Tuesday, July 05, 2022

NBC's Password Revival Celebrities; ABC Announces Pyramid Season 6 Celebrities


Legendary game show Password returns to NBC with a fresh new edition starring Jimmy Fallon and hosted by Keke Palmer along with a stellar lineup of celebrity guests including: Yvette Nicole Brown, Tony Hale, Jon Hamm, Chelsea Handler, Heidi Klum, Joel McHale, Chrissy Metz, Martin Short, J.B. Smoove and Meghan Trainor. The series kicks off with a two-night premiere event on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with episodes available to stream the next day on Peacock. The premiere features Fallon and Hamm competing in an episode dedicated to the late Betty White, a frequent player of the game and wife of the original Password host Allen Ludden. In each of the hour-long episodes, a celebrity and Fallon will pair up with contestants over two games. Players from each team guess a secret password using only one-word clues in an effort to take home up to $25,000. The season also features legacy contestants from 1980's versions of Password as they try their luck once again to see if they still have what it takes to win.

The $100,000 Pyramid

Michael Strahan is back as host of The $100,000 Pyramid, the timeless word-association game in which two celebrities and their partners face off in a race against the clock to make it to the winner's circle and take home $100,000. Season 6 premieres on Sunday (July 10) at 10:00pm ET/PT on ABC. This season, production moved from New York to Los Angeles. Full list of celebrities and match-ups are below for the 18 episodes airing this season (some may be held for later in the year):

#601a Lindsey Vonn vs. Russell Peters (airs July 10)
The Olympic champion and author of Rise: My Story will face off against the comedian and star of Act Your Age World Tour

#601b Jason Alexander vs. Wayne Knight (airs July 10)
Seinfeld reunion! Actor Jason Alexander will face off against Wayne Knight of Hulu's Darby Harper Wants You to Know.

#602a Wiz Khalifa vs. Ty Dolla $ign (airs July 17)
Wiz Khalifa, the multiplatinum-selling, Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated recording artist will face off against Ty Dolla $ign also a multiplatinum, multiple Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer.

#602b Bobby Moynihan vs. Ron Funches (airs July 17)
Comedian Bobby Moynihan of Lightning Wolves will face off against Ron Funches of Loot.

#603a Ken Jennings vs. Ross Mathews (airs July 24)
Ken Jennings host, Jeopardy! vs. Ross Mathews The Drew Barrymore Show, RuPaul's Drag Race

#603b RuPaul vs. Carson Kressley (airs July 24)
RuPaul's Drag Race star RuPaul Charles will face off against Carson Kressley of RuPaul's Drag Race and BBQ Brawl.

#604a Tayshia Adams vs. Matt James (tentatively airs July 31)
It's a Bachelor Nation showdown when Tayshia Adams, TV host and multimedia personality faces off against Matt James, TV personality and author, First Impressions: Off Screen Conversations with a Bachelor on Race, Family, and Forgiveness.

#604b Wendi McLendon-Covey vs. Tom Lennon (tentatively airs July 31)
Wendi McLendon-Covey of ABC's The Goldbergs, Reno 911! will face off against Tom Lennon of Reno 911!: Defunded.

#605a Rob Riggle vs. Joe Tessitore (tentatively airs August 7)
Rob Riggle of ABC's Holey Moley will face off against Joe Tessitore of ABC's The American Rescue Dog Show and Holey Moley.

#605b Mark Duplass vs. Ali Larter (tentatively airs August 7)
Writer, director and star of The Morning Show Mark Duplass will face off against Ali Larter of The Last Victim.

#606a Taran Killam vs. Cedric The Entertainer (tentatively airs August 14)
Taran Killam, Arranged will face off against Cedric The Entertainer, The Neighborhood

#606b Diedrich Bader vs. Pamela Adlon (tentatively airs August 14)
Diedrich Bader, Harley Quinn will face off against Pamela Adlon, Hulu's Better Things.

#607a Yvette Nicole Brown vs. Pete Holmes (tentatively airs August 21)
Yvette Nicole Brown, actress/host of Big Shot season two will face off against Pete Holmes, You Made It Weird podcast.

#607b Jo Koy vs. Wanya Morris (tentatively airs August 21)
Jo Koy, Easter Sunday will face off against Wanya Morris, Boyz II Men.

#608a Mario Cantone vs. Rachel Bloom (tentatively airs August 28)
Mario Cantone, And Just Like That… will face off against Rachel Bloom, Hulu's Reboot.

#608b Lisa Ann Walter vs. Janelle James (tentatively airs August 28)
Lisa Ann Walter, ABC's Abbott Elementary will face off against Janelle James, ABC's Abbott Elementary, host of ABC's The Final Straw.

#609a Nico Santos vs. Lauren Ash (tentatively airs September 11)
Nico Santos, Superstore, Crazy Rich Asians, Happiness for Beginners will face off against Lauren Ash, True Crime and Cocktails.

#609b Nicole Byer vs. Jermaine Fowler (tentatively airs September 11)
Nicole Byer, Grand Crew, Wipeout, Nailed It! will face off against Jermaine Fowler, FX's The Retreat, The Drop, Am I OK.

#610a Joshua Malina vs. Erika Christensen (tentatively airs September 18)
Joshua Malina, Inventing Anna, Shameless will face off against Erika Christensen, Cheaper By the Dozen.

