New Craig Ferguson Show Cleared in 80% of the Country Deadline
A new show hosted by late-night veteran Craig Ferguson has been cleared in 80% of the country, up from 40% just a month ago, reports Deadline.com. The show is “Celebrity Name Game,” a collaboration of Debmar-Mercury and FremantleMedia North America.
The half-hour game show strip, which will debut in fall 2014, had previously signed Tribune Broadcasting's 25 stations. It is now set to launch on 58 Sinclair stations and four CBS owned-and-operated stations, among others.
The pop culture game is based on the board game “Identity Crisis,” the story notes. The game pairs celebrities and contestants as they try to guess famous figures, such as actors and cartoon characters.
The show was developed by Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s Coquette Productions and Scott St. John of “Deal or No Deal,” who will work as showrunner. Debmar-Mercury handles domestic distribution, with FremantleMedia overseeing the international marketplace.