LANCE BASS, PAIGE DAVIS, TIM MEADOWS AND LESLIE NIELSEN COMPETE IN "LET'S MAKE A DEAL" ON "GAMESHOW MARATHON," THURSDAY, JUNE 1 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Emmy Award Nominee Ricki Lake Hosts the Nostalgic Revival of Classic Game Shows
Emmy Award nominee Ricki Lake hosts as celebrities play "Let's Make a Deal" on GAMESHOW MARATHON, a new series where classic game shows are played by celebrity contestants, Thursday, June 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
In the second episode, the celebrity contestants play "Let's Make a Deal." Lance Bass ('N Sync), Paige Davis ("Trading Spaces"), Tim Meadows ("Saturday Night Live") and Leslie Nielsen ("Airplane") dress in outrageous costumes and try to avoid getting "zonked" as they compete to win the best prizes and the most cash in an effort to get a spot on "Finalist Row." After winning in the first episode, "The Price is Right," Brande Roderick ("Baywatch") advanced onto "Finalist Row," where the winners from each episode wait to play in the final game show.
GAMESHOW MARATHON features six celebrity contestants competing in a weekly elimination-style tournament in which they play different classic game shows during each episode. Future episodes include, "Beat the Clock," "Press Your Luck," "Card Sharks," "Match Game" and "Family Feud." A champion will be crowned at the end of the series. In addition, the program will include a viewer participation element whereby they will have a chance to win the celebrity's grand prize each episode through a wireless (text message) trivia game that enters viewers into a sweepstakes.
GAMESHOW MARATHON is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Granada Entertainment USA. Cecile Frot-Cruz, Paul Jackson and Stuart Krasnow are executive producers.
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