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Game On!: All The Details You Need to Know

May 25, 2020
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Sports addicts, here is some good news! You must have heard of ‘A League Of Their Own’, the British game show that aired for 14 seasons in the UK. It was so popular that in won two BAFTAs and even spawned a spin-off called ‘A League Of Their Own US Road Trip’. Well, based on this very title is its American remake, ‘Game On!’, a sports comedy show that airs on CBS. Read on for more on its release, cast, and format details.

Game On! Season 1 Release Date

‘Game On!’ season 1 premieres on May 27, 2020, on CBS at 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT. You can catch the episodes on CBS All Access as well.

Game On! Cast: Host, Judges & Captains

‘Game On!’ is hosted by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning actor, writer, and producer Keegan-Michael Key. Joining him as captains are tennis superstar Venus Williams and Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski. Seated on the judging panel are comedian and actor Bobby Lee and Emmy-winning writer Ian Karmel. Speaking about the star-studded cast, EP Ben Winston said to Deadline: “We couldn’t have found a better host and partner in Keegan, and I can’t wait to see Gronk and Venus as we’ve never seen them before, going head to head in some epic yet ridiculous battles.”

Each episode features two teams, consisting of three members each, captained by Williams and Gronkowski. The teams comprise a rotating mix of sports stars, comedians, and celebrities.

What is Game On! About?

‘Game On!’ follows two teams of three, captained by Venus Williams and Bob Gronkowski, as they are pitted against one another. The teams participate in multiple physical challenges, which include dunking the maximum number of basketballs into a tank of water while being harnessed on a bungee cord. We also see them taking on a sumo wrestler in the ring. The episodes additionally show the teams answering sports trivia and participating in epic field competitions. Each week, one team is crowned as the winner while the losing team must “take the L” in an embarrassing punishment.

Produced by Eye Productions and Fulwell 73 alongside CPL Productions, ‘Game On!’ joins CBS’s slate of sports-centric programming, which also includes ‘Tough As Nails’. Noriko Kelley, Executive Vice President, Program Planning and Scheduling, CBS Entertainment, expressed her enthusiasm about the titles, saying:  “These are two timely and entertaining series for summer. Game On! is funny, unpredictable and feel-good television, and Tough As Nails celebrates the hard-working heroes of America in a uniquely emotional and gritty real-world competition.”

Game On! Trailer:

You can check out the first-look trailer for season 1 of the show right here.

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