Gervais, Philbin booked for 'Marriage Ref'

June 8, 2011 at 3:35 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Ricky Gervais, Julianne Moore, Regis Philbin and Tracy Morgan have been booked to appear on the U.S. series "The Marriage Ref," NBC announced.

Season 2 of the relationship-themed show is to premiere June 26, with comedian Tom Papa once again serving as host.

The comedy panel series from executive producer Jerry Seinfeld features real-life married couples who allow their quirky, funny, and relatable disputes to be explored, examined and ultimately judged.

"For the sophomore run of 'The Marriage Ref,' couples will appear in-studio and face a panel of 'experts' composed of top celebrities and comedians who will weigh in and decide which spouse is right. The goal is to give couples something they have always wanted but have never had -- a clear winner," NBC said in a news release.

"At the end of each episode, the studio audience will vote to make one of the winners 'The Rightest of The Right.' That person will receive $25,000 and their very own billboard, in their hometown, declaring they are right."

Also slated to appear on the show this season are Kathy Griffin, Ellen Pompeo, Joel McHale, Rachel Ray, Bill Maher, Patti LaBelle, Seth Meyers, Judah Friedlander, Will.i.am and Ali Wentworth.

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