"Crosswords" gets network preview


NBC Universal has quite a bit staked on the new game show "Merv Griffin’s Crosswords," handling ad sales for the syndicated show and airing it on the major market NBC O&Os. So, NBC, the network that is, will give the show a nationwide network airing to introduce folks to the new game show entry, hosted by "One Life to Live" soap star Ty Treadway, who was selected for the gig by the late Merv Griffin. NBC has slated Crosswords to air Saturday, September 8th, 8:30-9:00 pm ET. Crosswords is produced by Merv Griffin Entertainment and Program Partners.