Terry Morrow: Ex-Lady Vol Candace Parker goes behind game show table

Candace Parker, shown here in action as a Lady Vol, joins the game show set.

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Candace Parker, shown here in action as a Lady Vol, joins the game show set.

Former Lady Vol Candace Parker is joining the ranks of Kitty Carlisle and Arlene Francis — sort of.

Parker will be a guest panelist on the cable channel game show "Figure It Out," in which celebrities attempt to guess a youngster's talent or skill.

It's sort of a mix of "I've Got A Secret" and "America's Got Talent."

She'll appear on "Figure It Out" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, on Nickelodeon.

Fellow panelists include Daniella Monet ("Victorious"), Max Schneider and Samantha Boscarino ("How to Rock").

Parker was a starter on the Lady Vols, which won the 2007 and 2008 NCAA championships. She also won the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice award as the favorite female athlete in the sports category.

Every "Figure it Out" episode features a panel of four stars trying to guess the talent or accomplishment of two kid contestants each, through three rounds of game play, by asking yes or no questions while being bombarded by messy visual and tactile clues, according to Nickelodeon.

For every round the panel fails to figure it out, the contestant wins a prize.

Following three rounds, if the panel can't figure out the skill, the contestant wins a grand prize. Each game culminates in the reveal of the talent with an in-studio demo.


Comic Jamie Kennedy, whose father is from Knoxville, is making a stop back home to perform.

Kennedy will do his stand-up routine Dec. 6-8 at Sidesplitters Comedy Club in West Knoxville.

The 42-year-old actor's show times are 7:45 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., depending on the show date.

For more information, go to http://sidesplitterscomedy.com/Knoxville/calendar.asp or call 865-934-5233.

Terry Morrow may be reached at 865-342-6445 or morrowt@knoxville.com.

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