NBC is playing games with Glee‘s Jane Lynch, signing the Emmy winner to host Hollywood Game Night.
The new 8-episode reality series, from actor/producer Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Grimm, Hot in Cleveland), features A-list celebrities hanging out and playing games with fun-loving non-celebrity contestants in a “cocktail party atmosphere.”
“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 NBC’s reality boss, Paul Telegdy. “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.”
NBC’s announcement made no mention of a premiere date or time slot for Game Night, but a source says it will likely bow in late summer.