"CELEBRITY NAME GAME" ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET MORE CELEBRITY GUESTS, MORE COMEDY, MORE FUN THAN EVER!
SYNDICATED SERIES HOSTED BY DAYTIME EMMY(R)-WINNING CRAIG FERGUSON
PREMIERES ITS SECOND SEASON ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
Celebrity Guest Stars Include:
Lisa Kudrow, Candace Cameron Bure, Billy Bush, Courteney Cox, Cat Deeley, Shannen Doherty,
Randy Jackson, Mario Lopez, David Arquette, Matt McGorry, Terrell Owens, Dascha Polanco,
Guillermo Rodriguez, Kate Walsh, Weird Al Yankovic and more!
Los Angeles (August 27, 2015) - This fall, the who's who of the celebrity world will converge on Celebrity Name Game, when the hilarious game show returns for its second season. Hosted by funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, the syndicated, half-hour weekday strip premieres Monday, September 21.
Fast-paced and funny, Celebrity Name Game is back for a second season, where anything can (and will) happen! The series pairs celebrities with contestants as they improvise clues to identify as many correct answers as possible in a given time period - and this season new rules apply. The answers aren't just celebrity names, but range from actors, singers, athletes, pop culture figures, places, brands, books, TV shows, movies, foods and even cartoon characters. Consisting of two competitive speed rounds followed by a third round where Craig Ferguson provides the clues, teams then must face a broad mix of clues and categories ranging from a single letter to a real life tweet from a celebrity as they enter into the final $20,000 round.
"I love hosting Celebrity Name Game, I get a big thrill out of giving away other people's money so I'm delighted to be back for a second season," said Craig Ferguson. "And we've managed to talk even more gullible celebrities into making fools of themselves."
Celebrity Name Game debuted as the #1 new show in syndication (tied with Hot Bench) in the key demo of W25-54, and grew more than any other game show from the November sweep through May, rising 21% in W25-54 and 16% in A25-54. Celebrity Name Game's success continued with awards accolades when host Craig Ferguson was honored with a Daytime Emmy(R) win for Outstanding Game Show Host.
Guest stars for the 2015/16 season include executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette, along with Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House), Billy Bush (Access Hollywood), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Shannen Doherty (MallBrats), Randy Jackson (music producer and television personality), Mario Lopez (Extra), Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback), Matt McGorry (How to Get Away with Murder), Terrell Owens (former professional football player), Dascha Polanco (Orange Is The New Black), Guillermo Rodriguez (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Kate Walsh (Private Practice), Weird Al Yankovic (Comedy Recording Artist), and many more!
You can get a sneak peek of this season's amazing guest stars HERE (https://youtu.be/LuAdIgYESn0).
Celebrity Name Game is co-produced by FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury and is distributed domestically by Debmar-Mercury and internationally by FremantleMedia North America. The show was developed by Coquette Productions based on the popular board game Identity Crisis, created by Laura Robinson and Richard Gerrits of North 44 Productions. In addition to Coquette's Cox and Arquette, executive producers include FremantleMedia's Jennifer Mullin, veteran show runner Scott St. John, and John Quinn.
About FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world's largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia's comprehensive global network has operations in 28 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions, produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including American Idol (FOX), America's Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (SYN), Let's Make A Deal (CBS), The Price Is Right (CBS), The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC), Deadliest Catch (Discovery), Married to Medicine (Bravo), Party Down South (CMT), Ice Road Truckers (HISTORY), Storage Wars (A&E), Celebrity Family Feud (ABC), Celebrity Name Game (SYN), To Tell The Truth (ABC), American Gods (STARZ), among others.
Debmar-Mercury, a leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets, produces and distributes for daytime television The Wendy Williams Show and has U.S. distribution rights to Fremantle Media North America's Family Feud; distributes Tyler Perry sitcoms House of Payne and spinoff Meet the Browns; Lionsgate Television's Anger Management (starring Charlie Sheen and entering off-network syndication in September 2014), Saint George (starring and co-created by George Lopez, debuting in 2014 and in off-network syndication in September 2016) and a new untitled sitcom (starring comedy legends Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer, set to premiere in 2014 and entering broadcast syndication in fall 2017), all for FX; Revolution/CubeVision's Are We There Yet? (starring Ice Cube); and has U.S. TV distribution rights to South Park, Hell's Kitchen and a movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios. Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company.
About Coquette Productions
Coquette Productions, founded by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, with development executive Thea Mann, is a television and film production company focusing on creating dynamic, original and entertaining content. Under a first-look deal with ABC Studios, Coquette is currently producing Cougar Town with ABC for TBS. Other Coquette Productions include: Daisy Does America for TBS; Dirt for F/X, Tripaholics for The Travel Channel and Celebrity Name Game for syndication. Additionally, Coquette has sold projects/filmed pilots for UPN, FOX, CBS, HBO, Lifetime, MTV and Comedy Central. Coquette has also produced the feature film Just Before I Go, directed by Courteney Cox.