Guy Branum (The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately) is bringing a new kind of talk show to TV in the form of TruTV’s Talk Show the Game Show, a competitive mashup comedy series where celebrities fight for the title of “Best Guest of the Night.” The clip above features comedian Tiffany Haddish, who is featured in next week’s series premiere.
Based on Branum’s live show of the same name, the 16-episode, half-hour series sees the comedian host pit guests against one another in talk show-inspired challenges for which they’re awarded points, truly making it “the only talk show that literally counts.” The show’s panel of judges includes Emmy Award-winning writer Karen Kilgariff, and author and journalist Casey Schreiner. The judges are free to roast contestants during their challenges while awarding and deducting points as they see fit.
Here’s the full, fantastic guest line-up for all 16 episodes:
John Salley vs. Tiffany Haddish vs. Dan Bucatinsky
Wanda Sykes vs. Scott Adsit vs. Pandora Boxx
Maria Bamford vs. Ben Roy vs. James Adomian
Diablo Cody vs. Moby vs. Arden Myrin
Tim Bagley vs. Rashad Jennings vs. Beth Stelling
Margaret Cho vs. Paul Feig vs. Ed Weeks
John Early vs. Ana Navarro vs. Kate Flannery
Utkarsh Ambudkar vs. Aparna Nancherla vs. Jon Daly
Tracey Wigfield vs. TJ Lavin vs. Oscar Nunez
Nicole Byer vs. Kyle Kinane vs. Julian McCullough
Fortune Feimster vs. Adam Cayton-Holland vs. Alice Wetterlund
Bridget Everett vs. Kelis vs. Josh McDermitt
Wendi McLendon-Covey vs. Jonah Ray vs. Michelle Buteau
John Ross Bowie vs. Aasif Mandvi vs. Phoebe Robinson
Julie Klausner vs. Moshe Kasher vs. Rhea Butcher
Chelsea Handler vs. Maurice Jones Drew vs. Nikki Glaser
Be sure to look for Talk Show the Game Show premiering on TruTV next Wednesday, April 5 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, and check out the Paste-exclusive clip above.