Claim to Fame

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  • TV-PG
  • 2022
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.4  (718)

Claim to Fame is a new reality competition series that premiered on ABC in July 2022. Hosted by brothers Kevin and Frankie Jonas, the show features 12 contestants who are all related to a famous celebrity, but their identity and connection is kept hidden. The contestants compete in various challenges that test their talent and knowledge of pop culture and celebrity trivia. Through games like “Who the Blank Is That?” and six degrees of separation, they try to figure out one another’s secret identities. The contestants live together in a house constantly speculating about each other’s celebrity relatives. One by one they are eliminated until only two remain for the finale where one contestant will win the $100,000 prize and their “claim to fame.”

Contestants offer cryptic clues about their celebrity relative without fully revealing the connection. For instance, one might share they have 12 gold records in their family without specifying it’s their mom or dad. The contestants scrutinize social media posts and pictures hunting for telling details. They have no access to the outside world beyond the photos and clues in the house. The celebrity relatives range from athletes and reality stars to A-list singers and Academy Award winning actors. The relatives remain a mystery except to viewers who see photos and names revealed.

Challenges test the contestants’ recall, knowledge of pop culture trivia, and ability to identify voices, faces or data linked to different celebrities. For example, they compete to name the most songs and artists from short audio clips. Physical competitions also reflect their relatives’ talents, like a dance challenge or swimming race. The competitions add strategy about whether to perform too well and raise suspicions. After challenges, contestants anonymously vote to “X out” who they suspect is the most famous relative, putting them at risk of elimination.

The clues, games, gossip and voting out ceremonies all happen on elaborate sets reflecting Hollywood award shows, concerts and more. Over 12 episodes, the contestants size each other up through lively discussions where alliances form and shift. Viewers play along with the guessing game, scrutinizing clues before the celebrity relatives are finally revealed in dramatic, surprise eliminations.

Claim to Fame captured viewers’ imaginations throughout its first season as it combined intriguing mysteries, amusing gossip and intense competition. The diverse celebrity relatives added to the appeal. On social media, fans widely shared theories guessing each contestant's identity. The final two kept their secret until the last minute finale when one remaining contestant took the prize money and bragging rights. Their “claim to fame” outlasted the others.

Blend of mystery gameshow and reality competition, Claim to Fame offered summer entertainment through unpredictable twists, over-the-top productions, and laugh out loud revelations. Viewers enjoyed playing along and the inside look at contestants managing fame by association. The celebrity relatives added to the fun, either cheering on loved ones or amusingly failing to recognize them on the show. Claim to Fame brought a novel concept and delivered suspense, surprises and silly moments throughout its debut season. Proving a ratings success, fans anticipate its return for more revelations, hijinks and inside scoops from this famous family face-off.

Claim to Fame is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on July 11, 2022.

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Needle in a Haystack
10. Needle in a Haystack
August 28, 2023
As the finale arrives, the competition has hit its peak. The top three, with the help of past contestants, race to uncover clues about each player hidden in stacks of hay. Two players are eliminated, while the one left stakes their own claim to fame.
Disco Balls and Clue Walls
9. Disco Balls and Clue Walls
August 28, 2023
Tensions are high as the final four contestants compete for a coveted spot in the finale. One player's long-game strategy and lies are revealed during the challenge while the rest decide what to do with this new information.
Defections, Connections and Total Perplexions
8. Defections, Connections and Total Perplexions
August 14, 2023
With five contestants left, loyalties are tested and two players confront each other. This week's challenge tests the players' celebrity trivia knowledge as more clues are revealed.
Absolutely Shredded
7. Absolutely Shredded
August 7, 2023
Two contestants form an alliance while the challenge has everyone piecing together paper shreds for clues. A "power player" is targeted in the Guess Off.
Good Cop Bad Cop
6. Good Cop Bad Cop
July 31, 2023
As alliances solidify, others work on new theories about their fellow housemates. In a revealing challenge, competitors must prove themselves masters of deception as they are subject to an interrogation while hooked up to a heart-rate monitor.
It's Giving Karma
5. It's Giving Karma
July 24, 2023
After a shocking elimination, one competitor has a target on their back. A supersized game of telephone puts the contestants' communication skills to the test as they recite and decode limericks. Plus, new, helpful clues are found on the Clue Wall.
Flirting With Disaster
4. Flirting With Disaster
July 16, 2023
New friendships are formed while strategies come to light. In the Feeling Famous challenge, teams must feel their way through a statue garden full of clues while blindfolded, aiming to name the objects and gain more knowledge about fellow players.
Head Shots And Thick Plots
3. Head Shots And Thick Plots
July 10, 2023
Ten contestants remain, with some strategically exchanging information in hopes of staying safe. This week's challenge has two teams operating a giant slingshot to obtain more clues. The Guesser confidently enters a nail-biting Guess Off.
Don't Get Chummy, You Dummy!
2. Don't Get Chummy, You Dummy!
July 3, 2023
The remaining 11 contestants step into the limelight in a Hollywood challenge to prove they have what it takes to make it in Tinseltown. After a series of races, only one lands atop the leaderboard, receiving immunity and a housemate's coveted clue.
Megastars and Meltdowns
1. Megastars and Meltdowns
June 26, 2023
Hosts Kevin and Franklin Jonas introduce the 12 celebrity relatives living under one roof and concealing their lineage for the $100,000 prize. This week's challenge is a talent show, determining who will face elimination in the Guess Off.
Where to Watch Claim to Fame
Claim to Fame is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Claim to Fame on demand at Hulu.
  • Premiere Date
    July 11, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (718)