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Emmy® Award Winner Nate Burleson to Host “Hollywood Squares”

Jun 12, 2024 11:41AM ● By Kelsey Swire

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The New Edition of the Celebrity-Stacked Classic Game Show Will Premiere in January on CBS

CBS announced that Nate Burleson (co-host of CBS MORNINGS and analyst for THE NFL TODAY) will host the new edition of the legendary game show HOLLYWOOD SQUARES. The celebrity-stacked game show, starring Drew Barrymore as the famed center square, will air Wednesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) starting in January on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs)*.

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About Nate Burleson

Nate Burleson is a co-host of CBS MORNINGS, a position he started in September 2021 when he joined Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil on the CBS morning news program. Burleson, who joined CBS Sports in 2017, is also an Emmy Award-winning studio analyst for the Network’s NFL pre-game, halftime and post-game show, THE NFL TODAY, and is the host of Nickelodeon’s NFL SLIMETIME. In 2024, Burleson served as analyst for the first-ever alternate telecast of a Super Bowl, which aired exclusively on Nickelodeon.

Burleson played in the NFL for 11 years as a wide receiver with the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions. In 2003, he was drafted in the third round by the Minnesota Vikings.

Born in Calgary, Alberta, but raised in Seattle, Burleson now resides in New Jersey with his wife, Atoya, and three children, Nathaniel, Nehemiah and Mia Pearl.


HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, starring Drew Barrymore, is a classic game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win money and prizes. The “board” for the game is a vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants. The celebrities are asked questions, and the contestants judge the legitimacy of their answers to win the game. Award-winning actress and talk show host Drew Barrymore will take her place as the famed center square, answering questions for the contestants.

HOLLYWOOD SQUARES is produced by Jesse Collins for Jesse Collins Entertainment and Drew Barrymore and Flower Films, Inc.

*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on demand. Essential-tier subscribers will have access to on-demand the day after the episode airs.