FIRST LOOK: Blake Shelton & Carson Daly Invite Gwen Stefani, Kane Brown & More To Play Bar Games In New TV Series

Blake Shelton and Carson Daly’s new TV series, Barmageddon, will feature a star-studded list of celebrity friends including Gwen Stefani, Elle King, Kane Brown and more. On Tuesday (Oct. 18), the longtime friends and The Voice cohorts, who are starring…

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Posted on October 19, 2022

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Blake Shelton and Carson Daly’s new TV series, Barmageddon, will feature a star-studded list of celebrity friends including Gwen Stefani, Elle King, Kane Brown and more.

On Tuesday (Oct. 18), the longtime friends and The Voice cohorts, who are starring in and executively producing the show, exclusively revealed with PEOPLE that the new series will premiere on December 5 via the USA Network.

Shelton and Daly shared a first look of the new TV series with the outlet as well in the form of a just over two-minute video.

The clip opens with Shelton and Daly explaining the show as clips of their celebrity friends playing bar games are intertwined throughout the teaser trailer.

Barmageddon is a show where the celebrities you love give viral video sensations a shot at redemption, playing some crazy games,” Daly explained in a trailer for the show. “It’s a show that’s shot right here in Nashville, Tennessee, in Blake’s bar, Ole Red. This is your home. This is your bar.” Shelton then chimed in saying, “I have literally slept here.”

WWE Hall of Famer, Nikki Bella, was then introduced by Daly as the show’s host. “It’s so much fun seeing all of these celebrities letting loose,” Bella said.

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According to the outlet, a slew of Shelton and Daly’s celebrity friends are also set to appear throughout the series, including Shelton’s wife, Gwen Stefani, Sheryl Crow, Trace Adkins, Lil Rel Howery, Malin Akerman, Chris Young, Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Jay Pharoah, Martin Kove, Kane Brown, Elle King, Tennessee Titans’ coach Mike Vrabel as well as WWE wrestlers’ Sasha Banks and Brie Bella.

“I’m horny as hell, so I’m ready,” Elle King shouted in the teaser video. While Shelton joked, “With my wife, I think she just felt a little bit sorry for me,” in reference to Stefani’s reason for joining the show.

The show, taking place in Shelton’s Downtown Nashville bar, Ole Red, will feature Daly as a bartender and Shelton as live entertainment alongside the bar’s house band.

“With Daly behind the bar and Shelton taking the stage with his house band for live music singalongs in front of a rowdy crowd, both the icons and celebrity favorites show a new side to themselves in this anything but ordinary game show,” a statement about the show read.

Hosted and led by WWE Hall of Famer Bella, “celebrity friends go head-to-head in a series of classic bar games with a fun twist, including air cannon corn hole, keg curling, drunken axe hole, sharts (‘Shelton darts’) and many more,”

“The games are bigger, the antics are louder, and the competition is ludicrous in the best way,” the statement continued.

Barmageddon is produced by White Label Productions and JLP Pictures for the USA Network with Shelton, Daly, Lee Metzger, and White Label’s Chris Wagner serving as executive producers.

“Nashville is known for great music and hospitality, which makes it the perfect setting,” Shelton said (per the USA Network). “I’m excited about Barmageddon and can’t wait for friends, old and new, to join my buddy Carson and me for some drinks, music and high-spirited fun at Ole Red.”

“Blake, Lee and I wanted to create a show where the audience can feel like they’re hanging out with us at Ole Red in Nashville, having a drink and cheering on friends as they compete in the ultimate test of athleticism and endurance – bar games!” Daly added.

Each episode of the show will find two celebrities playing a unique set of five games in Ole Red to win a prize for a viral internet sensation each has chosen to support. “Plucked from obscurity following their epic misadventures on the Internet, these now-infamous stars find themselves at Ole Red hoping to be redeemed. The competition heats up when the losing rival of each round has a chance to even the score by spinning the Wheel of Redemption, a risky move with hilarious consequences,” per the show’s official press release.

The release continues, “Shelton and Daly will offer words of encouragement – and heckling, of course – to their celebrity friends. On occasion, they might even step in to show off their skills and play a game or two. Ultimately, the winning team takes home a prize while the losing celebrity must accept the shame of defeat. But this is Barmageddon – even if they did not win, at least they had a ton of fun trying.”

Blake Shelton and Carson Daly formed a tight-knight friendship when they were both cast on NBC’s The Voice in 2011. The entertainment icons have grown closer together over the years, so much so that Daly officiated Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s wedding last summer.

Barmageddon premieres Monday, December 5 at 11/10c on the USA Network.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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