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ALICE COOPER JOINS “THE GREAT AMERICAN CELEBRITY SPELLING BEE”:

January 29, 2004

NALE-BITEING SUSSPENCE AND HART-POWNDING TENSHUN!

FOX WILL HAVE ALL THE BUZZ THIS FEBRUARY WITH THE PREMIERE OF “THE GREAT AMERICAN CELEBRITY SPELLING BEE”

16 Celebrities Compete for Charity Including:
Harry Anderson (“Night Court”)
Corbin Bernsen (“L.A. Law”)
Erin Brodie (“For Love or Money”)
Rocker Alice Cooper
Brett Butler (“Grace Under Fire”)
Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”)
Eric Roberts (“Less Than Perfect”)
Meshach Taylor (“Designing Women”)
George Wendt (“Cheers”)

John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld”) Hosts

This February, brains will reign over beauty and brawn as FOX airs THE GREAT AMERICAN CELEBRITY SPELLING BEE, an all-new series of specials that will have Hollywood’s best and brightest dusting off their dictionaries and breaking out their flash cards to compete in the ultimate old-fashioned intellectual challenge. THE GREAT AMERICAN CELEBRITY SPELLING BEE will air on three Fridays, beginning Friday, Feb. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/ET), continuing on Friday, Feb. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and concluding in an exciting two-hour championship finale on Friday, Feb. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Sixteen celebrities from television, film and music including Harry Anderson, Corbin Bernsen, Erin Brodie, Brett Butler, Alice Cooper, Vincent Pastore, Eric Roberts, Meshach Taylor and George Wendt will be initially divided into four teams to face off in the definitive test of memory and vocabulary. The three teams with the highest number of cumulative points will move on to Round 2. As the words become more difficult and the stakes get higher, a second team will be eliminated in Round 2. The remaining two teams will disband, and the final eight participants will compete against each other for a cash reward, which will be matched and donated to the charity of their choice.

THE GREAT AMERICAN CELEBRITY SPELLING BEE is a Brad Lachman Production. Brad Lachman serves as executive producer. Garry Bormet is producer. Cort Casady is co-producer. Bill Bracken is supervising producer. Bob Levy is the director.

Courtesy of TV Barn