TIM MEADOWS, KATHY NAJIMY AND LESLIE NIELSEN COMPETE
IN "PRESS YOUR LUCK," ON "GAMESHOW MARATHON," THURSDAY, JUNE 8 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Emmy Award Nominee Ricki Lake Hosts the Nostalgic Revival of Classic Game Shows
Emmy Award nominee Ricki Lake hosts celebrities as they play "Press Your Luck" on GAMESHOW MARATHON, a new series where classic game shows are played by celebrity contestants, Thursday, June 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
In the fourth episode, the celebrity contestants compete in "Press Your Luck." Tim Meadows ("Saturday Night Live"), Kathy Najimy ("Sister Act") and Leslie Nielsen ("Airplane") work to avoid the dreaded "Whammy" as they vie for a slot on "Finalist Row." After winning in the third episode, Paige Davis ("Trading Spaces") joined Lance Bass ("'N Sync") and Brande Roderick ("Baywatch") on "Finalist Row," where the winners from each episode wait to play in the final game show.
"Press Your Luck" aired from 1983-1986 and was hosted by Peter Tomarken. Rod Roddy was the announcer.
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, "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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