David Arquette plans a TV game show, so don't call him a Hollywood square
Now-single actor David Arquette is reportedly trying his hand at a game show, and no, the premise is nothing like "Family Feud" or the not-technically-a-game-show-but-still-could-have-cash-prizes "Divorce Court." According to Variety, Arquette and Merv Griffin Entertainment are pitching an American version of "Ranking the Stars," a program already running in places such as the Netherlands and India. Variety describes its premise:
" 'Ranking the Stars' takes a group of well-known panelists and asks them to rank one another on a given topic, from most likely to least likely.
[The] show requires celebrities to be self-deprecating as they're forced to admit whether they think they'd be more or less prone to do something embarrassing -- such as secretly informing the paparazzi on their whereabouts or making a sex tape -- than the celeb sitting next to them."
And no, you're not crazy to see comparisons between this show and those from the heyday of game shows. That's actually kind of fitting, given that Arquette's grandfather Cliff Arquette made frequent appearances on the first "The Hollywood Squares" as his popular Charley Weaver alter-ego.
-- Whitney Friedlander
Photo: David Arquette attends the 15th annual "GQ Men of the Year" party held at Chateau Marmont. Credit: Michael Buckner / Getty Images for GQ