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Glee’s Jane Lynch will soon be able to add game show host to her resume. NBC has brought the Emmy-winner on board the network’s new show Hollywood Game Night, the brainchild of Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes that will see A-list Hollywood stars sit down to play games with non-celebrity contestants.
Hollywood Game Night is described as a fun and raucous show that is nothing like the average game show. It will give contestants a chance to win cash prizes for spending some time hanging out with celebrities in a “cocktail party atmosphere” and playing pop culture-based games. The idea comes from Hayes’ own game nights and will include service of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a house band playing as the guests mingle and play games. It doesn’t sound to me like they will even need to hand out the cash prizes to get people signed up for this show - it's a chance to hang out and party with celebrities Hollywood-style, and I know plenty of people who would happily do that for free.
Jane Lynch, who is best known to TV viewers for her role as Sue Sylvester on Glee, is also a Broadway star and has provided voice talents to a number of animated movies, including Wreck-It Ralph. Her live movie credits include The 40-Year-Old Virgin and the recent Sundance entry Afternoon Delight. She’ll be adding her hosting duties on Hollywood Game Night to a TV resume that includes several recurring roles on shows like Two and a Half Men in addition to Glee.
Hollywood Game Night is executive produced by Sean Hayes along with Grimm’s Todd Milliner, Michael Agbabian, and Dwight D. Smith. No word yet on when it will premiere, but it sounds like it will be a lot of fun to watch.