‘Celebrity Name Game’ to Return for a Third Season


The show that landed Craig Ferguson a Daytime Emmy for outstanding game show host will return for another season.

The syndicated Celebrity Name Game, which comes from executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette and host Ferguson, has been given the greenlight for a third season this fall.

“We knew from the outset that this format had something special and seeing Craig win the Emmy for season one only reaffirmed our beliefs,” says  Jennifer Mullin, Co-CEO, FremantleMedia North America. “Now halfway through season two, CNG has hit its stride, showing continuous growth, an engaged fan base and clearly has the potential to entertain audiences for quite some time.”

Celebrity Name Game pairs celebrities with contestants as they improvise clues to identify as many correct answers as possible in a given time period. Teams enter into a final round to win $20,000.

Guest stars this season have included Cox and Arquette, along with Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House), Billy Bush (Access Hollywood), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Mario Lopez (Extra), Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback), Matt McGorry (How to Get Away with Murder), Terrell Owens, Kate Walsh (Private Practice) and Weird Al Yankovic.

Celebrity Name Game comes  FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury. Cox’s and Arquette’s Coquette Prods. developed the show based on the board game “Identity Crisis.”