Ellen’s Game of Games premieres January 2nd, 8pm on NBC.
Capitalizing on her daytime success, Ellen DeGeneres is hosting a primetime game show series on NBC. Game of Games essentially takes the most popular and hilariously fun games from The Ellen DeGeneres Show and stretches them into an hour-long format. The contestants, pulled right from the audience, will have to maneuver massive obstacles, answer questions under immense pressure and face a gigantic plunge into the unknown. The prize? Lots of cash.
DeGeneres as expected, makes a great host. When you’ve already emceeed the Oscars, you better be able to host a network game show! Ellen’s personality is great and helps keeps things light. Fans of her iconic daytime show will enjoy seeing the inventive challenges again, but even new viewers might like what they see.
In an interview teasing the wacky games, DeGeneres said they’re “pulling out all the stops — gigantic sets, hilarious games. It’s going to be like a combination of ‘American Ninja Warrior,’ ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and a water park. OK, it’s nothing like that, but you should still watch.”