[08/29/16 - 09:00 AM] "Celebrity Name Game" Is Back! Syndicated Series Hosted by Two-Time Daytime Emmy(R) Winner Craig Ferguson Premieres for Its Third Season on Monday, September 19, 2016 The syndicated, half-hour weekday strip is executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette.
[via press release from FremantleMedia North America]
"CELEBRITY NAME GAME" IS BACK! SYNDICATED SERIES HOSTED BY TWO-TIME DAYTIME EMMY(R) WINNER CRAIG FERGUSON PREMIERES FOR ITS THIRD SEASON ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Celebrity Guest Stars Include:
Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Bryshere "Yazz" Gray, Lance Bass, AJ McLean, Taye Diggs,
Rachel Bloom, Billy Bush, Kevin Frazier, Mario Lopez, David Arquette,
Adam Rodriguez, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Ricki Lake, and more!
You can get a sneak peek of this season's amazing guest stars HERE!
Los Angeles (August 29, 2016) - Can you guess that TV show? It's funny. Unpredictable. Hosted by Craig Ferguson. It's garnered two consecutive Daytime Emmy(R) wins for Outstanding Game Show Host. That's right, it's Celebrity Name Game! This hilarious game show returns for its third season on Monday, September 19, 2016 (check local listings). The syndicated, half-hour weekday strip is executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette.
Fast-paced and funny, Celebrity Name Game pairs celebrities with contestants as they improvise clues to identify as many correct answers as possible in a given time period. The answers aren't just celebrity names but range from actors, singers, athletes and pop culture figures to places, brands, books, TV shows, movies, food and even cartoon characters. Consisting of two competitive speed rounds, followed by a third round where Craig Ferguson provides the clues, teams must face a broad mix of clues and categories with the winning team earning a chance to win $20,000 in the final round!
"I love hosting Celebrity Name Game, not to mention a Daytime Emmy(R) for every season so far - although I guess I did just mention it. I'm genuinely thrilled that the show is back for a third season. I have so much fun playing the game and giving away other peoples' money," said Craig Ferguson.
In only its second season, Celebrity Name Game has now tied long-running game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire in households and has surpassed it in the coveted women 25-54 demo. The game show has been upgraded in New York on Tribune Media's flagship station, WPIX, from 4pm to 6:30pm. Plus, host Craig Ferguson is the only host to have won a Daytime Emmy(R) for "Outstanding Game Show Host" consecutively in its first two seasons!
Guest stars for the 2016/17 season include executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette, along with Lance Bass (NSYNC), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Julie Chen (The Talk), Kevin Frazier (Entertainment Tonight), Billy Bush (Today Show), Taye Diggs (Rosewood), Debbie Gibson (pop icon), Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash), Bryshere "Yazz" Gray (Empire), Kit Hoover (Access Hollywood), Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback), Ricki Lake (The Ricki Lake Show), Mario Lopez (Extra), Ross Mathews (Hollywood Today Live), AJ McLean (The Backstreet Boys), Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash), Daphne Oz (The Chew), Adam Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Aisha Tyler (The Talk), Sheryl Underwood (The Talk), Weird Al Yankovic (Comedy Bang! Bang!), and many more!
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 Courteney Cox and David Arquette's Coquette Productions, along with Laura Robinson and Richard Gerrits' Out & About Productions, based on the popular board game Identity Crisis. In addition to Cox and Arquette, executive producers include Fremantle's Jennifer Mullin, showrunner Scott St. John, John Quinn, Robinson and Gerrits.
About FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is a premier content studio. FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Random House Studio, Original Productions and 495 Productions, create entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and digital partners. Its diverse, critically-acclaimed and award-winning slate includes 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), Jay Leno's Garage (CNBC) Married to Medicine (Bravo), Blue Collar Millionaires (CNBC), Ice Road Truckers (HISTORY), Storage Wars (A&E), Celebrity Family Feud (ABC), Celebrity Name Game (SYN), To Tell The Truth (ABC), Match Game (ABC), Hollyweed (Independent) and American Gods (STARZ), among others. FMNA also operates BUZZR, a retro game show channel that launched in 2015, and is available in the top 10 U.S. markets, and 65 percent of the country.
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 31 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. For more information follow us @FMNATV and visit our Facebook page.
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.