Actress Hilary Swank and actor husband Chad Lowe are set to turn their favourite parlor game into a new TV series after selling their idea for a celebrity charades show to cable network AMC. How will the charades work? According to trade magazine Hollywood Reporter, 10 celebrities will compete against each other in a game of movie-themed charades, with each star playing to raise money for his or her chosen charity. Moreover, Each episode of the show will also feature the celebrities having dinner and mingling between rounds to allow viewers to get to know them personally.
Six 30-minute episodes set to air on five consecutive nights beginning on June 20, 2005, will feature the couple and fans of the silent-clue game like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosie Perez and movie maker Peter Bogdanovich. Lowe himself will co-host the show and is executive producing the series with Swank.