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Release Date:
2 December 2003 (USA) See more »
A game show about celebrities from film and television, who play poker.
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Friendly game, great fun and a close-up look at some of your favorite celebrities. See more (11 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 67)
Robert Thompson ... Himself - Tournament Director / ... (43 episodes, 2003-2006)

Phil Gordon ... Himself (42 episodes, 2003-2005)

Dave Foley ... Himself / ... (42 episodes, 2004-2006)

Series Directed by
Adam Simons Sorota (23 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Produced by
Marcia Mulé .... executive producer (48 episodes, 2003-2006)
Bryan Scott .... executive producer (48 episodes, 2003-2006)
John Berkson .... producer (42 episodes, 2004-2006)
Joshua Malina .... executive producer (41 episodes, 2003-2005)
Andrew Hill Newman .... executive producer (41 episodes, 2003-2005)
Lisa Tucker .... executive producer / co-executive producer (24 episodes, 2005-2006)
Shari Levine .... executive producer (23 episodes, 2004-2005)
Abby Joy Strauss .... supervising producer (23 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jonnie Kedj .... associate producer (18 episodes, 2003-2004)
Patrick O'Grady .... producer / associate producer (7 episodes, 2004-2006)
Frances Berwick .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2004)
Amy Introcaso .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2004)
Series Original Music by
Danny Smith (1 episode, 2006)

Chris Hajian (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Neal Acosta (13 episodes, 2003-2005)
Jon Higgins (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
Virginie Danglades (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mustafa Bhagat (2 episodes, 2006)
Peter Devin (2 episodes, 2006)
Rachel Carson Reinhardt (2 episodes, 2006)

Kevin Leffler (unknown episodes)
Tennille Uithof (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Talia Barak .... assistant makeup artist (6 episodes, 2006)
Sharon Simon .... key makeup artist (6 episodes, 2006)

Barbara Jo Batterman .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Phyliss Bond .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Tracey L. Miller-Smith .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Sue Marcoux .... production supervisor (18 episodes, 2004-2005)

David Eisenberg .... post-production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Brian Teed .... sound (42 episodes, 2004-2006)
Stephen Clark .... adr mixer (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ryan Fagman .... sound re-recording mixer (18 episodes, 2004)
Fernando Delgado .... sound (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chad Robertson .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2006)

Paul Michael .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes, 2004-2006)
Marc Hayes .... sound editor (unknown episodes, 2005)
Jared Neal .... post sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Tim Regan .... adr edit (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Mapes .... video engineer (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Patrick Kligel .... jib operator (6 episodes, 2005)
Scott Calcagno .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2006)

Robert Foose .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Franklin S. Zitter .... graphics and animation producer (30 episodes, 2004-2006)
Series Casting Department
Jacob Gitzis .... special casting (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wendy Range Rao .... wardrobe stylist (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Series Editorial Department
David Eisenberg .... post-production coordinator (18 episodes, 2004-2005)
Franklin S. Zitter .... post-production coordinator (12 episodes, 2004)
Matt Binetti .... assistant post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 2005)
Robin Held .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Hunter Gross .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2005)
Cori McKenna .... junior editor (3 episodes, 2006)

Justin Panzanaro .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2003)
Chris Allen .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Shannon Baker Davis .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Brian D'Amico .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Marc Femenella .... assistant on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Nishant Radhakrishnan .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Caren Franklin .... production accountant (48 episodes, 2003-2006)
Ross Mark .... talent consultant (38 episodes, 2004-2005)
Bob Read .... talent consultant (38 episodes, 2004-2005)
Dorian DiAnni .... technical consultant (36 episodes, 2003-2005)
Jacob Gitzis .... product placement (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kyle Silvia .... executive assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Denise Templeton .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Christine Lisa Racinez .... lead transcriber/logger (4 episodes, 2003)
Steven L. Lynn .... utility (2 episodes, 2003)
Tyshia Stevenson .... logger/transcriber (2 episodes, 2003)
Henry Wilson .... utility (2 episodes, 2003)

Rory Douglas Abel .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
James Avenell .... talent consultant (unknown episodes)
John Berkson .... poker expert (unknown episodes)
Bree Cooley .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Michael Cosmano .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Manuel De Seixas Correa .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Toni Farina .... talent assistant (unknown episodes)
Courtney Frank .... travel coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gigi Koury .... teleprompter service (unknown episodes)
Chris Tappy .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Joy Tenenberg .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Steven Tsapelas .... transcriber (unknown episodes)
Greg Woodhouse .... technical manager (unknown episodes)
Brian Youmans .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

120 min (2004-) | USA:60 min (2003)

Did You Know?

In May 2004, 'Nicole Sullivan' donated the $100,000 she won on the show to her favorite charity, Alley Cat Allies, an organization that rescues cats and promotes spaying/neutering.See more »
Kevin Nealon:You do any voice-over work, Robert?
Robert Thompson:No, but can you give me some?
Kevin Nealon:Nope.
Robert Thompson:Okay.
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Friendly game, great fun and a close-up look at some of your favorite celebrities., 1 May 2005
Author: Dan Aldridge from Denver, CO, USA

For all the poker purists, I would say "get over it!" The average person doesn't want to watch Stoneface, the Unabomber and Robot-Man play poker. It may be realistic, but it just isn't all that exciting. The purpose of this show is entertainment! More important - I like it. I am fond of watching the various celebrities behaving in a more natural, less-scripted venue. It's sort of like a sitcom reality show. And I think I've even learned a little about poker - though I don't play.

I started watching this for Dave Foley and stayed for the poker fun. I've recently seen reruns of Season 1 with Kevin Pollak (who is he?) and I can see that the later seasons are clearly more polished and more fun. Kevin didn't seem like a bad guy, just rather dull. His interaction with Phil Gordon was not very dynamic. And Phil, himself, seemed VERY wooden. With the new episodes, we get better commentary as the bidding happens on-screen, rather than simply pointing out what a given player did wrong after the fact. This improved continuity shows good editing skills. (You didn't really think this is played in real-time, did you?)

The only thing I might like to see different is, perhaps once during a tournament, they could give some brief recognition to Robert Thompson and the dealers. I was surprised to learn that some of the dealers are well-accomplished players and professionals in their own right, yet they are generally treated as robots.

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