Is Jane Lynch the next Bob Barker? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "Glee" star has been tapped by NBC to host "Hollywood Game Night," a competition show hailing from "Will and Grace" star Sean Hayes and producing partner Todd Milliner.
The concept will reportedly feature "A-list celebrities hanging out and playing games with non-celebrity contestants in a cocktail party atmosphere," and though no star players have yet been announced, NBC told THR that well-known figures from film, TV, sports and politics would likely be involved.
“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,” Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC, said in a statement. “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.”
Lynch added, "I'm so thrilled to let the world in on the fun with Sean at Game Night! The format is sure to provide a lot of unexpected results that will keep everyone off-balance and entertained.”
The game show has been given an eight episode order, and is said to be based on Hayes' own real-life game nights.
Will you watch "Hollywood Game Night"?