Craig Ferguson to host syndicated ‘Celebrity Name Game’

Craig Ferguson, Jack Black
Craig Ferguson, right, and Jack Black on “The Late Late Show.”
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Craig Ferguson, the host of the “The Late Late Show” on CBS, is getting another TV gig.

Ferguson will host a game show called “Celebrity Name Game,” in which celebrities team with contestants to identify famous figures. 

The show will be launched for national syndication next fall; it was developed by Courteney Cox’s and David Arquette’s company, Coquette Productions. “Deal or No Deal’s” Scott St. John will serve as its showrunner. 

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The series, based on the board game “Identity Crisis,” is being produced by FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury (Lionsgate’s television distribution and syndication company), which previously worked together on “Family Feud” with Steve Harvey. 

“‘Celebrity Name Game’ will make the perfect companion to ‘Family Feud’ in early fringe and access time slots next fall,” Debmar-Mercury’s co-presidents, Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, said in a joint statement. "It has every element needed for success: a great concept; a hugely popular and very funny host in Craig.”

The Scottish-born Ferguson will remain the host of “The Late Late Show,” which he has fronted since 2005. 



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