For Immediate Release
Celebrity Guest Stars Include:
Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Mel B., Emmanuelle Chriqui, Darren Criss, Sheryl Crow, Mario Lopez, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Raven-Symoné, Tiffani Thiessen, 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
Toronto, ON (Monday, September 29, 2014) – GameTV will be putting celebrities to the test in Celebrity Name Game, the hilarious new game show that will air nightly at 7:30 p.m. ET beginning tonight. The half-hour series is hosted by Emmy-nominated funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette.
Combining the best of pop culture with the best of comedy, 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-like atmosphere, contestants take part in four rounds of fast-paced gameplay for a chance to win up to $20,000 US.
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 (Saturday Night Live), Tony Hale (Veep), Chris Kattan (Saturday Night Live), Lisa Kudrow (Web Therapy), Jane Leeves (Hot in Cleveland), Kevin McHale (Glee), Joely Fisher (‘Til Death), Jim O’Heir (Parks and Recreation), Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live), 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), Constance Zimmer (House of Cards), Mel B (television personality/musician), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Darren Criss (Glee), Sheryl Crow (nine-time Grammy award winning recording artist), Stacey Dash (Fox News contributor), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Rocco DiSpirito (celebrity chef/author), Kate Flannery (The Office), Dave Foley (The Kids in the Hall), David Alan Grier (In Living Color), Kathryn Hahn (This Is Where I Leave You), Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town), Mario Lopez (Extra), Cameron Mathison (Good Morning America), Katy Mixon (Mike & Molly), Kathy Najimy (King of the Hill), Luke Perry (8 Seconds), Busy Philipps (Cougar Town), Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin’ With Mr Cooper), Sara Rue (Rules of Engagement), Sherri Shepherd (The View), Jamie Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), Jerry Springer (The Jerry Springer Show), Raven-Symoné (Sister Act), Retta (Parks and Recreation), Tiffani Thiessen (White Collar), Sheryl Underwood (The Talk), Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee), Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Steve Wilkos (The Steve Wilkos Show).
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, developed by Coquette Productions, is 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.
Coinciding with this addition to GameTV’s lineup is the broadcaster’s recent brand refresh that introduced a new tagline “Playful When You Are”, along with new animated logos, station IDs and revamped promos that completed the channel’s look both on-air and online.
GameTV is an independent, Canadian-owned network. Originally launched in 2005 GameTV is currently available in 9+ million households across Canada and is provided for free as part of digital basic on cable, satellite and IPTV. For more information please visit www.igametv.com, Facebook.com/GameTV and @GameTVCanada.
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