“Glee” star Jane Lynch has been tapped to star in a new NBC game show, the network announced Friday.
Lynch will host “Hollywood Game Night,” which will pit A-list celebrities against everyday folks as they hang out together and play pop-culture-based games in a “cocktail party atmosphere.”
NBC has ordered eight hour-long episodes of the series that comes from Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”) and Todd Milliner.
No premiere date has been announced.
“With Jane Lynch on board as our host, we now have a key component in place that will further enliven the sheer fun of a raucous Hollywood party that will include real everyday people,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC president of alternative and late night programming, in a statement. “Her exuberant wit and ability to think quickly will be the perfect match for our show which will give viewers a fresh look inside the off-set lives of their favorite celebrities — and allow them a chance to win money as well.”
Lynch added: “I’m so thrilled to let the world in on the fun with Sean at ‘Game Night’! The format is sure to provide a lot of unexpected results that will keep everyone off-balance and entertained.”
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