Two For the Money '52 Pilot.jpg
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Two for the Money Levenson.jpg
Pilot, June 05, 1952
NBC Primetime Tuesday, September 30, 1952 – Tuesday, August 11, 1953
CBS Primetime Saturday, August 15, 1953 – Saturday, September 22, 1956
CBS Primetime Saturday, March 23, 1957- Saturday, September 7, 1957
Run time
30 Minutes
Fred Allen 1952
Herb Shriner 1952-1956
Sam Levenson 1957
Kenny Williams 1952-1957
Ed McMahon 1957
Ralph Paul
International Theatre, New York City, New York (1952-1953)
CBS Studio 52, New York City, New York (1953-1956)
Biltmore Theatre, New York City, New York (1957)

Two for the Money was a primetime game show where contestants give a series of answers that fit into a category as fast as they can to win money. 

Game format[edit | edit source]

In this four-year-old nighttime game show, teams of two contestants (couples) played three rounds of categories. On each round at the sound of the bell in each category and while alternating turns, the team had 15 seconds to name as many items that fit into the category as they can, with one mistake (which was either repeating an answer or giving a wrong answer) ending the round. The first round was worth $5.00 an answer, and the next two rounds had answers be worth the total dollar amount scored in the previous round.

Personnel[edit | edit source]



Trivia[edit | edit source]

Two for the Money was originally designed for Fred Allen, who had filmed the pilot on June 05, 1952. Due to illness, he was unable to do the show when it became a series. He did get a chance to host the show though, when he filled-in for Herb Shriner on the January 9, 1954 episode.

International Versions[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Two for the Money/International

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

See Also: Two for the Money/Merchandise

Photos[edit | edit source]

Episode Status[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

Two for the Money (Radio)

Video[edit | edit source]


Fred Allen - Two for the Money Excerpts - 1952-0


TWO FOR THE MONEY opening credits NBC game show


Two for the Money


Two For The Money (Levenson)

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