Ever since he vacated his post at the Late Late Show in 2014 after nine seasons, Craig Ferguson has been honing is stand-up act and employing his already-deft hosting skills to head up Celebrity Name Game, the syndicated gameshow created by Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s production company. If you’re somehow unfamiliar with Celebrity Name Game, here’s the deal: Celebrities — think Lisa Kudrow, Debbie Gibson, Rachel Bloom, Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler — are paired with contestants as they’re tasked with improvising clues in order to identify as many correct answers as possible during a given time period. In addition to celeb names, answers could also be actors, singers, athletes and pop culture figures to places, brands, books, TV shows, movies, foods and even cartoon characters. Consisting of two competitive speed rounds followed by a third round where Ferguson provides the clues, teams must then 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.
Check out this exclusive preview of this Wednesday’s episode of Celebrity Name Game, featuring comedian Kevin Nealon. And be sure to head to CelebrityNameGame.com to check your local listings airing times!
Celebrity Name Game is co-produced by FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury and is distributed domestically by Debmar-Mercury and internationally by FremantleMedia. 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 FMNA’s Jennifer Mullin, and veteran show runner Scott St. John. The syndicated, half-hour weekday strip airs in more than 93% of the country, including the top-50 U.S. markets.