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MTV Lines Up A-List Talent for New Series

Jun 26, 2017  •  Post A Comment

MTV rounded up a roster of high-octane talent including Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans, Amber Rose and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges for its new comedy game show “SafeWord,” from the producers of “Lip Sync Battle.”

“SafeWord” will premiere Thursday, July 13, at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, immediately following a new episode of “Wild ‘N Out” and as part of MTV’s “Throwdown Thursdays” comedy block.

The celebrity hangout program is hosted by Terrence J. Other guests on tap for the season include Damien Dante Wayans, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, LaLa Anthony, “13 Reasons Why” castmates Ross Butler and Justin Prentice, Charlamagne Tha God, Drake Bell, Lil Rel Howery and Jermaine Fowler.

“‘SafeWord’ is based off the U.K. format that aired on itv2 and was originally developed and produced by STV Productions and Motion Content Group,” MTV said in today’s announcement. “In each episode, the celebrity guests will partner with superstar comedians, including Carly Aquilino, Sam Jay, Ricky Velez, Leonard Ouzts, Taylor Tomlinson, Akaash Singh, Matt Pavich [and] Sherry Cola, to help them play a series of games in front a live audience. Throughout multiple rounds, the teams go head-to-head daring each other in a variety of challenges including social media games that have already stirred up quite a bit of controversy. In the spirit of a friendly comedy roast, the celebs are tasked with taking the heat, but can always stop the pain by using their ‘safeword.'”

The show is executive produced Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin and Jerry Carita for Matador. James Sunderland serves as showrunner. Terrence Jenkins serves as host and executive producer. Candida Boyette-Clemons and Paul Ricci are executive producers for MTV. The series is directed by Michael Simon.

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