Craig Ferguson's 'Celebrity Name Game' Renewed for Season 3
The late-night vet scored an Emmy for his hosting work in 2015.
Celebrity Name Game has been renewed for a third season. The Craig Ferguson-hosted series, from FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury, had already been cleared for syndication by Tribune Broadcasting and the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
“Celebrity Name Game has been a fantastic addition to our game show programming at FremantleMedia," said FMNA co-CEO Jennifer Mullin. "We knew from the outset that this format had something special and seeing Craig win the Emmy for season one only reaffirmed our beliefs. Now halfway through season two, CNG has hit its stride, showing continuous growth, an engaged fan base and clearly has the potential to entertain audiences for quite some time.”
Year over year, Celebrity Name Game saw its showing among adults 25-54 grow 40 percent this past November sweep in the 88 markets where it didn't shift time slots.
“Celebrity Name Game works so well because it is funny, serving as a viable alternative and companion to sitcoms on stations’ schedules,” added Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein. “This is due in large part to its incredibly talented host, an opinion shared by Daytime Emmy voters who awarded Craig the trophy for best game show host this past season.”
From executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette, who developed the project under their Coquette Productions shingle, Celebrity Name Game pairs familiar faces with everyday contestants.