Celebrity Game Face Season 3: Release Date, Cast, And New Details

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart is certainly a busy man. Between performing standup and a slate full of other projects, it's difficult to imagine that Hart gets much downtime — so much so that his bio on Twitter reads, "My name is Kevin Hart and I WORK HARD!!! That pretty much sums me up!!! Everybody Wants To Be Famous But Nobody Wants To Do The Work."

But even as busy as the multihyphenate is, the COVID-19 pandemic rendered everyone homebound, with nothing to do and nowhere to go. Knowing that people needed entertainment during these trying times, Hart signed on to host a one-off special called "Celebrity Game Face" on E!, where four celebrity couples face off against each other in "outrageous at-home challenges" (via Variety). Each of the couples had the opportunity to direct money to the charity of their choice — but there was a material prize, the "Hart of a Champion" statue — which is, you guessed it, a gold statue of baby Kevin Hart.

The initial special aired in July 2020, and by August, the network had announced that there were five more episodes of "Celebrity Game Face" coming, with Hart staying on as host and the show continuing to being filmed remotely (via Deadline).

Celebrity Game Face's Season 3 release date

"Celebrity Game Face" was born out of a particularly specific need during the pandemic. Production had shut down during the pandemic, and the staples that people usually turned to for televised entertainment were unavailable. People couldn't leave the house to go to the movies, see a concert, or even go out to dinner. So, it made perfect sense for networks to try their best at recruiting celebrities to tape shows at home to help cheer people up and raise some money for charity.

Another snag in the entertainment industry's plans came with the pandemic lasting a lot longer than everyone thought it would, prolonging the need for remote-filmed entertainment like "Celebrity Game Face." However, it took longer than you might expect for E! to go ahead with Season 2 of "Celebrity Game Face," not bringing the show back until August 31, 2021 for its second season — a full year after Season 1 premiered (via E! Online). The show's 2nd season just wrapped up its nine episodes on November 2, which, based on the show's previous pattern, means that it might be another year before it returns (via Premiere Date).

Now that production has resumed for other shows, Hart and his celebrity guests might not have the same time in their busy schedules to appear on "Celebrity Game Face," but given how much the show has grown already, hopefully E! plans to bring it back for a 3rd season.

Who you might expect to see on the show

Should "Celebrity Game Face" return for a 3rd season, it seems like a given that it'll continue to be hosted by Kevin Hart — particularly since Hart is himself an executive producer on the show (via Deadline).

Thus far, the show has seen the likes of plenty of A-list names. The "Celebrity Game Face" special kicked off with — alongside Hart and his wife, Eniko – Terry Crews and his wife, Rebecca; Joel McHale and his wife, Sarah; and Sarah Hyland and her fiancé Wells Adams (via Variety).

In the show's 1st and 2nd seasons, celebrity couples expanded to include celebrity brother and sister duos, like Tracee Ellis Ross and her brother Evan, Meghan Trainor and her brother Ryan, and even friend pairings like Mayim Bialik and Jonathan Cohen (via E! Online). Amongst the other celebrities who viewers got the chance to see compete on "Celebrity Game Face" were D'Arcy Carden, Kenan Thompson, T-Pain, Ludcaris, and more (via E! Online).

Should "Celebrity Game Face" be renewed, it's all but guaranteed that fans can count on more celebrities participating in challenges like "Pardon My Pecker" and "Cookie Face" — with names like that, maybe the cast of "Succession" would be willing to make an appearance?

Are there any new details?

Since "Celebrity Game Face" just finished its Season 2 run, not much is known just yet about Season 3. With the show wrapped, Hart has pivoted to promoting his efforts surrounding standup comedy, posting pictures of himself performing at places like Comedy Cellar and D.C. Improv.

"New York Nights ... back in the lab #comedicrockstarshit," Hart captioned in an Instagram post.

Despite how busy Hart is with his various comedic pursuits, his family always comes first — and just like he's constantly working at his career, he's constantly working at being a better dad.

"What I've learned as a father is that the most important thing in the world is listening," Hart told Romper. "It's not about trying to be right. It's not about advice. It's about listening, understanding, and then doing your best to give information so that your kids can make the best choices for them. Not for you, but for them."

Hart also added, "I'm the cool dad. But it's not like dad is the funniest person. They've got a list of people funnier than me."

So maybe if "Celebrity Game Face" does return — and is continued to be filmed at home — Hart's four kids will make some sort of appearance (via Parade).