Blake Shelton Shares Exciting ‘Barmageddon’ Update: ‘We’re Back Y’all!!!!!’

The upcoming season will feature celebrity guests like Jelly Roll, Carly Pearce, Lauren Alaina, and more.


Madeleine O’Connell

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September 27, 2023

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Barmageddon Season 2; Photo Courtesy USA Network

Blake Shelton and his longtime buddy Carson Daly are back for Season 2 of USA Network’s wildly popular celebrity game show, Barmageddon

Hosted by television personality and Wrestling Hall of Famer Nikki Garcia, the new season will once again take place amid Nashville’s lively music scene from inside Blake Shelton’s bar, Ole Red. The trio of superstars will kick things off with another round of fun-filled games, loud antics, and plenty of celebrity appearances during the highly-anticipated premiere on Monday, Nov. 13 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. 

Taking Twitter to share a sneak peek into the upcoming season and express his excitement for all the fun up ahead, Shelton wrote, “We’re back y’all!!!!! November 13th!!!! Get ready for a helluva season 2 of  @BarmageddonUSA  on  @USANetwork !”

Big Announcement

New Games

Each week, the Broadway bar and live music venue will welcome a whole new group of celebrity friends who will go head-to-head in a series of classic bar games that feature a fun twist. Many of the fan-favorite games from last season will make a return including Air Cannon Cornhole, Keg Curling, Drunken Axe Hole, Sharts (“Shelton Darts”) and more. Plus, a set of brand-new bar games will also be added into the mix such as Fool’s Ball, Tic Tac Throwdown and Talk Derby to Me. 

Here’s how it works: A pair of celebrities are pitted against each other to compete in a set of five games located throughout the bar. Their goal is to take home the much-needed prize that will go towards a viral internet sensation that they have each chosen to support. The competition heats up when the losing rival of each round has a chance to even the score by spinning the Wheel of Redemption, however, this risky move could result in some hilarious consequences. Ultimately, the triumphant team takes home a prize while the losing celebrity must accept the shame of defeat. Luckily, in Barmageddon, no matter who wins and who loses, everyone has fun along the way. 

With Daly manning the bar, Shelton leading the audience in live music sing-alongs, and the pair coming together for hilarious banter as they occupationally show off their own skills, there’s nothing but fun to be had within the show. 

This season’s celebrity competitors include:

  • Kelly Clarkson vs. Michelle Rodriguez
  • Gwen Stefani vs. Blake Shelton
  • David Arquette vs. Colbie Caillat
  • Jelly Roll vs. Gabriel Iglesias
  • Carly Pearce vs. Boyz II Men
  • Ice T vs. Blake Shelton
  • Rob Riggle vs. Chris Hardwick
  • Nikki Glaser vs. Al Madrigal
  • Bill Engvall vs. AJ McCarron
  • Lauren Alaina vs. Blake Shelton

In addition to the regularly scheduled programming, a special holiday episode will also air on Monday, Dec. 4 at 10 P.M. ET/PT on NBC before making its way to USA. For one night only, Barmageddon will be transformed into a winter wonderland where Blake Shelton and rapper Ice T will match up in larger-than-life bar games with a holiday twist. These holly jolly-themed games will include Merry Axe-Mas, Doodle All the Way, Little Drummer Boy (and Girl), Reindeer Games, and Christmas Carol-okie.

The inaugural season of Barmageddon premiered on December 5, 2022, on the USA Network and featured the creative minds behind the project, Blake Shelton and Carson Daly with host, Nikki Bella.

Blake Shelton; Photo by: Eric Ogden/USA Network
Blake Shelton; Photo by: Eric Ogden/USA Network

The idea for the fast-paced show originally came to the “God’s Country” singer and Daly while working together on the set of the singing competition show, The Voice. From there, it evolved into a round of rowdy bar games played by celebrity guests including Shelton’s wife Gwen Stefani, Chris Young, Trace Adkins and Kane Brown. 

“What we were aiming for was real-life The Hangover,” Shelton told PEOPLE at the time. “We wanted to try to capture that in a TV show with people that we know.”

First Season Was A Success

Barmageddon has since been dubbed USA’s most-watched unscripted freshman series in almost three years across all platforms.

The show is produced by White Label Productions and JLP Pictures for the USA Network with Shelton, Daly, Lee Metzger, and White Label’s Chris Wagner serving as executive producers.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.