Craig Ferguson Game Show to launch


Debmar-MercuryFremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury, Lionsgate’s television distribution and syndication company, will offer “Celebrity Name Game,” a fast-paced game show where celebrities team with contestants to identify famous names, including actors, singers, athletes, pop culture figures, politicians and even cartoon characters. It’s scheduled for a fall 2014 nationally syndicated launch with “The Late, Late Show’s” Craig Ferguson hosting.

The half-hour strip was developed by Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s Coquette Productions (“Cougar Town”), based on the board game Identity Crisis with Scott St. John (“Deal or No Deal”), who will also serve as showrunner.

This is the second collaboration between FremantleMedia and Debmar-Mercury.   “Family Feud”, their first venture, has resulted in spectacular ratings success.

“Celebrity Name Game” is co-produced and co-financed by FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury, and is distributed domestically by Debmar-Mercury and internationally by FremantleMedia North America.

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