In Hollywood Game Night two contestants in each episode will be 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 the celebrity crowd. Part Hollywood club and part casual game night, the series promises viewers a fresh look into the lives of the rich and famous.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Hollywood Game Night is an American television game show currently airing on NBC. The series, which is hosted by Jane Lynch, premiered on July 11, 2013. The game follows two contestants who take part in a casual game night with three celebrities each, making the main episode a game between two four-player teams. Five games are played on each episode, with teams accumulating points based on their performance in each of the games. After the fifth game, the contestant on the team with the most points competes in a bonus round with one of the episode's celebrities. The chosen celebrity plays for a chance to win $10,000 for a charity of his or her choice, while the contestants compete to win $25,000. The series has generally received positive critical reception and earned relatively modest television ratings, while also inspiring several worldwide adaptions, as well as a party game and mobile app based on the show. The series' fifth and most recent season premiered on June 22, 2017, and concluded on September 6. The series has been honored with several awards nominations, winning the Writers Guild of America Award for Quiz and Audience Participation for three consecutive years. Lynch, meanwhile, has also been recognized for her performance as host, earning three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program and winning twice.
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On August 1, 2011, NBC announced that they were developing a series under the name Celebrity Game Night. This project's name was changed to Hollywood Game Night when it was ordered and greenlit on December 18, 2012. In February 2013, it was announced that Jane Lynch would host the show. The first season of Hollywood Game Night premiered on July 11, 2013. Created by actor/producer Sean Hayes and producer Todd Milliner, the show was inspired by real-life cocktail party-style game nights held by Hayes and Milliner. “Sean Hayes, the creator of the series, has these notorious game nights that are so much fun, that a variety of people go to because he has a lot of interesting people in his life,” Lynch told The Huffington Post. “And he said 'Let's put it on TV,' and NBC said, 'OK!' Before I knew it, I was hosting it, and we rented this mansion that is, ostensibly, mine, and we put couches in there and we got everybody tanked up on booze and we played these games.” On August 20, 2013, NBC renewed Hollywood Game Night for a ten-episode second season. The program's second season began with a Christmas episode that aired on December 23, 2013. Regularly scheduled episodes then premiered on January 20, 2014, and aired on Mondays until February 3. The rest of the season's episodes were aired on Thursdays, from February 27 to July 24. The season was soon extended, with the eleventh episode airing on April 17. The season includes fifteen new party games as well as some from the previous season. NBC announced on May 11, 2014 that Hollywood Game Night would return for a third season. Season three began airing on July 7. After season three's conclusion, a New Year's Eve-themed live episode of Hollywood Game Night, New Year’s Eve Game Night, was broadcast by NBC on December 31, 2015, replacing the primetime hour of New Year's Eve with Carson Daly. Andy Cohen hosted, as Lynch was unable to participate due to other commitments. Season four premiered on January 5, 2016. Season four episodes aired on Tuesdays at 8 pm beginning January 5, 2016 until February 23 of the same year. The show returned with a new episode on March 13, 2016, in its new time slot of 10 pm Eastern Time. On March 30, NBC pulled the show from its Sunday night schedule, with one unaired episode remaining from the fourth season, which aired on July 28, 2016. On May 15, 2016, NBC announced plans to renew the series for a fifth season set to debut sometime during the 2016–17 television season. Originally set to premiere on August 7, 2017, the season debut was eventually moved up to June 22 of that year. Including its season premiere, the series' fifth season ran for ten episodes, concluding on September 6, 2017. Season five also added a “backyard” set (actually a studio set decorated to appear to be outdoors). At least one game per show, requiring more space than the original “great room” set could provide, is played in the “backyard”. On April 11, 2017, Game Show Network (GSN) announced its acquisition of the first four seasons, which began airing on April 17. On March 19, 2018, NBC renewed the series for a sixth season with 13 episodes. A special episode of Hollywood Game Night aired on May 24, 2018, as part of NBC's evening of programming in support of the Red Nose Day charity.
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