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Everything to Know About Password Season 2: Premiere Date, Celebrity Guests and More

Emmy-winning Host Keke Palmer returns for an exciting new season—and contestants like Lauren Graham, Joe Manganello, and Chance the Rapper came to play.  

By Jackie Manno

Keke Palmer and Jimmy Fallon are bringing Password back with full force!

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Watch Password Tuesdays at 10/9c on NBC and next day on Peacock

The hit game show, hosted by Emmy-winner Keke Palmer and produced by Jimmy Fallon, is finally returning for an exciting second Season on NBC. 

As in Season 1, episodes will feature "back-to-back games with Fallon paired with a contestant competing against a celebrity guest/contestant duo for cash prizes by guessing a secret password using only one-word clues," according to a press release from the network.

However, Season 2 will shake things up a bit, while retaining the whimsy that the show's fans have come to love. A new tiebreaker rule will place Palmer's charisma as a Host front and center, for one. 

So what exactly should fans expect this time around? And which celebrity guests will help contestants win? Here's everything you need to know about Password Season 2. 

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Keke Palmer and Jimmy Fallon on Password Season 2

What's the Password Season 2 release date?

Season 2 of Password will premiere on Tuesday, March 12 at 10/9c on NBC.

Episodes will be available for streaming the next day on Peacock. 

The show will take a brief hiatus after a few episodes and return May 28 a 10/9c. After that, new episodes air Tuesdays at 10/9c on NBC and stream next day on Peacock. 

Who are the celebrity guest stars on Password Season 2?

Exciting guest stars will include The Voice Coach Chance the RapperAmerica's Got Talent Judge Howie Mandel, and Deal or No Deal: Island Host Joe Manganiello

You can also expect to see Lauren Graham, Joel McHale, Laverne Cox, Nikki & Brie Garcia, Wiz Khalifa, Jimmy Kimmel, Johnny Knoxville, Liza Koshy, Meghan Trainor, Lindsey Vonn and Roy Wood Jr. 

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A split of Chance The Rapper Lauren Graham and Howie Mandel

What to expect on Season 2 of Password 

The second season of Password will keep the classic format that we all know and love, while adding some new gameplay elements. 

First, the game "Shoot the Moon" has a new twist.

"[It] can be played when a contestant first sees the password and is confident that they can get their teammate to guess it with just one clue; that player can then tell Palmer they want to 'Shoot the Moon!'" the NBC press release explains. "If they correctly guess the password with one clue, they’ll get eight points instead of the usual six. But, if they get it wrong, their opponent will get a chance to steal."

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Tiebreakers will also work slightly differently for Season 2. "Palmer will take creative license to deliver clues in her own voice with the opportunity to 'perform' the words until one contestant buzzes in with an answer, instead of the show presenting clues," the press release reads. "In addition, the second round of games in each episode now includes a special category or theme that relates to all the passwords in that round."

And in a brand new addition, Password of the Night "randomly selects a moment during the game where a special sound will play to signify that the next password is also worth a fabulous prize."

How many seasons of Password are there?

Chrissy Metz, Yvette Nicole Brown, Joel McHale -- Pictured: (l-r) Chrissy Metz, Jimmy Fallon, host Keke Palmer, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Joel McHale on NBC's Password


If you'd like to catch up on Season 1—which features celebrity contestants including Jon Hamm, Heidi Klum, Chrissy Metz and more—it's available to stream on Peacock now