or


[02/22/13 - 01:32 PM]
NBC Names Emmy and Golden Globe Winner Jane Lynch as Host of New Game Show Series "Hollywood Game Night" from Producer Sean Hayes
The eight-episode series "brings both players and viewers into the exclusive world of Hollywood royalty as celebrities gather for a fun, pop-culture based game night."

[via press release from NBC]

NBC NAMES EMMY AND GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER JANE LYNCH AS HOST OF NEW GAME SHOW SERIES "HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT" FROM PRODUCER SEAN HAYES

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 22, 2013 - Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch has been named as host of NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" - a new game show series from fellow Emmy-winning actor/producer Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner ("Grimm," "Hot in Cleveland") that features A-list celebrities hanging out and playing games with fun-loving non-celebrity contestants in a cocktail party atmosphere.

The announcement was made today by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC.

"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 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."

"I'm so thrilled to let the world in on the fun with Sean at 'Game Night'!" said Lynch. "The format is sure to provide a lot of unexpected results that will keep everyone off-balance and entertained."

Lynch, who will soon be seen on Broadway in "Annie," cut her theatrical teeth at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicago-land area.

Her recent feature-film credits include "A.C.O.D," "Three Stooges," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Julie & Julia," "Shrek Forever After," "The Post-Grad Survival Guide" and "Paul and Brownie Masters." Lynch's past film work includes Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration," "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show," as well as "Role Models," "The Rocker," "Spring Breakdown," the animated film "Space Chimps," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," "Talladega Nights," "The 40 Year Old Virgin," Margaret Cho's "Celeste and Bam Bam," Alan Cumming's "Suffering Man's Charity," "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," "Sleepover" and "Surviving Eden."

In addition, she can currently be seen in the Ryan Murphy-produced television series "Glee," for which she won an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for portraying the iconic television character of Sue Sylvester. Some of her other recent credits include the STARZ series "Party Down," "Lovespring" (a Lifetime original series), "Desperate Housewives" and "Weeds" as well as the last season of "The L Word" opposite Cybill Shepherd. She has recurring roles on "Two and a Half Men," "Criminal Minds" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine. "

Lynch's play "Oh Sister, My Sister!" had runs at the Tamarind Theatre and Bang Theater, and garnered the LA Weekly "Comedy Ensemble of the Year Award." She also authored the autobiography "Happy Accidents," which topped several national bestseller lists, including The New York and Los Angeles Times.

The hour-long game show series from Hayes ("Will & Grace," "Hot in Cleveland") is based on his real-life "game nights," showcasing popular celebrities enjoying themselves in a cocktail party environment.

"Hollywood Game Night" -- which has an eight-episode order -- brings both players and viewers into the exclusive world of Hollywood royalty as celebrities gather for a fun, pop-culture based game night. The mood is lively, playful, and spontaneous -- with flowing drinks, passed hors d'oeuvres and a live house band.

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 -- 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.

"Hollywood Game Night" is produced by Hazy Mills Productions (NBC's "Grimm," "Hot in Cleveland, "Soul Man"), Mission Control Media (Syfy's "Face Off"), and Universal Television. Hayes, Todd Milliner, Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith are the executive producers.





  [february 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· FACE OFF (SYFY)
· GLEE (FOX)
· GRIMM (NBC)
· HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (NBC)
· HOT IN CLEVELAND (TV LAND)
· SOUL MAN, THE (TV LAND)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)









[03/31/15 - 12:00 PM]
FX Orders Fourth Season of "The Americans"
Four episodes remain in the current season, which will conclude with the season finale on April 22.

[03/31/15 - 10:55 AM]
Jeff Fahey Joins the Cast of El Rey Network/Miramax's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Fahey has been cast in the role of "Uncle Eddie Cruickshank," the man who raised The Gecko Brothers after their father died in a fire.

[03/31/15 - 10:11 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2015-2016 Upfront Slate
"Discovery Channel is going from strength to strength this coming year," said Rich Ross. "We're adding new documentaries, scripted series and themed programming to a strong lineup of new unscripted series."

[03/31/15 - 10:10 AM]
TLC Fills Out 2015-2016 Slate Of Programming with Style, Unique Families, And Life's Most Important Moments
This mix of authentic real people, compelling transformation, and larger-than-life stories will drive the network forward in the coming year.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Science Channel's 2015-2016 Upfront Programming Slate Breaks Boundaries
The passion, curiosity and bold questions that define the brand are all featured in Science Channel's provocative lineup of exciting shows.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime(R)'s Hit Series, "Devious Maids" From Executive Producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Returns for Third Season on June 1st
The series moves to Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c leading into the new series "UnREAL" at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/31/15 - 10:08 AM]
Velocity Adds Horse Power to Record Ratings Growth with 2015-16 Upfront Slate
Velocity's 2015-16 programming slate of 12 top returning franchises and several new series look to strengthen ratings with more than 220 premiere hours.

[03/31/15 - 10:07 AM]
Animal Planet Walks on the Wild Side with Its 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate
In 2014, Animal Planet ranked among the top-20 ad-supported cable networks in prime among Men 25-54 for the third consecutive year.

[03/31/15 - 10:06 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches New Series Hosted by Legendary Journalist Barbara Walters
"Barbara Walters sets the bar for journalism with remarkable and iconic interviews and unparalleled instinct for getting to the heart of a story," said Henry Schleiff.

[03/31/15 - 10:05 AM]
Investigation Discovery Debuts More Than 650 Hours of Powerful Original Content This 2015-16 Upfront Season
With more than 650 hours of original content planned this season, ID is poised to continue the incredible audience growth that has made the network a serial success as one of the top destinations for women on television.

[03/31/15 - 10:04 AM]
Discovery Life Channel Announces 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate Filled with Heart-Pounding Medical Mysteries and Dramatic Series Capturing Life's Most Unexpected Moments
Discovery Life Channel delivers the heart-wrenching drama of those overcoming extreme adversity in an immersive storytelling style that captures the very best of nonfiction television.

[03/31/15 - 10:03 AM]
American Heroes Channel's 2015-16 Upfront Slate Welcomes the Return of Hit Series "Gunslingers" and "Against The Odds" to Network
AHC focuses on timeless and compelling action and adventure stories that bridge a connection between the lessons of past and the legends of today.

[03/31/15 - 10:02 AM]
Destination America's 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate Takes All-American Entertainment Across the Country
Whether cooking special sauce at a Texas BBQ competition, exploring unknown territory in Alaska, hunting for monsters in West Virginia, building an epic dream house in the Rockies, or never giving up the fight in the wrestling ring, Destination America is TV that celebrates U.S.

[03/31/15 - 10:01 AM]
Discovery Family Channel Leaps Into 2015-16 Upfront Season
Discovery Family Channel features a clever mix of entertaining, high-quality real-world content that appeals to the entire family.

[03/31/15 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Renews "New Girl" for a Fifth Season
The series will celebrate its landmark 100th episode during the upcoming 2015-2016 season.