Emmy Award nominee Ricki Lake
hosts as celebrities play "Let's Make a Deal" on “Gameshow Marathon,” a new CBS series where classic game shows are played by celebrity contestants. In the second episode on June 1, (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Lance Bass
), Paige Davis (Trading Spaces
), Tim Meadows
(Saturday Night Live
) and Leslie Nielsen
) dress in outrageous costumes and try to avoid getting "zonked" as they compete to win the best prizes and the most cash in an effort to get a spot on "Finalist Row."
After winning in the first episode, "The Price is Right," Brande Roderick
) advanced onto "Finalist Row," where the winners from each episode wait to play in the final game show.
“Gameshow Marathon” features six celebrity contestants competing in a weekly elimination-style tournament in which they play different classic game shows during each episode. Future episodes include, "Beat the Clock," "Press Your Luck," "Card Sharks," "Match Game" and "Family Feud." A champion will be crowned at the end of the series. In addition, the program will include a viewer participation element whereby they will have a chance to win the celebrity's grand prize each episode through a wireless (text message) trivia game that enters viewers into a sweepstakes.