D-Lister? Host a Game Show!

Game show offer actors new showcase
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2008 8:40 AM CDT
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, actors James Denton, Bebe Neuwirth, and Neil Patrick Harris during a Celebrity Jeopardy tournament.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – With game shows making a dramatic comeback, agents and their star clients looking to revive flagging careers are angling to get in on the action, reports the New York Times. Executives at cable's Game Show Network are being peppered with resumes, tapes, and pitches. The latest crop of new hosts include actors Richard Karn and Alfonso Ribeiro.

“The demands on this generation of hosts have never been greater,” said the executive producer of Bingo America, whose first host was actor Patrick Duffy. "The shows are much more complicated than in the past."