Everyday people battle a variety of trivia questions and a 40-foot wall for a chance to win up to 12 million dollars. Each pair of deserving contestants, from siblings to spouses to best friends, has a plan to use the life-changing winnings for good. But defeating the Wall is no easy feat. Part smarts, part luck and part guts, this game from executive producer LeBron James is a true test of both knowledge and poise. With momentary changes between fortune and failure, the outcome is as unpredictable as the bounce of the ball.
Each week two people leave their ordinary lives behind as they and a group of popular celebrities gather together to play a series of outrageous and hilarious party games that include quizzes featuring celebrity and popular culture. The civilians compete with each other, but each person has a team of celebrities for assistance, vying for the opportunity to take home a $25,000 cash prize. Adding to the party atmosphere is the host -- award-winning actress, comic and singer Jane Lynch -- and an energetic house band.
Offbeat games and bizarre challenges are the foundation for the on-the-spot comedy created in this new breed of game show. The contestants, a roster of comedians that includes Alex Borstein, Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Bobby Moynihan, Kumail Nanjiani and Nicole Parker, play games such as "Top This Lie," where they must out-fib host Kurt Braunohler in a rapid-fire succession of untruths, and "Wordy and the Tramp," where they provide answers to a series of disconnected questions while they and the host bounce on trampolines. The players are also challenged to -- among many other wacky tasks -- invent new sins, break harsh news to children, compose and sing original songs about grandmothers, and decide what mankind will evolve into next.
Early on in game shows, when stars took part, they aided players -- to guess secret words on "Password," for instance. Now they're helping them guess names of VIPs in host Craig Ferguson's four-round competition set in a party atmosphere. The celebrity/contestant pairs must identify the famous -- actors, athletes, politicians, cartoon characters, etc. -- based on improvised clues for a chance to win $20,000. The celebrity connection extends behind the cameras; actors Courteney Cox and David Arquette are among executive producers of a show based on board game "Identity Crisis."
This extreme, half-hour game show, hosted by actor Jaleel White, features contestants battling each other and their fears in a series of challenges. But there's a twist to the game. All the challenges are played in complete darkness -- no lights, no blindfolds. While participating in a series of nerve-racking games, the contestants face their fears and unexpected surprises. All of the contestants' senses are put to the test, including smell, touch, taste and even the control of their own motor movements.
Comic, actor, author and Emmy Award-winning talk-show host Steve Harvey pits celebrities against each other in a prime-time version of one of TV's most popular and enduring game shows, "Family Feud." Fan-favorite celebrities and members of their families compete against other stars and their relatives to win money for charity as they try to come up with the most popular responses to survey-style questions that were posed to 100 people. The lively competition is filmed in front of an audience in Los Angeles, Calif.
CBS adds to its daytime game-show lineup with an updated version of the classic TV show of the 1960s, filmed in Los Angeles. Hosted by comic/singer/actor Wayne Brady, contestants -- often dressed in a wide variety of original costumes -- will still compete for money and prizes by striking wacky deals. Jonathan Mangum is the show's announcer, and Monty Hall, arguably the best-known host of the earlier version of the show, is listed among the new show's creative consultants. The program won a Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song in 2014 for "30,000 Reasons to Love Me," composed by Cat Gray and performed by Wayne Brady.
Two teams of two compete in a word-association game. Each contestant gets a celebrity partner, and one partner provides clues to the other about six mystery words, leaving the other to guess those words before the time runs out. The team with the most points gets to play in the winners circle, where the top prize is $100,000. Michael Strahan hosts.
Actor Alec Baldwin hosts -- and executive produces -- the newest iteration of the iconic panel game show in which four contestants try to match answers given by six celebrities to humorous, and often risque, fill-in-the-blank questions. The famous panelists range from quick-witted comics to stars of the stage and screen.