NBC has renewed “Hollywood Game Night” for a third season, the network announced on Friday.
Jane Lynch will return to host the celebrity game show for 10 more episodes. “I am so excited to get back to the gaming and to more crazy antics from America’s favorite celebrated persons!” she said in a statement.
The series, which was conceived of by actor Sean Hayes and is based on his own real-life game nights, transports two contestants 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.
“Hollywood Game Night” averaged a 1.5 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 5 million viewers overall during the traditional September-to-May 2013-14 television season, according to “live plus seven day” results from Nielsen Media Research — up from the show’s summer 2013 results of a 1.4/4 in 18-49 and 4.1 million viewers overall.
Season 2 featured such celebrity gamers as Don Cheadle, Julie Bowen, Allison Janney, Martin Short, Rosie O’Donnell, Olivia Wilde, Christina Applegate, John Legend, Lauren Graham, Henry Winkler, Adam Scott, Jason Sudeikis, Martha Stewart, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Joe Manganiello, Rita Wilson, Cobie Smulders and Ray Romano.
In August, Lynch won the Emmy for outstanding host for a reality or reality-series competition for “Hollywood Game Night.” It is Lynch’s second Emmy after having won in 2010 for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Sue Sylvester in “Glee.”