MTV to Premiere New Comedy Series SAFEWORD, Today
MTV today announced the debut of new comedy series, SAFEWORD where famous friends become famous FRENEMIES all for a good laugh. "SafeWord" will premiere on Thursday, July 13 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, immediately following a new episode of "Wild 'N Out" and as part of MTV's "Throwdown Thursdays" comedy block. Get a first look below:
From the producers of "Lip Sync Battle" and hosted by Terrence J, the star-studded season will feature Kevin Hart, Damien Dante Wayans, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Marlon Wayans, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, LaLa Anthony, Amber Rose, "13 Reasons Why" cast mates Ross Butler and Justin Prentice, Charlamagne Tha God, Drake Bell, Lil Rel Howery, Jermaine Fowler and more.
"SafeWord" is based off the U.K. format that aired on itv2 and was originally developed and produced by STV Productions and Motion Content Group. In each episode, the celebrity guests will partner with superstar comedians, including Carly Aquilino, Sam Jay, Ricky Velez, Leonard Ouzts, Taylor Tomlinson, Akaash Singh, Matt Pavich, Sherry Cola to help them play a series of games in front a live audience. Throughout multiple rounds, the teams go head-to-head daring each other in a variety of challenges including social media games that have already stirred up quite a bit of controversy. In the spirit of a friendly comedy roast, the celebs are tasked with taking the heat, but can always stop the pain by using their "safeword."
For more, follow the show on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @mtvsafeword or visitwww.mtv.com/shows/safeword.
"SafeWord" is Executive Produced Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin and Jerry Carita for Matador. James Sunderland serves as showrunner. Terrence Jenkins serves as host and Executive Producer. Candida Boyette-Clemons and Paul Ricci are Executive Producers for MTV. The series is directed by Michael Simon.
ABOUT TERRENCE J: From hosting to acting in worldwide box office hit films including Think Like a Man, Think Like a Man Too and The Perfect Match to penning his first literary work, The Wealth Of My Mother's Wisdom and all the credentials in between, Terrence J, a New York native, has shown skilled versatility among a vast number of different arenas. After seven years of hosting BET's "106 & Park," Terrence is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood as the former co-anchor of the international news program "E! News" and as a producer and host for "Miss USA 2016." Most recently he hosted the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards Festival," the "2017 MTV Woodies" and the "Are You The One?" season five reunion, "The Final Matchup."