VIDEO: First Look - Jane Lynch Hosts NBC's HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT
Hollywood Game Night is a new hour-long game show series from Emmy Award-winning actor/producer Sean Hayes ("Will & Grace," "Hot in Cleveland"), based on his real-life "game nights." Each episode will feature A-list celebrities hanging out and living it up in a cocktail party atmosphere. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch ("Glee") will serve as host. The show premieres on Thursday, July 11 at 10-11 p.m. ET on NBC. Get a first look below!
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Glee star compared her new hosting gig to her current run as 'Miss Hannigan' in the Broadway revival of Annie. "Hollywood Game Night was such a joy to do, it was easy and ran itself; it was an exercise in surrender and trust, everything just worked beautifully," she explained. "Annie, on the opposite end of the spectrum, was laid at my feet to rehearse, Figure It Out so I could just be plugged in without disrupting the whole show. That was really gratifying that I was able to hopefully, seamlessly get into that show and bring something to it and be part of a wonderful ensemble."
Lynch plays her final performance of Annie on July 14th.
About HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT:
In the series, 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 some of their favorite celebrities. Part Hollywood club and part casual game night, the series promises viewers a fresh look into the lives of the celebrity crowd.
At the end, one of the two contestants will walk away with a cash prize and a night of stories and memories for friends and family back home. Featuring well-known names from the world of television, film, sports and politics, among other entities, this isn't a typical game show. Rather, it's a peek behind the curtain of the Hollywood scene and a chance to hang out for a night with a group of your favorite celebrities.
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