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2 December 2003 (USA) See more »
A game show about celebrities from film and television, who play poker.
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 (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)
Brian D'Amico .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Shannon Baker Davis .... 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)
Leon Schatz .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2006)
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 »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Best celebrity game on TV, 13 November 2004
Author: alecspade from Jacksonville, FL

I play semi-pro poker and I like this show. The celebrities, for the most part, are not good but that's to be expected. They bluff about 90% of the time because I'm sure it says something about that in the little manual Phil Gordon gives them before the show. Any regular poker player would win this tournament with relative ease.

I'd like to see some different formats, though, to make it a little more interesting. Maybe have Phil play in the game, but he only gets 5,000 TC. I'd also like them to try to have cast members from different shows on, like in Season 1 when they had the West Wing cast. Also they might want to find the celebrities that are actually good at poker to play against each other. My gut says the players that are good don't want to play against a bunch of poker morons for fear of losing on a river suckout and never hearing the end of it.

My vote for worst player is Dennis Rodman, edging out Adam Rodriguez (of CSI Miami) who went out on the very first hand with nothing but I can chalk that up to just not ever playing the game, and Coolio, who played in the first season and played like he needed to catch a plane. Rodman actually won his game, embarrassingly enough, and didn't ever seem like he had a clue nor gave a damn.

Don't watch it to learn anything (other than the absolute basics of the game), but it is mostly fun to watch.

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