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Will Ferrell, Emma Watson & More to Compete in Celebrity Pickleball Tournament Hosted by Stephen Colbert

Pickled will air on CBS in November.
  • Stephen Colbert hosts Pickled. (Photo: CBS)
    Stephen Colbert hosts Pickled. (Photo: CBS)

    Some serious celebrities are about to go head-to-head in pickleball.

    Pickled, the two-hour celebrity pickleball tournament hosted by Stephen Colbert, announced its star-studded roster today. The 16-member cast includes Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan, Daniel Dae Kim (LostHawaii Five-0), Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin), Tig Notaro, Paul Scheer (The League), Aisha Tyler (Criminal Minds: Evolution), Luis Guzman, June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie), country musicians Jimmie Allen and Dierks Bentley, singer Kelly Rowland, Will Ferrell, former professional boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, and Harry Potter's Emma Watson.

    The "hilarious and cutthroat" competition will see teams of celebrities play to benefit non-profit Comic Relief U.S. (and take home the coveted Colbert Cup). 

    "If you love pickleball and you love celebrities and you love helping people, you’re going to love watching these celebrities help people by playing pickleball," said Colbert in a statement. 

    Pickled airs November 17 at 9pm ET on CBS and will be available to stream live and demand on Paramount+. 

    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Pickled, Emma Watson, Max Greenfield, Murray Bartlett, Stephen Colbert, Will Ferrell