Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard to Host and Compete on New NBC Game Show Family Game Night
The married actors are set to host and compete in Family Game Fight, a new NBC game show featuring fun competitions with a big cash prize up for grabs, the network announced Wednesday.
Throughout the 10-episode series, Bell, 40, and Shepard, 46, will part ways and be "adopted" into a family of four and help their team win $100,000.
"For one of our first dates, I invited Dax over for a game night at my house with a bunch of friends," Bell said in NBC's press release. "He said he fell in love with me there because I was a very tiny person bossing everyone around. I fell in love with him too because he's a very large person who could boss everyone around, but chooses not to. I'm so excited to host 'Family Game Fight' and play all day with my best friend."
"Kristen is my favorite human to work with," said Shepard. "She's the most consistently funny, playful and joyful scene partner I've ever had. She's also incredibly fun to look at."
The couple, who share daughters Lincoln, 7, and Delta, 6, also teased the upcoming series during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show on Wednesday.
"When I play games and get very competitive, I go fully offline," Bell explained "And that's fun. It's interesting for the viewer, it's interesting for my husband. As long as we leave this show still married, I think it's going to be great."
"We're very excited," the Good Place star said, adding that both she and Shepard's families will be competing on the show.
"Most importantly, we will be battling one another in the name of our families quite often, and we think that will be pretty amusing for everybody," Shepard said.
Family Game Fight is now casting family teams of four. To submit your story or nominate a friend, co-worker, or family member,visit www.Venertainment.com.