‘Nashville Squares’ Game Show Coming to CMT
The classic tic-tac-toe-style game show Hollywood Squares is getting a(nother) 21st century facelift. A Music City-centered version of the program, Nashville Squares, will debut on CMT this fall.
The Hollywood Squares format features two contestants playing tic-tac-toe on a giant game board featuring celebrity guests, who ask the contestants questions, in each square. Comedian Bob Saget will host Nashville Squares, a press release reports, while celebrities from the worlds of music, television, film and sports will act as both contestants and square-fillers.
Per a press release, Nashville Squares' first season will feature comedian Bill Engvall, actor Caroline Rhea, original Queer Eye cast member Carson Kressley, Jana Kramer and her husband Mike Caussin, actress Melissa Peterman, Extreme Makeover host Ty Pennington, Deana Carter, Devin Dawson, actor Gary Busey, Jimmie Allen, NASCAR racer Kyle Busch, Marie Osmond, Mickey Guyton, Mitchell Tenpenny, Sara Evans, Tanya Tucker, singer / actor Hayley Orrantia and High Valley members Curtis and Brad Rempel, among others. The show will feature “exciting musical moments, fun and unpredictable competition, dance choreography from the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: All Stars and much more.”
Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon from Jesse Collins Entertainment are producing Nashville Squares. It's the country music equivalent of their ongoing project Hip Hop Squares on VH1 (Viacom owns both VH1 and CMT).
The original Hollywood Squares aired from 1966 to 1981 and existed sporadically until 2004. Hip Hop Squares has aired on VH1 since 2012.
Nashville Squares will premiere on Nov. 1. The show will air on Fridays at 8PM ET.
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