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Celebrity Name Game Enters November Sweeps With Craig Ferguson


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.

Celebrity Name Game’s airs two shows each day (check local listings or find your local station and air time on

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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

Upcoming episodes will feature the following celebrity guests:

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 syndicationnetwork, 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-hostedFamily 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’sAnger Management (starring Charlie Sheen and now also airing in national off-network syndication); and has U.S. TV distribution rights to South ParkHell’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.






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