NBC Orders Ellen DeGeneres Game Show ‘Ellen’s Game of Games’

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NBC has given a six-episode order to a primetime game show based on segments from Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime series.

The hourlong “Ellen’s Game of Games” will raid the cupboards of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” drawing from a well of games like “What’s In the Box?” and “Know Or Go?”

DeGeneres will host the Warner Horizon Television series and exec produce via her studio-based A Very Good Production banner. Additional executive producers include Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner from”The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” as well as Kevin Leman, Jeff Kleeman and David A. Hurwitz. Telepictures, which produces DeGeneres’ syndicated talk show that airs on 82 NBC owned and affiliated stations, will serve in the same capacity alongside Warner Horizon Unscripted Television.


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“Ellen’s impact as a daytime icon is unprecedented and we can’t wait to see her bring that amazing spirit to ‘Game of Games,’” NBC alternative and reality group president Paul Telegdy said. “She is among the very best at engaging with her devoted audience and we are all in for a treat when her antics hit primetime.”

“I’m so excited to be hosting a huge primetime game show for NBC,” DeGeneres said. “We’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.”

“Since establishing Warner Alternative Television over three years ago, some of our greatest successes have come from working with Ellen and her incredibly talented team,” said Mike Darnell, president of WB unscripted and alternative TV. “But the dream has always been to get Ellen herself to say yes to hosting a primetime show. Now that she finally has, I am more than ecstatic. We’ve married a great concept to the best host in the business. Home run!”

NBC hasn’t yet set a premiere date for the series.

DeGeneres, who also serves as an exec producer on NBC’s “Little Big Shots” — hosted by Steve Harvey — and has a scripted comedy pilot in contention at ABC, is repped by ICM Partners and Morris Yorn.

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  1. Jennifer C Jolly says:

    Hello Ellen staff, I am a 52 yr young mother of one with a awsome husband we live in Little River, SC which is a little town by the Mrytle Beach area. I am a bartender at a local sports bar and restaurant, I have a great spirit for life and believe life should be fun whenever possible, my smile proves that. Please consider me for your Game of Games show. Thank you, JJ

  2. barbara says:

    hello Miss Ellen my name is Barb I’m from west Virginia would love to do your game thing ive never been out of west Virginia cant wait to hear from ya

  3. Hi Ellen, I watch your show all the time. I’m a single mom with four sons that I would like to have a chance to be on your show they don’t really do much , so I would love for them to be on your show to see just how athletic they really are. Thank You so much for an opportunity.

  4. ME says:

    People begging Ellen to be on her new show..with their sob stories. Seriously smh..pathetic. What are the odds she’ll see those comments?

  5. Dear Ellen, my husband and I never miss your show. It is the highlight of our afternoon. The last 7 months have not been our best. My husband and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary , he lost his job, and was admitted to the hospital for a week for chronic kidney disease, all in one day. Because he is unable to work anymore we don’t qualify for unemployment compensation. I’ve been working 2 jobs and trying my best to make ends meet. I sure would love to be a contestant for your game show. My husband laughs so hard when he sees them. I’d love to see him watch me play one of your games.

  6. Lisa Goodman says:

    Hi Ellen, Twitch and the gang. My daughter and I DVR your show daily. We love coming home from a long day at work, relax, laugh and learn with you daily. We wish you were on seven days a week to brighten our day. Just heard your announcement from your Friday, March 3, 2017 show that you will be hosting a “Game of Games ” show, how wonderful! We would love to be a contestant on your show. Or at the least be in the audience to cheer others on. This would mean so much to us, especially to my daughter, Jennifer. This past week she learned that one of her dogs has meningitis (didn’t know dogs can get it). Poor Bandit, the dog, has had an MRI, Spinal Tap, been in a special neurological dogie Hospital for half the week. He cannot be left alone, and will remain on medicines the rest of his life, however long that may be. I know being or attending your show will not make Bandit better, but it sure would bring a HUGE smile to Jennifer’s face. .

    Please pick us for your new show “Game of Games” Remember to be kind to one another.

  7. Kelly teague says:

    I’m 46 but I want to do it with my daughter who is 26 👯‍♂️

  8. citlali says:

    hi ellen I super love the show and will like so much to be on youre show hop you pick me thank love waching youre show everyday

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