Craig Ferguson to Host Game Show from Courteney Cox, David Arquette

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FremantleMedia/Debmar-Mercury production eyed as companion for 'Family Fued'

FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury have tapped Craig Ferguson to host the syndie gameshow strip “Celebrity Name Game.”

Skein was developed by Coquette Prods., the banner run by Courteney Cox and David Arquette. The series is eyed as a companion to the Fremantle-Debmar’s “Family Feud.”

“Name Game” revolves around a competition to celebs and other notable figures. Scott St. John is on board to serve as showrunner. Series is targeted to bow in fall 2014, though no station affiliation pacts have been announced.

FremantleMedia CEO Thom Beers called “Name Game” a “hilarious and innovative rapid-fire game show that combines the best of pop culture with the best of comedy. We are delighted to add the ultra-talented and witty Craig Ferguson to our family as he drives the competition and brings nonstop laughter to viewers at home.”

Debmar-Mercury toppers Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein declared the project to have “every element needed for success: a great concept; a hugely popular and very funny host in Craig who, like (‘Feud’ host) Steve Harvey, is very natural and comfortable in the role.”

“Name Game” will have Ferguson moonlighting from his day job as host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show.”

“I have to do a show which is of interest to me and ‘Celebrity Name Game’ is certainly that. What a wonderful concept with such great potential, from two of my favorite people, Courteney and David,” Ferguson enthused.

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  1. kenni Truitt says:

    Looking forward to watching FEARLESS Ferguson at his best. His quick wit steady banter and endless ability to sense what will be a crowd pleasurable show.Constraints if US media can be bent nicely by Ferguson.

  2. NANCY HAKES says:

    I love Craig. I would watch him all day and night if I could. Please keep us informed when and where the show is going to be on.

  3. I adore Craig. He is the best of the late night talk show hosts and does not get near the credit he deserves for it.

  4. Jodi says:

    Sounds great. Luv Craig’s humor.

  5. Jason White says:

    Ditto what Dina said!

  6. Dina Pitenis says:

    Fabulous. I will watch Craig Ferguson in anything. He is such a talent!

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