[11/03/14 - 09:48 AM]
"Celebrity Name Game" Enters November Sweeps with Craig Ferguson-Hosted Game Show Leading All New Syndicated Series Among Women 25-54
The daily program continues to add viewers each week, making it one of the breakout fall launches this season.

[via press release from FremantleMedia North America]


Announces Remaining Celebrity Guests Including Teri Polo, Molly Sims, Tom Bergeron, Jennie Garth, Jesse Williams and More

Los Angeles (November 3, 2014) - Celebrity Name Game, which premiered this fall in homes across America, enters the November sweeps leading the pack for new, nationally syndicated shows in the advertiser-coveted demo of Women 25-54. The daily program continues to add viewers each week, making it one of the breakout fall launches this season.

This hilarious game show, hosted by Emmy-nominated funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, puts contestants and their celebrity teammates on the spot as they compete in four rounds of fast-paced gameplay to identify famous names - actors, singers, athletes, pop culture figures, politicians, even cartoon characters - based on improvised clues. The remaining celebrities teaming up with contestants this season for a chance to win up to $20,000 include Tom Bergeron (Dancing With The Stars), Wayne Brady (Let's Make A Deal), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), Michael Ealy (Almost Human), Seth Gabel (Salem), Jennie Garth (Mystery Girls), Ian Gomez (Cougar Town), Rachael Harris (Suits), Marilu Henner (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Bianca Kajlich (Undateable), Angela Kinsey (The Office), Carson Kressley (Queer Eye), Lisa Lampanelli (comedian), Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), Jonathan Mangum (Let's Make A Deal), Constance Marie (Switched At Birth), Ross Matthews (Hello Ross!), Kevin Nealon (Blended), Teri Polo (The Fosters), Megyn Price (Rules of Engagement), DJ Qualls (Legit), Molly Sims (Las Vegas), Aisha Tyler (The Talk), Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy), and Ian Ziering (Sharknado 2).

Celebrity Name Game's airs two shows each day (check local listings or find your local station and air time on www.celebnamegame.com). Upcoming episodes will feature the following celebrity guests:

Monday, Nov. 3 Jonathan Mangum & Wayne Brady Jennie Garth & Tom Bergeron

Tuesday, Nov. 4 Nev Schulman & Vivica A. Fox David Arquette & Tiffani Thiessen

Wednesday, Nov. 5 Cat Deeley & Nia Vardalos Constance Zimmer & Will Sasso

Thursday, Nov. 6 Kate Flannery & Dave Foley Kevin McHale & Yvette Nicole Brown

Friday, Nov. 7 Mel B & Constance Marie Mel B & Constance Marie

Saturday, Nov. 8 Jonathan Mangum & Wayne Brady

Sunday, Nov. 9 Jennie Garth & Tom Bergeron

Monday, Nov. 10 Vivica A. Fox & Angela Kinsey Ian Gomez & Nia Vardalos

Tuesday, Nov. 11 DJ Qualls & Margaret Cho Mena Suvari & Joely Fisher

Wednesday, Nov. 12 Josh Hopkins & Sheryl Crow David Alan Grier & Scott Wolf

Thursday, Nov. 13 Lisa Kudrow & Tom Arnold Lisa Lampanelli & Teri Polo

Friday, Nov. 14 Molly Sims & Will Sasso Jenna Ushkowitz & Sherri Shepard

Saturday, Nov. 15 Vivica A. Fox & Angela Kisney

Sunday, Nov. 16 Ian Gomez & Nia Vardalos

Monday, Nov. 17 Courteney Cox & David Arquette Marilu Henner & Bianca Kajlich

Tuesday, Nov. 18 Cat Deeley & Ross Mathews Mario Lopez & Michael Ealy

Wednesday, Nov. 19 Holly Robinson Peete & Kathryn Hahn Carson Kressley & Sara Rue

Thursday, Nov. 20 Jonathan Mangum & Wayne Brady Constance Zimmer & Will Sasso

Friday, Nov. 21 Melanie Lynskey & Nicole Sullivan Vivica A. Fox & Jesse Williams

Saturday, Nov. 22 Courteney Cox & David Arquette

Sunday, Nov. 23 Marilu Henner & Bianca Kajlich

Monday, Nov. 24 Rocco DiSpirito & Sherri Shepherd Vivica A. Fox & Jesse Williams

Tuesday, Nov. 25 Cameron Mathison & Jamie-Lynn Sigler Karina Smirnoff & Joey Lawrence

Wednesday, Nov. 26 Ian Ziering & Teri Polo Kate Flannery & Dave Foley

Thursday, Nov. 27 Constance Zimmer & Will Sasso Courteney Cox & David Arquette

Friday, Nov. 28 Jenna Ushkowitz & Sherri Shepherd Mel B & Tom Arnold

Saturday, Nov. 29 Rocco DiSpirito & Sherri Shepherd

Sunday, Nov. 30 Vivica A. Fox & Jesse Williams

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. The syndicated, half-hour weekday strip is confirmed to air across more than 93% of the country including the Top 50 U.S. markets.

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), Celebrity Name Game (SYN) and the upcoming The Returned (A&E) among others.

About Debmar-Mercury

Debmar-Mercury, a leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets, produces and distributes The Wendy Williams Show and the new Craig Ferguson-hosted Celebrity Name Game with co-producer FremantleMedia North America; has U.S. distribution rights to FremantleMedia North America's Steve Harvey-hosted Family Feud; distributes Tyler Perry sitcoms House of Payne and spinoff Meet the Browns, as well as Revolution/CubeVision's Are We There Yet? (starring Ice Cube); and, for FX, sitcoms including Lionsgate Television's Anger Management (starring Charlie Sheen and now also airing in national off-network syndication); 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.

  [november 2014]  


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