The queen of daytime realness, Ellen, spoke candidly about her new show she is developing “Ellen’s Game of Games” where she described to fans and viewers on what to expect for the busy host and the show’s content. And, how sickening that she gave a special shout out to RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Check it out:
“I’m so excited to be hosting a huge prime-time game show for NBC. 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. Okay, it’s nothing like that, but you should still watch,” DeGeneres said in a statement.
In quintessential game-show form, “Ellen’s Game of Games” will draw contestants from the audience and give them the opportunity to win some cash by . . . well, basically by being silly. Participants are expected to perform stunts and answer trivia questions, and—we can only assume—dance.
The show is expected to be lighthearted and fun (i.e., precisely what the viewing public could use right now), but—as with everything Ellen—it will likely make a point of being inclusive and engaging. In other words, an Ellen-hosted game show will be a nice reminder of all the quirky goodness that still manages to exist in the world.
“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,” Paul Telegdy, president of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Reality Group, said in a press release. “She is among the very best at engaging with her devoted audience and we are all in for a treat when her antics hit prime time.”
NBC has not yet announced when Ellen’s Game of Games will debut. In the meantime, here’s a taste of what’s to come:
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