E! Africa commissions Celebrity Game Night to air late 2019


E! will be producing a local version of “Celebrity Game Night”

E! Entertainment Television – NBCUniversal International Networks’ global, multi-platform brand dedicated to all things pop culture –announced that they are commissioning a local production of Celebrity Game Night.  The series, comprised of ten one-hour episodes, will premiere late 2019 on E! (DStv channel 124).

Celebrity Game Night is based on the Primetime Emmy Award winning series Hollywood Game Night, hosted, in America, by Jane Lynch. In each episode, two teams of celebrity guests will face-off as they play hilarious and outrageous party games that test pop culture knowledge, acting skills and nerves of steel. The local commission will feature a local host who will guide African celebrities through their evening and ensure the game night is filled with outrageous fun!

“With outstanding success as an international format, Celebrity Game Night is perfectly placed as the latest local production for E! Africa. I’m excited to bring local nuances to this fun, high-energy series, which will feature the best of African pop culture and celebrity,” commented Lee Raftery, Managing Director, UK Emerging Markets and Chief Marketing & Content Officer, NBCUniversal International. “As we celebrate 15 years of E! in Africa, in partnership with DStv, and follow on from recent success with How Do I Look? South Africa, this commission demonstrates our continued commitment to creating impactful local content which reflects the market.”

Executive produced for NBCUniversal International Networks, Celebrity Game Night is produced by Rapid Blue in Johannesburg. Celebrity Game Night will go into production in July 2019 and the series is set to premiere late 2019 on E! (DStv channel 124).  Check back often for more news around this exciting show – including the announcement of the host and full line-up.