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Season two of NBC's 'The Marriage Ref' premieres June 26

by jmaloni
Tue, Jun 7th 2011 04:45 pm

NBC's "The Marriage Ref" (Sundays, 10-11 p.m. ET) begins its all-new and improved second season on Sunday, June 26, with comedian Tom Papa back in the center of the action where he serves as host. Papa was personally chosen by returning executive producer Jerry Seinfeld.

In this funny and revealing comedy panel series, real-life married couples take center stage as their quirky, funny, and relatable disputes are explored, examined -- and ultimately judged. For the sophomore run of "The Marriage Ref," couples will appear in-studio and face a panel of "experts" composed of top celebrities and comedians who will weigh in and decide which spouse is right. The goal is to give couples something they have always wanted but have never had - a clear winner.

At the end of each episode, the studio audience will vote to make one of the winners "The Rightest of The Right." That person will receive $25,000 and their very own billboard, in their hometown, declaring they are right.

This year's all-star cast of celebrity judges includes Ricky Gervais, Julianne Moore, Regis Philbin, Tracy Morgan, Kathy Griffin, Ellen Pompeo, Joel McHale, Rachel Ray, Bill Maher, Patti LaBelle, Seth Meyers, Judah Friedlander, Will.i.am, Ali Wentworth and many others.

"The Marriage Ref" is produced by Seinfeld's Columbus 81 Productions and Universal Media Studios. Seinfeld, Ellen Rakieten ("The Oprah Winfrey Show"), Page Hurwitz ("Last Comic Standing") and Javier Winnick ("Last Comic Standing") serve as executive producers. International distribution is by Endemol.

For more on "The Marriage Ref," visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/themarriageref. And follow the show on http://www.facebook.com/marriageref.

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