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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Writer/comedian Guy Branum ("The Mindy Project," "Chelsea Lately") brings his popular live comic show to TV in a mashup of two of the medium's best-known formats. Branum serves as host and master of ceremonies on the half-hour series, an uproarious combination of a game show sprinkled with talk-show elements. In each episode, celebrity guests come to play, not plug, in various challenges on the only talk show that literally counts. Emmy Award-winning writer Karen Kilgariff and author and journalist Casey Schreiner serve as judges, who roast the contestants and award or deduct points from them based on criteria such as telling an anecdote, flirting with the host, name dropping, being underdressed, excessive agreement, and making the audience go "awwww."
Three contestants compete to prove who is the ultimate super fan of one iconic celebrity in each episode of the comedic game show "Big Fan." Based on a celebrity vs. super-fan game segment that originally aired on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," contestants go head-to-head to find out who knows more about each episode's featured star. The winner moves on to the final round in an ultimate celebrity vs. super fan showdown, where the stakes are a once-in-a-lifetime experience with their celebrity. Andy Richter hosts.
Improv veterans Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie return for a new take on the comedy series with host, Aisha Tyler. Each episode, a special guest star joins the comics as they tackle a series of spontaneous improvised sketches, with only a few random ideas from the studio audience and their host. With little information and a lot of imagination, the comics depict a variety of characters and scenes, and even perform songs. At the end of each round, Aisha awards points to each of the four performers and announces a winner at the end of every episode.