Nashville Squares

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Nashville Squares
GenreGame show
Created byMerrill Heatter and Bob Quigley
Based onHollywood Squares
Presented byBob Saget
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes
Original networkCMT
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Original releaseNovember 1 (2019-11-01) –
November 29, 2019 (2019-11-29)
Related showsHollywood Squares
Storybook Squares
Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour
Hip Hop Squares
External links
Nashville Squares

Nashville Squares or (CMT's Nashville Squares) is an American game show broadcast on CMT. It is a country music-themed spinoff of Hip Hop Squares, which itself was based on the game show Hollywood Squares, and was produced by CMT, whose parent company ViacomCBS owns the format.[1] It was hosted by Bob Saget, who was assisted by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, with live music supplied by "The X-O Band".

The show's executive producers were Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon from Jesse Collins Entertainment, while Neal Konstantini served as co-executive producer/showrunner. The series was directed by Ivan Dudynsky. Candida Boyette-Clemons and Trevor Rose were executive producers for CMT, with Leslie Fram as executive-in-charge of music. The show premiered on November 1, 2019, with two episodes being aired weekly.


As with Hip Hop Squares (2017 version), two celebrities play the game and win money for members of the studio audience. Traditional game rules are in effect, although the celebrity in control presses a green button to agree or red button to disagree.

A win is worth $1,000 in the first round and $2,000 in the second. In addition, each captured square is worth a random cash amount revealed when a star is chosen, and the Secret Square (renamed the "Hidden Square" here) is always featured in the first game. The celebrity contestant with the higher score when a sounder alerts that time in the entire game is up wins the game and plays the bonus round with their designated audience member.

The bonus round called "Start Your Engine" utilizes a cross between the 1998 version's later seasons and the 1980s John Davidson version, in which the nine squares each have keys, one of which activates a 2019 Jeep Compass. The winning fan selects a star to try his/her key with, and then a question previously posed to the entire panel before the show is asked (which is always a "Which of your fellow squares do you think is most likely to...?" question). To assist, host Bob Saget narrowed the field down to three stars, all in a tic-tac-toe pattern; the winning fan then picks the star s/he thinks the chosen star selected. A correct decision doubles the cash, but an incorrect decision wins nothing extra. Either way, the winning fan tries the chosen key, and if it works, he/she wins the car; if not, then he/she still keeps the money won in the main game.


  1. ^ ""CMT's Nashville Squares" Hosted By Comedian Bob Saget To Premiere on Friday, November 1st at 8p/7c". The Country Note. October 4, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
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