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"Celebrity Name Game" Welcomes Celebrity Guests to Compete in the New Craig Ferguson Hosted Game Show
The series, executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, launches September 22 across more than 93% of the country including the top 50 U.S. markets.

[via press release from FremantleMedia North America]



Syndicated Series Set to Premiere on Monday, September 22, 2014

Celebrity Guest Stars Include: Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Tom Arnold, Yvette Nicole Brown, Dan Bucatinsky, Cheryl Burke, Peter Facinelli, Vivica A. Fox, Billy Gardell, Ana Gasteyer, Tony Hale, Chris Kattan, Lisa Kudrow, Jane Leeves, Kevin McHale, Joely Fisher, Jim O'Heir, Cheri Oteri, Will Sasso, Nev Schulman, Karina Smirnoff, Nicole Sullivan, Mena Suvari, Scott Wolf and Constance Zimmer

Los Angeles (August 6, 2014) - Celebrities will be put to the test in Celebrity Name Game, the hilarious new game show that combines the best of pop culture with the best of comedy. The syndicated, half-hour weekday strip is hosted by Emmy-nominated funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Celebrity Name Game premieres September 22 across more than 93% of the country including the Top 50 U.S. markets.

Fast-paced and funny, Celebrity Name Game pairs celebrities with contestants in order to identify famous names - actors, singers, athletes, pop culture figures, politicians, even cartoon characters - based on improvised clues. In a competitive, yet party atmosphere, contestants take part in four rounds of fast-paced gameplay for a chance to win up to $20,000.

Confirmed guest stars for the 2014/15 season include executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette, along with Tom Arnold (My Big Redneck), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Dan Bucatinsky (The Comeback), Cheryl Burke (Dancing with the Stars), Peter Facinelli (Odyssey), Vivica A. Fox (Sharknado 2), Billy Gardell (Mike and Molly), Ana Gasteyer (SNL), Tony Hale (Veep), Chris Kattan (SNL), Lisa Kudrow (Web Therapy), Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland), Kevin McHale (Glee), Joely Fisher ('Til Death), Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recreation), Cheri Oteri (SNL), Will Sasso (The Three Stooges), Nev Schulman (Catfish), Karina Smirnoff (Dancing With The Stars), Nicole Sullivan (The King of Queens), Mena Suvari (Hysteria), Scott Wolf (The Night Shift), and Constance Zimmer (House of Cards).

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 Thom Beers and Jennifer Mullin, and veteran show runner Scott St. John.

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 8500 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 400 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) and the upcoming The Returned (A&E) and Celebrity Name Game (SYN) among others.

About Debmar-Mercury

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.

  [august 2014]  


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