Carson Daly and Blake Shelton announced in May that they will star in and executive produce a new celebrity game show on the USA Network called Barmageddon. Hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella, the series will premiere on Mon., Dec. 5.
The show takes place at Shelton's Nashville bar, Ole Red. The country music superstar will showcase his powerful vocals, talking the stage with his house band to lead the in-house audience through live music sing-alongs. Celebrities will then go head-to-head playing a series of bar games, but with a twist, including Drunken Axe Hole, Keg Curling, Air Cannon Cornhole, Sharts ("Shelton Darts") and more.
According to the Deadline, each episode will have two celebrities playing a set of five games in the bar to win redemption for a disgraced star of a viral video.
People revealed two celebrity pairings on Oct. 19: Gwen Stefani versus Sheryl Crow and Nikki's sister, Brie Bella, versus fellow WWE alum Sasha Banks. ET added the following duos: Elle King and Chris Young; Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson; Jay Pharoah and Martin Kove; Trace Adkins and Coach Mike Vrabel; Lil Rel Howery and Malin Akerman; and Shelton and Kane Brown.
"The competition heats up when the losing rival of each round has a chance to even the score by spinning the Wheel of Redemption, a risky move with hilarious consequences," Deadline reported. "Shelton and Daly will offer words of encouragement - and heckling, of course - to their celebrity friends. On occasion, they might even step in to show off their skills and play a game or two. Ultimately, the winning team takes home a prize while the losing celebrity must accept the shame of defeat. But this is Barmageddon - even if they did not win, at least they had a ton of fun trying."
"Nashville is known for great music and hospitality, which makes it the perfect setting," Shelton said in a statement. "I'm excited about Barmageddon and can't wait for friends, old and new, to join my buddy Carson and me for some drinks, music and high-spirited fun at Ole Red."
The show is produced by White Label Production —which, per IMDB, recently added former Netflix physical production exec Katie Judkins to its team— and JLP Pictures for USA with Daly, Shelton, Chris Wagner and Lee Metzger serving as executive producers.
"Blake, Lee and I wanted to create a show where the audience can feel like they're hanging out with us at Ole Red in Nashville," Daly added. "Having a drink and cheering on friends as they compete in the ultimate test of athleticism and endurance - bar games!"
In other trending news, Shelton announced recently that he'll soon step away from his longstanding role as a coach on NBC's The Voice.
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