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Debut by Year

This report provides a list of panelist debuts broken down by year.

1998

Panelist debuts: 9

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
1998-01-03   Roy Blount, Jr. 274 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell  
1998-01-03   Peter Sagal 15 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell  
1998-01-03   Roxanne Roberts 396 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell  
1998-01-10   Margo Kaufman 27 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell  
1998-01-17   Charlie Pierce 311 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell  
1998-01-17   Amy Dickinson 122 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell  
1998-03-28   Adam Felber 341 Dan Coffey Carl Kasell  
1998-10-24   Nell Benjamin 1 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell  
1998-12-05   Sue Ellicott 139 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • John Nielsen

1999

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
1999-01-23   Andrea Michaels 2 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Ann Taylor
1999-03-27   Claudia Perry 3 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Joe Palca

2000

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2000-05-20   Ken Rudin 2 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Ira Glass
2000-07-08   Patt Morrison 11 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Liane Hansen

2001

Panelist debuts: 3

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2001-02-17   Paula Poundstone 238 Peter Sagal Corey Flintoff
  • Frank De Ford
2001-09-29   Evan Smith 4 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Kurt Andersen
2001-11-17   P.J. O'Rourke 90 Peter Sagal Jean Cochran
  • Gene Simmons

2002

Panelist debuts: 1

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2002-01-19   Mo Rocca 193 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Calvin Trillin

2003

No panelists made their debut in 2003.

2004

Panelist debuts: 3

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2004-03-27   Karen Grigsby Bates 2 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Daniel Okrent
2004-08-07   Richard Roeper 8 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Scott Turow
2004-10-16   Kyrie O'Connor 106 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Ricky Gervais

2005

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2005-03-19   Aamer Haleem 7 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Bob Schieffer
2005-08-13   Tom Bodett 161 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Terry Gross

2006

Panelist debuts: 3

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2006-07-01   Luke Burbank 80 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Gwen Ifill
2006-09-23   Paul Provenza 34 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Joy Behar
2006-10-28   Angela Nissel 5 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Tom Bergeron

2007

No panelists made their debut in 2007.

2008

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2008-04-26   Drew Carey 1 Peter Sagal Korva Coleman
  • Moby
2008-08-02   Alison Stewart 4 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Debra Winger

2009

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2009-06-06   Julia Sweeney 6 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Ed Helms
2009-10-17   Faith Salie 98 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Susie Essman

2010

Panelist debuts: 4

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2010-03-27   Keegan-Michael Key 3 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Michael Lewis (Author)
2010-06-19   Peter Grosz 62 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta
2010-09-04   Maz Jobrani 47 Peter Sagal Korva Coleman
  • Meghan McCain
2010-10-02   Alonzo Bodden 66 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Mac McCaughan

2011

Panelist debuts: 3

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2011-01-29   Brian Babylon 53 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Cal Ripken Jr.
2011-06-25   Jessi Klein 25 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Bill Clinton
2011-12-24   Nick Hancock 1 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Neil Gaiman

2012

Panelist debuts: 4

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2012-07-14   Bobcat Goldthwait 18 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Brooke Shields
2012-07-28   Simon Amstell 1 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Paul Krugman
2012-08-04   Paula Pell 1 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
2012-11-03   Firoozeh Dumas 2 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Dr. Wayne Clough

2013

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2013-06-01   Ken Jennings 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Deepak Chopra
2013-09-07   Neko Case 2 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Baz Luhrmann

2014

Panelist debuts: 7

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2014-01-25   Hannibal Buress 1 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Jim Cramer
2014-03-08   Mike Birbiglia 3 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Steward Copeland
2014-03-15   Cindy Chupack 1 Peter Sagal Carl Kasell
  • Joby Ogwyn
2014-05-31   Rosie Perez 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Alicia Silverstone
2014-06-14   Ophira Eisenberg 3 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Mary Higgins Clark
2014-06-28   Shelby Fero 4 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Scarlett Johansson
2014-09-13   Moshe Kasher 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Richard Lewis

2015

Panelist debuts: 6

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2015-02-07   Reza Aslan 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Simon Doonan
2015-03-21   Gabe Liedman 3 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Richard Price
2015-04-25   Aparna Nancherla 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Bruce Eric Kaplan
2015-06-06   Greg Proops 3 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Brian Grazer
2015-09-19   Adam Burke 34 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Tom Ricketts
2015-09-26   Iliza Shlesinger 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Jewel

2016

Panelist debuts: 2

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2016-02-06   Helen Hong 37 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Lena Headey
2016-03-19   Marina Franklin 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Andre Royo

2017

Panelist debuts: 9

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2017-02-18   Alexandra Petri 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Nora Roberts
2017-03-18   Negin Farsad 24 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Paul Shaffer
2017-04-22   Jeff Garlin 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Ina Garten
2017-05-20   Janelle James 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Ben Sasse
2017-06-10   Tracy Clayton 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Esther Perel
2017-06-24   Phoebe Robinson 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Eddie Izzard
2017-08-05   Patton Oswalt 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Jeffery Tambor
2017-09-16   Hari Kondabolu 11 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Josh Homme
2017-11-18   John Hodgman 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Liz Climo

2018

Panelist debuts: 6

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2018-01-27   Bim Adewunmi 5 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Krysten Ritter
2018-02-17   Liz Miele 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • David Duchovny
2018-03-10   Tara Clancy 5 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Austan Goolsbee
2018-03-24   Rashawn Scott 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • LeVar Burton
2018-06-30   Tom Papa 6 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Fabien Cousteau
2018-09-08   Maeve Higgins 14 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Jenny Han

2019

Panelist debuts: 6

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2019-05-04   Petey DeAbreu 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Steve Ballmer
2019-06-08   Aida Rodriguez 3 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Olivia Wilde
2019-06-15   Jordan Carlos 3 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Kristine Lilly
2019-10-12   Shannon O'Neill 1 Peter Sagal Chioke I'Anson
  • Regina King
2019-11-02   Josh Gondelman 7 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Gloria Steinem
2019-11-23   Joel Kim Booster 7 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Elaine Welteroth

2020

Panelist debuts: 5

Show Best Of Panelist # of Regular Appearances Host Scorekeeper Guest
2020-03-07   Demi Adejuyigbe 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Karamo Brown
2020-05-23   Alison Leiby 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Christina Koch
2020-07-25   DulcĂ© Sloan 3 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Padma Lakshmi
2020-10-24   Eugene Cordero 2 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Doug Jones
2020-11-14   Joanna Hausmann 1 Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis
  • Chelsea Peretti

2021

No panelists made their debut in 2021.