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Channel 10 confirms airdate for Celebrity Name Game

Channel 10 has hammered the final nail in the coffin for Pointless by announcing the airdate for its replacement show, Celebrity Name Game, this week.

Celebrity Name Game, which is hosted by Grant Denyer, will debut on Monday, May 13 at 6pm, the time slot formerly occupied by Pointless.

The decision will no doubt please Grant, 41, whose long-running quiz show Family Feud was axed last year due to low ratings.

He's back! Grant Denyer's new offering Celebrity Name Game will make its debut on Australian screens on May 13, the network has announced

He’s back! Grant Denyer’s new offering Celebrity Name Game will make its debut on Australian screens on May 13, the network has announced

Celebrity Name Game is based on a U.S. format created by former Friends actress Courtney Cox and her ex-husband David Arquette.

The game show involves two teams of pairs who must guess the names of movies, singers and other characters with the help of a celebrity guest.

With less than a week to go until Celebrity Name Game airs, Grant took to Instagram on Tuesday to give the show one final promotional push.

Happy returns: Appearing again on Channel Ten's 6pm Monday time-slot will mark a vindication of sorts for Grant, 41, whose long-running show Family Feud was ditched last year to make way for Pointless - which itself

Happy returns: Appearing again on Channel Ten’s 6pm Monday time-slot will mark a vindication of sorts for Grant, 41, whose long-running show Family Feud was ditched last year to make way for Pointless – which itself 

‘Celebrity Name Game is a hectic fast-paced, name-dropping, celebrity-filled spectacular,’ he wrote.

‘It’s a flat out giggle fest at 6pm to watch and play along. Grab the family, crank it up & crack a rib laughing.’

The first season will feature celebrity cameos by Beau Ryan and Courtney Act. 

Star guests: Dancing With The Stars' Courtney Act (right) and ex-footy star Beau Ryan (left) feature in one of the episodes

Star guests: Dancing With The Stars’ Courtney Act (right) and ex-footy star Beau Ryan (left) feature in one of the episodes 

Family-friendly fun: 'Celebrity Name Game is a hectic fast-paced, name-dropping, celebrity-filled spectacular,' Grant wrote on Instagram

Family-friendly fun: ‘Celebrity Name Game is a hectic fast-paced, name-dropping, celebrity-filled spectacular,’ Grant wrote on Instagram

Despite the UK version being a ratings hit, Pointless failed to connect with Australian audiences on Channel 10. 

It debuted to disappointing ratings in July 2018, with the audience steadily dropping.

Celebrity Name Game premieres on Monday, May 13 at 6pm on Channel 10

New gig: Grant will front the local version of the US show created by former Friends actress Courtney Cox, 54, and her then-husband David Arquette, 47

New gig: Grant will front the local version of the US show created by former Friends actress Courtney Cox, 54, and her then-husband David Arquette, 47

 

 

Via CelebStarZone

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