Sale of the Century

Sale of the Century

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Sale of the Century

Sale of the Century (stylized as $ale of the Century) is an American television game show that debuted in the United States on September 29, 1969, on NBC daytime. It was one of three NBC game shows to premiere on that date, the other two being the short-lived Letters to Laugh-In and Name Droppers. The series aired until July 13, 1973, and a weekly syndicated series began that fall and ran for one season. Actor Jack Kelly hosted the series from 1969 to 1971, then decided to return to acting full-time. He was replaced by Joe Garagiola, who hosted the remainder of the daytime series plus the one season in syndication.

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Genre
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Created by
Al Howard
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Presented by
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Starring
Barbara Lyon
Kit Dougherty
Madelyn Sanders
Sally Julian
Lee Menning
Summer Bartholomew
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Theme music composer
Ray Ellis & Marc Ellis
(1983–89 version)
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Opening theme
"Mercedes"
(1983–89 version)
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Country of origin
United States
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Original language
English
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No. of seasons
5 (1969–74)
7 (1983–89)
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No. of episodes
approx. 990 (NBC 1969–73)
39 (SYN 1973–74)
1,578 (NBC 1983–89)
270 (SYN 1985–86)
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PRODUCTION

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Production location
NBC Studios
New York, New York (1969–74)
NBC Studios
Burbank, California (1983–89)
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Running time
22–24 minutes
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Production company
Al Howard Productions (1969–74)
Reg Grundy Productions (1983–89)
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Distributor
Program Syndication Services
(1973–1974)
Genesis Entertainment
(1985–1986)
Fremantle
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RELEASE

Original network
NBC (1969–73, 1983–89)
Syndicated (1973–74, 1985–86)
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Picture format
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Original release
First Run
September 29, 1969 (1969-09-29)
July 13, 1973 (1973-07-13)
(NBC Daytime)
September 1973 (1973-09)
September 1974 (1974-09)
(Weekly Syndication)
Second Run
January 3, 1983 (1983-01-03)
March 24, 1989 (1989-03-24)
(NBC Daytime)
January 7, 1985 (1985-01-07)
September 12, 1986 (1986-09-12)
(Daily Syndication)
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CHRONOLOGY

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