Syndicated Pop Culture Game Show With Craig Ferguson Set For Fall 2014 Launch Via FremantleMedia, Debmar-Mercury & Coquette

Nellie Andreeva

FremantleMedia North America has teamed with Debmar-Mercury for Celebrity Name Game, a fast-paced game show slated for a fall 2014 nationally syndicated launch with The Late Late Show’s Craig Ferguson hosting. The half-hour strip, based on the board game Identity Crisis, was developed by Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s Coquette Prods with Scott St. John (Deal Or No Deal), who will serve as showrunner. Ferguson’s involvement stems from the project’s first incarnation at CBS where Coquette sold it as a pilot two years ago under the title Identity Crisis with Ferguson hosting. In Celebrity Name Game, celebrities team with contestants to identify famous names including actors, singers, athletes, pop culture figures, politicians and even cartoon characters. “Celebrity Name Game is a hilarious and innovative rapid-fire game show that combines the best of pop culture with the best of comedy,” said FMNA CEO Thom Beers, noting the company’s success with game shows hosted by comedians like Drew Carey (The Price Is Right), Steve Harvey (Family Feud) and Wayne Brady (Let’s Make A Deal). This marks the second syndicated collaboration between FMNA and Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury, along with Family Feud, which is produced by FMNA and distributed by Deb-Mer. Read More »

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Fox Nabs Family Comedy From Vijal Patel, Courteney Cox, David Arquette With Penalty

By | Friday September 6, 2013 @ 5:12pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In yet another example of cross-pollination between vertically integrated companies this buying season, Fox has taken in an ABC Studios-produced comedy in a script deal with penalty. It hails from Courteney Cox and David Arquette‘s … Read More »

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Courteney Cox Sets Feature Directorial Debut; Seann William Scott & Kate Walsh To Star

By | Wednesday June 12, 2013 @ 12:22pm PDT

Courteney CoxEXCLUSIVE: The former Friends star is getting behind the camera for her feature directorial debut with Hello I Must Be Going. Written by David Flebotte, the Courteney Cox helmed pic has Seann William Scott in the lead role as Ted Morgan, a depressed man who heads back to his hometown to right some wrongs before committing suicide. Former Private Practice actress Kate Walsh co-stars as his sister-in-law Kathleen Morgan in the movie. Scott was last seen in 2011’s hockey enforcer comedy Goon and in 2012’s American Reunion. Walsh will be seen in the upcoming 10-episode DirecTV drama Full Circle. A co-EP on Desperate Housewives, Flebotte has written for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and served as a consulting producer on Raising Hope. Read More »

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‘Friends’ Co-Star Courteney Cox Back At NBC As Producer Of ‘Friends’-Like Comedy

By | Tuesday October 11, 2011 @ 1:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Courteney Cox’s hit series Friends ran on NBC for 10 years, chronicling the lives of 6 friends over a decade. Now Cox and her ex/producing partner, David Arquette, are developing Ten Years, an ensemble comedy that explores … Read More »

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Courteney Cox & David Arquette Developing Ensemble Comedy About Friends

By | Saturday September 17, 2011 @ 10:09am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Courteney Cox’s hit series Friends ran on NBC for 10 years, chronicling the lives of 6 friends over a decade. Now Cox and her ex/producing partner, David Arquette, are developing Ten Years, an ensemble comedy that explores the ups and … Read More »

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