#610b Michael Ealy vs. Iliza Shlesinger (tentatively airs September 18)
Michael Ealy, Hulu's Reasonable Doubt will face off against Iliza Shlesinger, comedian/author, All Things Aside.

#611a RuPaul vs. Lauren Lapkus (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
RuPaul RuPaul's Drag Race will face off against Lauren Lapkus, The Wrong Missy.

#611b Steve Schirripa vs. Loni Love (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Steve Schirripa, Blue Bloods will face off against Loni Love, E!'s Daily Pop guest host, co-host of Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul Drag Race podcast.

#612a Will Sasso vs. Amanda Seales (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Will Sasso, The Throwback, Acapulco will face off against Amanda Seales, Sirius XM's Smart Funny & Black Radio.

#612b Dulé Hill vs. Francia Raisa (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Dulé Hill, ABC's The Wonder Years will face off against Francia Raisa, Hulu's How I Met Your Father.

#613a Jeff Ross vs. Robert Herjavec (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Jeff Ross, comedian, The Roast Master General will face off against Robert Herjavec, ABC's Shark Tank, CEO of Cyderes.

#613b Cedric The Entertainer vs. Jo Koy (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Cedric The Entertainer, The Neighborhood will face off against Jo Koy, Easter Sunday.

#614a Mark Duplass vs. Yvette Nicole Brown (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Mark Duplass, writer, director and star of The Morning Show will face off against Yvette Nicole Brown, actress/host of Big Shot season two.

#614b Larry Wilmore vs. Tisha Campbell (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Larry Wilmore, comedian, actor and host, Jerry & Marge Go Large and Black on Air will face off against Tisha Campbell, actress/comedian.

#615a Brie Bella vs. Ross Mathews (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Brie Bella, The Bella's Podcast will face off against Ross Mathews, The Drew Barrymore Show, RuPaul's Drag Race.

#615b Troy Gentile vs. Sean Giambrone (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Troy Gentile, ABC's The Goldbergs will face off against Sean Giambrone, Hulu's Solar Opposites, ABC's The Goldbergs

#616a Wendi McLendon-Covey vs. Matt Walsh (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Wendi McLendon-Covey, ABC's The Goldbergs, Reno 911! will face off against Matt Walsh, Unplugging Veep, Manhunt.

#616b Amanda Kloots vs. Marcus Lemonis (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Amanda Kloots, host of The Talk will face off against Marcus Lemonis, HGTV's The Renovator.

#617a Deon Cole vs. D'Arcy Carden (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Deon Cole, ABC's black-ish and Netflix's The Harder They Fall will face off against D'Arcy Carden, A League of Their Own.

#617b Ken Jennings vs. Mario Cantone (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Ken Jennings, host, Jeopardy! will face off against Mario Cantone, And Just Like That…

#618a Jason Alexander vs. Bobby Moynihan (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Jason Alexander (actor) will face off against Bobby Moynihan, Lightning Wolves.

#618b Rosie O'Donnell vs. Pete Holmes (tentatively airs in Winter 2023)
Rosie O'Donnell, Emmy-Award Winning comedian and actress will face off against Pete Holmes, You Made It Weird podcast.

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, June 2

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 29)

Friday, June 2

  • Will Ferrell (The Office/The Oblongs) - Watch Will on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Francia Raisa (How I Met Your Father/grown-ish) - Francia appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rose Byrne (Platonic/Physical) - Rose is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Star Raving Mad/Doogie Howser, M.D.) - Neil and David Burtka chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alex Borstein (Family Guy/Bordertown/Getting On and Tony Shalhoub (We Are Men/Stark Raving Mad/Wings) - Alex and Tony are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi opens up about her recent engagement, her bestie Ilana Glazer, what it was like co-creating, writing, producing and starring in A League of Their Own and more on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Do Not Disturb/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn talk all about their show The Real Love Boat on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Hollywood Darlings/Full House) - NBC's Today catches up with Jodie in the 9am hour. She talks about Hallmark Channel's The Jane Mysteries: Lost Inheritance on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Dulé Hill (The Wonder Years) and Jazmyn Simon (Ballers) - Dulé and Jazmyn discuss their children's book Repeat After Me: Big Things to Say Every Day on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Urie (Shrinking/Younger/Partners) - Michael sits down to talk about his new projects, including Apple TV+’s comedy series, Shrinking, on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Bareilles (Girls5eva) - NBC's Today catches up with Sara in the 9am hour.

New on DVD/Blu-ray (January-June)

Growing Pains - The Complete Series Cheers - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Twelve Gimme a Break! - The Complete Series (VEI) Kate & Allie - The Complete Series (VEI)

01/03 - Andy Richter Controls the Universe - The Complete Series (2023 Release)
01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
02/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Nine / The Complete Season Ten
02/28 - Growing Pains - The Complete Series
03/28 - Rick and Morty - Season 8 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/04 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/18 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series (Blu-ray)
04/25 - Cheers - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
05/23 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Eleven / The Complete Season Twelve
05/23 - Go On - The Complete Series
05/23 - Kate & Allie - The Complete Series (Universal)
05/29 - Gimme a Break! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/29 - Kate & Allie - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/30 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 1 (Blu-ray)
06/13 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete Series
06/13 - Night Court (1984-1992) - The Complete Series
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