Since its unique incarnation that ran from 1961-67, and persevering with by means of a 1971-75 revival and ensuing offshoots (like Password Plus, Tremendous Password and Million Greenback Password) which have aired throughout subsequent many years, Password has been one in every of tv’s most beloved and iconic recreation reveals.
The sport’s easy format — a star participant and a contestant every attempt to convey thriller phrases to one another utilizing solely single-word clues (that aren’t the reply phrase itself) — has been a part of the attraction. Notable hosts and visitor stars through the years have additionally been a part of the enjoyable through the years, significantly unique host Allen Ludden and his spouse, Betty White, who was a frequent face on the present as a star contestant in dozens of episodes between 1961-75.
NBC is bringing Password again in a brand new model hosted by actress Keke Palmer that kicks off with a two-night premiere occasion Aug. 9 at 10pm ET/PT and Aug. 10 at 9pm ET/PT. There will even be new episodes Tuesday and Wednesday Aug. 16-17, earlier than the collection settles into its Tuesday-only slot beginning Aug. 23.
Jimmy Fallon, who launched new generations of followers to the basic recreation on each Late Evening and The Tonight Present, is an government producer and one member of the 2 movie star/contestant duos who will face off in two video games throughout every of the eight hourlong episodes to win money prizes. The premiere options Fallon and Jon Hamm competing; different movie star visitors will embody Yvette Nicole Brown, Tony Hale, Chelsea Handler, Heidi Klum, Joel McHale, Chrissy Metz, Martin Brief, J.B. Smoove and Meghan Trainor. The preliminary season will even characteristic legacy contestants from Eighties variations of the sport present.
Befitting White’s longtime legacy as Password’s best participant, the premiere of this revival might be devoted to the legend, who handed away late final yr. The preliminary season will conclude with a particular episode that includes an all-celebrity lineup taking part in for charity.