US turns to celebs for Gogglebox adaptation

America is hitching itself to the Gogglebox format during the lockdown, but casting celebrities on the couch instead of members of the public.

Celebrity Watch Party (ewww) will feature Aussie Curtis Stone, Rob Lowe, Meghan Trainor, Joe Buck, Raven-Symoné, Master P and Romeo, JoJo Siwa, Steve Wozniak, and Robert and Kym Herjavec on FOX.

Celebrity Watch Party is a fantastically innovative, clever and culturally relevant format that brings families together to celebrate all the best films, entertainment shows and news on television on any given week,” said Rob Wade, president of Alternative Entertainment and Specials for FOX Entertainment. “We’ve got some incredible personalities inviting us into their homes and onto their couches for an hour of pure fun with them, their families and the viewers at home.”

“We’re delighted so many famous people love the idea of this show and want to be part of it,” said Studio Lambert CEO Stephen Lambert. “It’s a show which asserts the indispensable role of TV in the fabric of people’s lives and the way it’s at the heart of the nation’s weekly conversation, especially in these unusual times.”

Source: Variety

12 Comments:

  1. It’s amazing how America has missed the entire point of the Gogglebox format twice now. Didn’t the first one feature beautiful people filmed in hotels? And now celebrities? The whole joy of it is watching well cast, real people.

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