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NBC's Celebrity Escape Room Kicks Off a Night of Fun and Games

ALSO: Red Nose Day, Holey Moley returns, To Tell the Truth, Labor of Love, and more.
  • Adam Scott, Courteney Cox, Jack Black, Lisa Kudrow, and Ben Stiller in Celebrity Escape Room. (NBC)
    Adam Scott, Courteney Cox, Jack Black, Lisa Kudrow, and Ben Stiller in Celebrity Escape Room. (NBC)

    Fans of celebrity-packed reality are in for a treat tonight. First up, Jack Black is leading Ben Stiller, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Adam Scott through a maze of puzzles on Celebrity Escape Room, a show within a show as NBC devotes three hours to its annual charity special Red Nose Day. Also tonight: Holey Moley returns for a second season of extreme putt putt, Community's Joel McHale and Jillian Jacobs reunite as panelists on To Tell the Truth, and Sex and the City's Kristin Davis helps an aspiring mother find a mate on Labor of Love. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Jack Black hosts Celebrity Escape Room, in which Ben Stiller, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Adam Scott race the clock to solve clues and open a series of expanding puzzle rooms in this all-star spin on the popular game craze. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Following Celebrity Escape Room, Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley host the Red Nose Day Special, with stars coming together to raise money for children in need throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Big names this year include Julia Roberts, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Garner, Ricky Gervais, Joel McHale, Sarah Silverman, Bryan Cranston, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Jim Gaffigan, Ellie Goulding, Steve Martin, Ray Romano, James Taylor, Meghan Trainor, and Milo Ventimiglia. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on NBC

    SEASON PREMIERE: Last summer's breakout hit is back. Holey Moley II: The Sequel dares mini-golf enthusiasts from around the country to test their skills on the craziest course around, while hosts Rob Riggle and Joe Tessitore crack wise at their expense. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    SEASON PREMIERE: Contestants describe unique occupations and life experiences while To Tell the Truth's panelists, including Community's Joel McHale and Jillian Jacobs, and sports stars Deion Sanders and Shannon Sharpe attempt to determine who is who. This week's guests include Oprah's pedicurist, a New York Times crossword puzzle editor, and a martial arts expert. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    SERIES PREMIERE: Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) hosts Labor of Love, in which Kristy Katzmann, a 41-year-old career woman who is ready to find love and start a family, meets 15 like-minded potential partners. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on FOX

    SERIES PREMIERE: Billy (Peter Mooney) and Joanna (Kristin Kreuk) are partners in both life and work as Burden of Truth returns for its third season. The premiere follows the couple as they return to Millwood for a school reunion, where a shocking incident brings hidden secrets to the surface. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    NEW EPISODE: Eureka, Bob, and Shangela visit Ruston, Louisiana on We're Here, where they help a young gay man express himself, and team with a straight, retired firefighter who wants to help his LGBTQ neighbors feel welcome. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Celebrity Escape Room, Adam Scott, Ben Stiller, Courteney Cox, Jack Black, Lisa Kudrow, Reality TV