via press release:
CELEBRITY NAME GAME ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET
MORE CELEBRITY GUESTS, MORE COMEDY, MORE FUN THAN EVER!
SYNDICATED SERIES HOSTED BY DAYTIME EMMY®-WINNING CRAIG FERGUSON
PREMIERES ITS SECOND SEASON ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
Celebrity Guest Stars Include:
Lisa Kudrow, Candace Cameron Bure, Billy Bush, Courteney Cox, Cat Deeley, Shannen Doherty,
Randy Jackson, Mario Lopez, David Arquette, Matt McGorry, Terrell Owens, Dascha Polanco,
Guillermo Rodriguez, Kate Walsh, Weird Al Yankovic and more!
Los Angeles (August 27, 2015) – This fall, the who’s who of the celebrity world will converge on Celebrity Name Game, when the hilarious game show returns for its second season. Hosted by funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, the syndicated, half-hour weekday strip premieres Monday, September 21.
Fast-paced and funny, Celebrity Name Game is back for a second season, where anything can (and will) happen! The series pairs celebrities with contestants as they improvise clues to identify as many correct answers as possible in a given time period – and this season new rules apply. The answers aren’t just celebrity names, but range from actors, singers, athletes, pop culture figures, places, brands, books, TV shows, movies, foods and even cartoon characters. Consisting of two competitive speed rounds followed by a third round where Craig Ferguson provides the clues, teams then must face a broad mix of clues and categories ranging from a single letter to a real life tweet from a celebrity as they enter into the final $20,000 round.
“I love hosting Celebrity Name Game, I get a big thrill out of giving away other people’s money so I’m delighted to be back for a second season,” said Craig Ferguson. “And we’ve managed to talk even more gullible celebrities into making fools of themselves.”
Celebrity Name Game debuted as the #1 new show in syndication (tied with Hot Bench) in the key demo of W25-54, and grew more than any other game show from the November sweep through May, rising 21% in W25-54 and 16% in A25-54. Celebrity Name Game’s success continued with awards accolades when host Craig Ferguson was honored with a Daytime Emmy® win for Outstanding Game Show Host.
Guest stars for the 2015/16 season include executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette, along with Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House), Billy Bush (Access Hollywood), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Shannen Doherty (MallBrats), Randy Jackson (music producer and television personality), Mario Lopez (Extra), Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback), Matt McGorry (How to Get Away with Murder), Terrell Owens (former professional football player), Dascha Polanco (Orange Is The New Black), Guillermo Rodriguez (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Kate Walsh (Private Practice), Weird Al Yankovic (Comedy Recording Artist), and many more!