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Heatter-Quigley Productions

Knowledge Identifier: &Heatter-Quigley_Productions


Heatter-Quigley Productions

American television production company that was launched in 1960 by two former television writers, Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley add

Category: Business (17)

Founded in 1965.

Country: United States (100%)

Main connections: Filmways, King World Productions, Orion Pictures

Linked to: Filmways, Orion Pictures, Hanna-Barbera




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In 1965, they created the classic game show "The Hollywood Squares" and they sold their company to Filmways add something


Filmways - In 1966, The company acquired Heatter-Quigley Productions for "Hollywood Squares"


Heatter continued going solo and produced new game shows, such as "Battlestars", "All-Star Blitz", "Bargain Hunters", and the 1980s version of "High Rollers" add something


In 1981 Quigley retired and ended his partnership with Merrill Heatter, just before Filmways was bought by Orion Pictures add something


MGM Television acquired the rights retained by Orion Television to the Heatter-Quigley shows, with the exception of "Hollywood Squares" format rights that Orion sold to King World Productions after Orion closed down its television division on November 25, 1991 add something


On September 28, 1998, Heatter leased the worldwide rights to his solo-developed game shows to King World for a limited time add something


In 2008, Heatter returned to game show production with the GSN game show "Catch 21", based on "Gambit" add something


Heatter died of cancer on October 8, 2017 add something