it appears to have moved from Saturdays to a daily series before going to Friday nights at 7:30 in January 1963. On January 28, 1963, Stewart was replaced by [[TwentyOne Jack Barry]], who was also hosting ''YouDontSay'' for KTLA.


** TheAnnouncer: Mike Lawrence, according to a "resume" in the December 11, 1964 ''Variety''.
** GameShowHost: Jay Stewart until January 1963, with Jack Barry taking over; Wink Martindale became host in late July 1963.

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** TheAnnouncer: Mike Lawrence, according to a "resume" in Lawrence (or Laurence; the December 11, 1964 ''Variety''.
''Variety'' articles used both over the years, and ''The Soap Opera Encyclopedia'' uses the "W" form when crediting him for the 1964-66 series ''The Young Marrieds'').
** GameShowHost: Jay Stewart until January 1963, with Stewart, followed by Jack Barry taking over; in late January 1963 and Wink Martindale became host in late July 1963.July.



* MissingEpisode: No episodes are known to exist in any form, and only one photo a monochrome shot of Jay Stewart holding the board game, used on Page 180 of the October 23, 1962 ''Variety''.

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* MissingEpisode: No episodes are known to exist in any form, and only one photo a monochrome shot of Jay Stewart holding the board game, used on Page 180 of the October 23, 1962 ''Variety''.


Short-lived 1962 GameShow by Creator/DesiluStudios for independent UsefulNotes/LosAngeles station KTLA, although it was intended to go national. Two teams of two competed to make words from a six-by-five (30-space) game board containing all 26 letters of the alphabet and four blanks. The teams studied the revealed board for 15 seconds, after which it was covered. One team then took turns picking numbers, briefly revealing those letters, until they spelled out a proper three-letter word for 30 points (although more letters awarded 10 points each).

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Short-lived 1962 1962-63ish GameShow by Creator/DesiluStudios Creator/DesiluStudios. [[Series/{{Lingo}} Ralph Andrews]], and Bill Yagemann for independent UsefulNotes/LosAngeles station KTLA, although it was intended to go national. KTLA. Two teams of two (each consisting of one celebrity and one civilian) competed to make words from a six-by-five (30-space) game board containing all 26 letters of the alphabet and four blanks. The teams studied the revealed board for 15 seconds, after which it was covered. One team then took turns picking numbers, briefly revealing those letters, until they spelled out a proper three-letter word for 30 points (although more letters awarded 10 points each).



''By The Numbers'' is '''very''' obscure, even among game show fans. The show is briefly named in the 1994 book ''Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz'', and [[http://www.thetroublemaker.com/BIO94.htm this page]] mentions the man responsible for it and fellow Desilu-KTLA games ''Zoom'' and ''Show Me'' [[Series/{{Lingo}} Ralph Andrews]].

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''By The Numbers'' is '''very''' obscure, even among game show fans. fans, but also very interesting: the show's debut was announced on July 12, 1962 with a July 28 start date, although the host ([[LetsMakeADeal Jay Stewart]]) was not signed to host until the 23rd. The show, which taped on Thursdays for a Saturday showing, debuted with Anthony George as a guest.

As the series progressed (with Lee Marvin and Beverly Garland were the guests for the week of August 31 and the addition of Linda Countryman as assistant to the producers on October 4), it appears to have moved from Saturdays to a daily series before going to Friday nights at 7:30 in January 1963. On January 28, 1963, Stewart was replaced by [[TwentyOne Jack Barry]], who was also hosting ''YouDontSay'' for KTLA.

Likely seeing the success of ''Seven Keys'' being brought from KTLA to a national exposure, ABC was briefly (around June 12, 1963) interested in nationally airing ''Numbers'' as well. As noted in the June 26 issue of ''Variety'', Barry was doing six hours of shows per day on KTLA in addition to ''Numbers'' and an hour-long show on Sunday nights, and it was due to this that he opted to leave ''Numbers'' around early July.

However, talks with his potential replacement, KNBC sportscaster Chick Heam, had hit a contractual snag around July 11; as a result, Barry returned to tape two episodes until KTLA program director Bob Quinlan could find a permanent replacement. And by July 31, he did: [[TicTacDough Wink Martindale]].

While it is not known when ''Numbers'' ended, it did end by Fall 1964, as the December 11 ''Variety'' includes a "resume" of sorts for Mike Laurence, which lists ''Numbers'' under being prior work.

The show is briefly named in the 1994 book ''Desilu: The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz'', and [[http://www.thetroublemaker.com/BIO94.htm this page]] mentions the man responsible for that Andrews had done it and fellow Desilu-KTLA games ''Zoom'' (hosted by Tom Kennedy in 1962) and ''Show Me'' [[Series/{{Lingo}} Ralph Andrews]].Me''.



* HomeGame: One was released by Milton-Bradley on a national scale, and is the source of the above rules (and as such, may not be how the show itself was played). More information [[http://userdata.acd.net/ottinger/gshghp/Shows/ByNumb.html here]] and [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8684/by-the-numbers here.]]

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* HomeGame: One was released by Milton-Bradley Milton Bradley on a national scale, scale in 1962, and is the source of the above rules (and as such, may not be how the show itself was played). More information [[http://userdata.acd.net/ottinger/gshghp/Shows/ByNumb.html here]] and [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8684/by-the-numbers here.]]



** TheAnnouncer: We're relatively sure there was one in some capacity; we just don't know who.
** GameShowHost: See above.

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** TheAnnouncer: We're relatively sure there was one Mike Lawrence, according to a "resume" in some capacity; we just don't know who.
the December 11, 1964 ''Variety''.
** GameShowHost: See above.Jay Stewart until January 1963, with Jack Barry taking over; Wink Martindale became host in late July 1963.


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* MissingEpisode: No episodes are known to exist in any form, and only one photo a monochrome shot of Jay Stewart holding the board game, used on Page 180 of the October 23, 1962 ''Variety''.


Short-lived 1962 GameShow by DesiluStudios for KTLA, although it was intended to go national. Two teams of two competed to make words from a six-by-five (30-space) game board containing all 26 letters of the alphabet and four blanks. The teams studied the revealed board for 15 seconds, after which it was covered. One team then took turns picking numbers, briefly revealing those letters, until they spelled out a proper three-letter word for 30 points (although more letters awarded 10 points each).

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Short-lived 1962 GameShow by DesiluStudios Creator/DesiluStudios for independent UsefulNotes/LosAngeles station KTLA, although it was intended to go national. Two teams of two competed to make words from a six-by-five (30-space) game board containing all 26 letters of the alphabet and four blanks. The teams studied the revealed board for 15 seconds, after which it was covered. One team then took turns picking numbers, briefly revealing those letters, until they spelled out a proper three-letter word for 30 points (although more letters awarded 10 points each).


Short-lived 1962 GameShow by Desilu for KTLA, although it was intended to go national. Two teams of two competed to make words from a six-by-five (30-space) game board containing all 26 letters of the alphabet and four blanks. The teams studied the revealed board for 15 seconds, after which it was covered. One team then took turns picking numbers, briefly revealing those letters, until they spelled out a proper three-letter word for 30 points (although more letters awarded 10 points each).

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Short-lived 1962 GameShow by Desilu DesiluStudios for KTLA, although it was intended to go national. Two teams of two competed to make words from a six-by-five (30-space) game board containing all 26 letters of the alphabet and four blanks. The teams studied the revealed board for 15 seconds, after which it was covered. One team then took turns picking numbers, briefly revealing those letters, until they spelled out a proper three-letter word for 30 points (although more letters awarded 10 points each).

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