Buddy Games Episode 1 is what the fans are currently looking forward to! If someone asks you what you would do when you are with your pals, you all would say that we all have our favorite things to do together. But if we talk about Josh Duhamel, he will definitely say he likes to play competitive games.
This is exactly how he got inspired to come out with this new CBS game show, which has come to be known as Buddy Games. So, this show aims to redefine friendship. How will it do this, you would say! So let us tell you that it would be done through exciting challenges and heartwarming moments. In this post, we will be revealing when the Buddy Games debut episode will premiere.
What’s the premise of Buddy Games?
So, for those who have not watched the trailer, we will tell you that the idea for Buddy Games episode 1 came from Josh Duhamel and his childhood friends, who will be meeting every summer for 20 years to just play games.
This very show aims to bring together all the pals and friends from diverse backgrounds to live together. Then, they will be facing crazy challenges, along with revealing their strong bonds.
Buddy Games episode 1 will be featuring around six teams. Now, each team is said to comprise four lifelong friends. These pals have met at different stages in their lives. Now, They will be reliving their past fun at an adult summer camp. They will be competing in playful outdoor challenges while sharing the same lake house.
We will get to see how they get to tackle these challenges, along with testing the strength of their friendships. Old rivalries are also expected to resurface, while some friendships will be rekindled. Then, the winning team will be earning a cash prize, along with the coveted Buddy Games trophy.
Who is hosting Buddy Games?
So, we would be witnessing Josh Duhamel hosting the show. This actor is known for movies like Transformers, Las Vegas, Safe Haven, Love, Simon, The Thing About Pam, and Shotgun Wedding.
Who will be in the teams of Buddy Games Season 1?
In the very first season of Buddy Games, fans will see around six teams which will be competing with each other. Now, every team will consist of four lifelong friends. Let’s meet these teams:
- Derby Squad: This group will include Jacky “Shu” Shu, Melissa Berglund, Shengul Plummer, along Rachel Johnston. So, they are coming from Los Angeles. They are known to become friends while competing in roller derby.
- Chicago’s Finest: We have learned that they are coming from Chicago. This team will be featuring David Moore, Elyse Rodriguez, Ikeila Smart, and Melvin “Rae” Davis. They are all known to have worked together in the Chicago police force.
- Team Pride: This is made up of Steven Mosier, who hails from Portland; Telew, who hails from Seattle; Andrew Shayde, who hails from Lexington; and Summer Lynne Seasons, from Tigard. They are known to have met through the LGBTQ+ community.
- Team OK: This will be comprised of Justin Palmer, Stephen Craig, Brian Hudson, and Pun Szeto. So, this team has reportedly grown up in Oklahoma.
- Pageant Queens: In this team, we will see Lauren Campbell, who hails from Denver, L. Spurlock, who hails from Harrisonburg, Yoli Stennett, who hails from White Plains, and Erika Deveney, who hails from Lorton, play together despite their pageant backgrounds.
- Philly Forever: Proudly representing Philadelphia, this team includes Erica Franzzo, Anthony Franzzo, Mike Ward, and Louis “Freddie” Meyers IV. They’ve been friends since childhood, growing up in the Philly area, and their wives are part of the team.
Buddy Games Episode 1 release date
Buddy Games Episode 1 is set to premiere on September 21, 2023, via CBS. It will air at 9 PM in the USA. International fans should check their local time zones to catch the show. For reference, here are the times converted to 9 PM in the USA (Eastern Standard Time, EST):
- South Korea: 10:50 AM Monday, September 22, 2023 (KST)
- United Kingdom: 1:00 AM Monday, September 22, 2023 (GMT)
- India: 6:30 AM Monday, September 22, 2023 (IST)
- Australia: 12:00 PM Monday, September 22, 2023 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time, AEDT)
- Japan: 10:00 AM Monday, September 22, 2023 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
- Thailand: 8:00 AM Monday, September 22, 2023 (Indochina Time, ICT)
How to watch Buddy Games Episode 1 online?
Viewers in the USA can watch Buddy Games Episode 1 on CBS at 9 PM. International viewers may need to adjust for their local time zones and can stream it via the CBS app, Hulu, or Paramount+. International viewers may also require a VPN to access the apps or its official website.