'Hollywood Game Night' Renewed for Second Season by NBC

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August 20th, 2013

Hollywood Game Night

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Jane Lynch Returns as Host

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 20, 2013 — NBC has given a second-season, 10 episode-renewal to Thursday night alternative series “Hollywood Game Night.” The game show, hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch, is the brainchild of award-winning actor-producer Sean Hayes and is based on his real-life game nights. The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.

Celebrities who participated during the first season included Kristin Bell, Rose Byrne, Nick Cannon, Kristin Chenoweth, Minnie Driver, Patricia Heaton, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Amy Poehler, Martin Short and Jason Sudeikis.

“'Hollywood Game Night' allows the audience to take a seat on the couch next to their favorite celebrities and enjoy the pandemonium and exuberance of the colorful cast of celebrities in each episode," said Telegdy. “Jane and her friends know how to throw a party and we're thrilled viewers have come to play too.”

Added Lynch: “It’s fun hanging with friends and playing ringmaster, while trying to help our contestants earn $25,000. It’s a win-win for all.”

In the series, two contestants in each episode are transported from their everyday lives into a once-in-a-lifetime night of fun and celebration as they step beyond the velvet rope and rub shoulders with some of their favorite celebrities. Part Hollywood club and part casual game night, the series is a fresh look into the lives of the celebrity crowd.

“Hollywood Game Night” is produced by Hazy Mills Productions (NBC’s “Grimm,” “Hot in Cleveland, “Soul Man”), Mission Control Media (Syfy’s “Face Off”), and Universal Television. Hayes, Todd Milliner, Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith are executive producers.

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  • Kenny

    I’m thinking this is the Only Summer Renewal???

  • Travis

    Great. Love this show!!

  • Austin

    I love this show.

  • ph

    Jane Lynch is a terrible host.

  • igoreli

    Jane Lynch is a perfect host.

  • joeydavid.com

    It’s a fun show to watch, not like those stupid other so called reality shows that claim they’re reality but are scripted.

  • Michael

    is nbc’s show siberia a miniseries? if not what are its chances of being renewed for next summer?

  • Tyler

    What’s wrong with Jane as a host? She’s charismatic and very funny! Perfect.

  • Nick

    It’s a fun show, so I’m glad it was renewed. I just hope that it gets a better timeslot next year…

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  • Quadrey

    Siberia is toast

  • joel

    Great show, and Jane is a natural as a game show host.

  • Percy

    Hopefully Camp will get renewed! When do you thnk we will hear about that?

  • James C.

    This was an easy decision. Cheap to make and #1 in its time slot every single night.

  • Nick

    This was doing better in the same timeslot, in the summer, than Hannibal, and NBC renewed that. So this was a no brainer.

  • JoshuaCanada

    I liked it when it started but the show felt like it started to get really repetitive as it reached around it’s fifth episode, but good for NBC, the show does well.

  • Ultima

    Who didn’t see this coming? Even the regular Tuesday repeat is one of the highest rated new shows this summer.

    I’m thinking this is the Only Summer Renewal?

    Whose Line was renewed as well, if you want to consider that a new show.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Ultima

    Under the Dome was Renewed too.

  • Peter


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