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Channel 5 orders “Celebrity Game Night” from Monkey

British commercial television network Channel 5 has commissioned NBCUniversal International Studios-owned prodco Monkey to produce the game show format Celebrity Game Night for the UK. The 6 x 60-minute localized adaptation ...
October 22, 2018

British commercial television network Channel 5 has commissioned NBCUniversal International Studios-owned prodco Monkey to produce the game show format Celebrity Game Night for the UK.

The 6 x 60-minute localized adaptation will see six different celebrities join presenter Liza Tarbuck (Upstart Crow) and team captains Danny Baker (BBC Radio 5 Live) and Susan Calman (Strictly Come Dancing, The Boss) to battle in head-to-head party games with the help of a live band.

Monkey’s William Macdonald will executive produce the series, which was commissioned by Channel 5′s Sebastian Cardwell.

Celebrity Game Night is based on the Primetime Emmy-winning Hollywood Game Night (pictured) format from NBCUniversal International Formats, which distributes the series internationally.

The original Hollywood Game Night format was created by actor/producer Sean Hayes and producer Todd Milliner for NBC in 2013. Hosted by Glee actor Jane Lynch, the series is now in its sixth season and has since been remade across 19 territories, with the UK marking its 20th.

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