Day: October 29, 2013

Craig Ferguson to host syndicated game show “Celebrity Name Game” based on Identity Crisis board game

FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury are selling TV stations and networks on a new syndicated game show, hosted by Craig Ferguson and based on the board game Identity Crisis. They’re looking to launch Celebrity Name Game nationwide in fall 2014. As the description for the pilot, filmed back in 2011, said: “Produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, the game show centers on celebrities and everyday people teaming up to identify the names of famous people, ranging from actors and athletes to fictional characters. The game is based on the popular board game ‘Identity Crisis’.” Scott St. John (“Deal or...

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ABC apologizes for Jimmy Kimmel Live “joke” about killing all Chinese people to erase U.S. debt

ABC has apologized for a taped bit that aired earlier this month on Jimmy Kimmel Live and had children suggesting and then debating whether to kill everyone in China to erase the U.S. debt. The bit in question aired on Oct. 16 as a sketch called “Kids Table” with Kimmel acting as moderator, asking four children in suits how they’d solve the U.S. debt. After they brought up the idea of mass genocide as an option, Kimmel said: “This has been an interesting edition of Kids Table: The Lord of the Flies edition.” “We offer our sincere apology,” read...

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