20 April 2020

Expect the Unexpected As the Cheeky Trio Return With New and Returning Celebrity Guests


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Johannesburg – E! Entertainment Television – NBCUniversal International Networks’ global, multi-platform brand dedicated to all things pop culture – today announced that brand new episodes of the SAFTA-nominated Celebrity Game Night will air from 19 April at 9pm CAT, exclusively on E! (DStv Channel 124).

Back with a bang and ready to get the party started again, host Anele Mdoda is joined by team captains, Jason Goliath and Ayanda Thabethe, for round two of the high-octane game show that brings you bucket loads of laughs.

A fun-filled fest, with a fresh new line-up of celebrities – including Lerato Kganyago and J ’Something and returning guests Ice Prince and Minnie Dlamini Jones – Celebrity Game Night promises non-stop giggles as your favourite local stars do anything they can to win. Each episode finds the celebrities facing off in side-splitting and outrageous party games – including Hold My Balls, Where are you Going?, Get with the Programme, Four Letter Words and Clue Boom – all of which test their pop culture knowledge and acting skills, and require nerves of steel!

Based on the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series Hollywood Game Night, Anele Mdoda recently received a SAFTA nomination as Best TV Presenter for hosting the homegrown show, while the production for Celebrity Game Night is also up for an award in the category Best International Format Show.

“I’m so excited that Celebrity Game Night is back on E! in Africa and can’t wait to take the games to the next level,” says Anele, “With more celebrities and even more laughs, you’re guaranteed to be left in stitches!”

Celebrity Game Night returns on E! (DStv Channel 124) on Sunday, 19 April at 9pm CAT and runs for five weeks. The first episode features TV personality Minnie Dlamini Jones with other A-list guests including Lerato Kganyago (April 26); actress Dineo Langa (May 3) and rappers Nadia Nakai (May 10) and Ice Prince (May 17). Other famous faces appearing in these new episodes are comedian Marc Lottering; musicians J ’Something and Danny K and celebrity fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee.

Executive produced for NBCUniversal International Networks, Celebrity Game Night is produced by Rapid Blue in Johannesburg.


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About NBCUniversal International Networks

NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 160 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The channel brands in the portfolio include UNIVERSAL TV, SYFY, E! Entertainment Television, 13TH STREET, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, Bravo, DreamWorks and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe. Further, NBCUniversal News Group, one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, operates CNBC and NBC News internationally.

NBCUniversal International Networks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About NBCUniversal International Formats

NBCUniversal International Formats, part of NBCUniversal International Studios, is the International Sales division for all formats created within the production and broadcast divisions of NBCUniversal. The slate encompasses Reality, Lifestyle, Entertainment and Scripted formats from NBC, CNBC, USA, Bravo!, Oxygen, Syfy, E!, Monkey, Carnival, Working Title Television, Matchbox Pictures and Lark Productions.

NBCUniversal International Formats’ leading brands include: NBC competition reality success, World of Dance, 21 territory smash Top Chef, hit game show Hollywood Game Night and scripted formats Law and Order and Parenthood.


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