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Celebrities Set to Ante Up with Bravo

4/29/2004 9:04 AM Eastern

Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown returns to the card table Thursday, May 27 at 9 p.m. (EST).

The original series will feature 50 celebrities participating in two tournaments, each one made up of six two-hour episodes.

Dave Foley (Will & Grace, The Kids in the Hall) will host, with expert commentary from poker pro Phil Gordon.

The schedule for the first tournament:

• Game 1, May 27: Wanda Sykes, Jerome Bettis, Mena Suvari, Travis Tritt, Rosario Dawson.

• Game 2, June 3: James Woods, Mo Gaffney, Danny Masterson, Dule' Hill, Timothy Busfield.

• Game 3, June 10: Norm MacDonald, Star Jones, Adam Rodriguez, Jeremy Sisto, Michael Ian Black.

• Game 4, June 17: Matthew Perry, Lauren Graham, Sean Astin, Chris Masterson, Sara Rue.

• Game 5, June 24: Andy Richter, Jon Favreau, Tom Everett Scott, James Blake, Maura Tierney.

The championship game for the first tournament will air Thursday, July 1.

For the second tournament:

• Game 1, July 8: Dave Navarro, Jennie Garth, Richard Kind, Willie Garson, Jerry O'Connell.

• Game 2, July 15: Angie Dickinson, Jeff Gordon, Kathy Griffin, Penn Gillette, Ron Livingston.

• Game 3, July 22: David Cross, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Judy Greer, Peter Facinelli.

• Game 4, July 29: Kathy Najimy, Bobby Flay, Michael Badalucco, Steve Harris, Mimi Rogers.

• Game 5, Aug. 5: Hank Azaria, Seth Myers, Amy Poehler, Jeffrey Ross, Gail O'Grady.

The championship game for the second tournament will air Thursday, Aug. 12.

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