|GSN: 8/1/2006 - 11/4/2006|
|Game Show Network/GSN|
StarFace was a short-lived, game show where people answer questions about popular television stars, usually with pictures as clues.
Three players are shown photos of celebrities, each one having a set of questions. The first question on each photo is identifying the celebrity in it, and each question thereafter is a follow-up about that celebrity. One set of questions was dubbed "(National Enquirer) Hot Corner", where the featured celebrity is someone who is very sexy. Another set of questions was dubbed "Celebrity Train Wreck", where the featured celebrity is someone who has been in recent life trouble. Players buzz in to answer questions, with each correct answer worth 50 points in this round.
This round is played the same as round one, except each correct answer is worth 100 points, and one of the following segments is featured:
Below the Beltway: Pictures of a politician, past or present, are revealed, starting at the person's waist and zooming out from the body, one at a time.
See Cups: Pictures of a female celebrity are revealed, starting at the person's breasts and zooming out from the body, one at a time.
Yearbook: Pictures of a celebrity are revealed, starting at youth and going through maturity, one at a time.
For each segment, a clue is given for each stage of the reveal, after which the players can buzz in and guess who the person is. Any player who guessed incorrectly is locked out for the rest of the reveal. Afterwards, all three players are eligible to answer the follow-up questions.
Other segments played in this round are as follows:
15 Minutes of Fame: A segment that was rarely used, it features a person who only became famous because they are related to a celebrity.
Mug Shot: A segment that was almost always used at the end of this round on every episode, it features a mug shot of a celebrity who has been arrested at least once before.
Each player puts on a mask of the same celebrity. All questions asked in this round are about that celebrity, and each time a player buzzes in, they must phrase their answer in first-person form. Each correct answer in this round is worth 200 points. The player with the highest score at the end of this round wins the game and advances to the bonus round. In case of a tie, one more question is asked. Whichever tied player buzzed in with the correct answer wins; but if they are wrong, the other tied player automatically wins.
The winning player is shown two pictures, and is read a series of statements. 60 seconds is put up on the clock, and the player must guess which picture pertains to a statement. If the player makes ten correct guesses before time runs out, they win a trip, otherwise they receive $100 for each correct guess.
- In it's early development stages, the show was originally titled as "Fame Game".
- This show was once teamed-up with the long-running, celebrity tabloid magazine called The National Inquirer.
- This show was once formerly paired up with the equally short-lived 2006 revival of Chain Reaction hosted by Dylan Lane.
- The bell heard when a player got an answer right was the letter light-up "bing" from Wheel of Fortune. The win bells were previously used on Shop 'Til You Drop and the 1990 revival of Match Game.
- The wrong answer buzzer was also used on the aforementioned Shop 'Til You Drop and 1990 revival of Match Game (when the Match-Up clock hit :00). Also, an extended version of the bonus round music was later used in the bonus round of Merv Griffin's Crosswords.