'Hollywood Game Night' Announces Additional Celebrities for Second Season

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December 19th, 2013


via press release:


Summer Hit Continues Jan. 20 With Emmy Award and Golden Globe Winner Jane Lynch as Host

Previously Announced Holiday Special to Air on Monday, Dec. 23

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2013 —  “Hollywood Game Night” will return to NBC on Monday, Jan. 20 with back-to- back episodes (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).

The season kicks off with a heated battle of the sexes. Julie Bowen, Beth Behrs and Valerie Bertinelli will face off against Lester Holt, Jason Alexander and Martin Short in a series of hilarious games.

Also appearing this season are Sean Hayes, Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Alison Janney, Don Cheadle, Christina Applegate, Rosie O’Donnell, Penny Marshall, Chris Colfer, Taryn Manning, Donald Faison, Kaley Cuoco, Alison Sweeney, Fred Willard, Breckin Meyer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Taraji P. Henson, Angela Kinsey, Jenna Elfman, Molly Shannon, Ellie Kemper, Bob Harper, Joel Madden, Nate Berkus, Erika Christensen, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mel B., Padma Lakshmi, Michael Weatherly, Yvette Nicole Brown, Anthony Anderson, Tiffani Thiessen, Pete Wentz, Adam Scott, Gary Dell’abate, Retta, Michael Chiklis, Tom Lennon, Paget Brewster, Mario Lopez, Alyssa Milano, Cobie Smulders, Taran Killam, Angie Harmon, Mark Feuerstein, Mayim Bialik and Henry Winkler.

Ray Romano, Cheryl Hines, Gavin DeGraw, Rachel Bilson, Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker were previously announced to appear in the holiday episode airing Monday, Dec. 23 at 10 p.m. following the season finale of “The Sing-Off.”

Almost a dozen new games have been added to the mix this season, including instant favorites "Clue-Boom!" and "Show Me the Music. In “Clue-Boom!” players will draw clues from a confetti-filled bowl as they race against the clock to have their teammates guess the answers before the bowl explodes in their possession. “Show Me the Music” is a charades-style music game where three celebrities will have to get their teammate to guess a series of songs by acting them out.

In the series, two contestants 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 and compete for the chance to win up to $25,000.

“Hollywood Game Night,” hosted by Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch, is produced by Hazy Mills Productions (“Grimm,” “Sean Saves the World,” “Hot in Cleveland”), Mission Control Media (Syfy’s “Face Off”) and Universal Television. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith are executive producers.

  • Jason

    I think they should put Mark-Paul, Mario, and Tiffani into one episode and do a semi- Saved By the Bell reunion.

  • mathew

    wait so this isnt a summer show anymore?

  • Rebecca

    I’ll watch any time they want to air this show (or record it or stream it) – I enjoyed it a lot over the summer. I’m setting the DVR to record it this Monday since I’ll be at Disneyland all day, lol.

  • Stephanie

    I can’t wait to see it with Chris Colfer…and Alison Janney, Jane Lynch…sounds like fun-! Sadly, I’ll be at work that night, but will DVR it.

  • Ultima

    wait so this isnt a summer show anymore?

    There just airing a few of the episodes in the winter and will presumably order more so they can run it all summer (probably twice a week given how well it repeats).

  • Lyl

    As annoying as Rosie is nowadays – she should still be fun to watch on THIS type of show.

  • Jamie04

    Yes! I love this show. I can’t wait to see Chris Colfer, Padma Lakshmi, Michael Weatherly and Mario Lopez!!

  • Psac

    This show is way better than it sounds on paper.

  • Bradley

    I think this is still a summer show. They are just filling the void before The Voice returns with a small run of this show. It’s actually very good with a fun concept.

  • Steph

    A lot of good ones! I can’t wait.

  • JR35

    There are 50-somethign names there, which would mean eight-plus shows- these will all air outside of summer?

  • Joseph

    “Hollywood Game Night” should:

    (1) Be more family-friendly, and,

    (2) Be broadcast Saturdays from 8 to 9 P.M. Eastern/Pacific.

    With such weak competition, it could be a major hit, and if it’s made more family-friendly, it will have appeal to children, one of two demographic groups (the other being senior citizens) who watch TV in large numbers on Saturday nights.

  • Nick

    Wow, that’s an impressive list of celebrities. For a show that was pulling 1.4s during the summer, it’s amazing they were able to get so many well-known a and b list celebrities.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Loved the summer run. I hope the show gets bigger and bigger! I didn’t think I would care about Lynch but she simply blew me away — great host!

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