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‘Talk Show the Game Show,’ TV’s Best Hybrid Comedy, Will Return in 2018 — Exclusive

"The Mindy Project" and "Billy on the Street" writer Guy Branum returns as host. 

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Doug Hyun

For those who like their talk shows with both extreme structure as well as extreme anarchy, good news coming for 2018: truTV is greenlighting a new batch of 16 episodes of “Talk Show the Game Show,” hosted by Guy Branum.

Originating as a live show back in 2012, “Talk Show the Game Show” was picked up as a TV series by truTV last year, and has featured an impressive selection of guests, including Chelsea Handler, Tiffany Haddish, Wanda Sykes, Moby, Margaret Cho, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Phoebe Robinson, Julie Klausner, and Nikki Glaser.

The show gamifies talk show culture as it pertains to both modern decency standards as well as television’s most purient interests, produced by Push It Productions with Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz, Anna Wenger and Branum serving as executive producers, while Emmy Award-winning writer Karen Kilgariff and author and journalist Casey Schreiner will return as judges.

Guests for the new episodes have not been announced, but in the video below, Branum calls out some particular favorites, including Tom Hanks, Michelle Obama, and Lin-Manuel Miranda (forgive Branum for saying that Miranda has EGOT-ed — a fact that he’ll surely be updated on before the new episodes go into production).

“Talk Show the Game Show” will return in 2018, likely just when we need it most. Episodes are available to stream now at trutv.com.

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