Keke Palmer to Host Reboot of The Gameshow Password

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Keke Palmer is set to host the reboot of the iconic gameshow Password, for NBC. The show comes from The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who has made the guessing game a part of his late-night talk shows over the years. He will recur on the show as a celebrity player..

The series will see contestants partnered with Fallon and other celebrities to face off in a game of words. Fallon will play in each of the eight hour-long episodes as the celebrity/contestant duos compete for cash prizes by guessing a secret password using only one-word clues.

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Password is set for a summertime revival, with the premiere episode being dedicated to the late Betty White, who is well remembered for her appearances on the original Password and occasionally participated in Fallon’s Late Night version.

Password is produced by Fremantle in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Electric Hot Dog. Fallon, Jim Juvonen, and Jennifer Mullin will serve as executive producers, along with John Quinn who will also serve as showrunner.

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Password was created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions and originally aired on CBS from 1961 to 1967, hosted by Allen Ludden (who married Betty White in 1963). Previous revivals/updates aired in the early 1970s (on ABC), from 1979 to 1982 (on NBC) and from 1984 to 1989 (on CBS).

It is the latest series for Fallon and his Electric Hot Dog shingle; his musical game show That’s My Jam was renewed for a second season on NBC and he has Clash of the Cover Bands at E!.

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