One of the most iconic game shows in television history is coming to NBC primetime this summer. Password will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Keke Palmer and star of Jordan Peele’s upcoming movie, Nope. Palmer will command the Password podium as contestants from all walks of life are partnered with Jimmy Fallon and other celebrities to face off in the ultimate game of words. Fallon will play in each of the eight hourlong episodes as the celebrity/contestant duos compete for cash prizes by guessing a secret password using only one-word clues.
… The premiere episode will be dedicated to Betty White. Regularly playing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the iconic TV star has long been thought of as Password’s greatest player. The season will then culminate with a special episode featuring a star-studded, all-celebrity lineup playing for charity.
… The celebrity word game launched in 1961 and has showcased hundreds of celebrity guests and generated several spinoffs over the course of six decades. NBC revived the show in 1979 and 1984 prior to becoming a hit game on both Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show.
Here's a throwback to the original version of the show with guest star Carol Burnett from 1962: