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Ellen DeGeneres to Host Primetime Series 'Ellen's Game of Games' on NBC

by Latifah Muhammad 1:55 PM PST, March 02, 2017
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Ellen DeGeneres is heading to primetime!

The queen of daytime talk enters a new time slot with her upcoming show, Ellen's Game of Games, set to air on NBC.

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The network ordered six episodes of the series, which will feature "supersized" installments of some of the funniest and most popular games from The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“I’m so excited to be hosting a huge primetime game show for NBC,” the 59-year-old comedian said in a statement on Thursday before jokingly explaining why viewers should tune in to the show.

"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," she joked. "OK, it's nothing like that, but you should still watch."

Ellen's Game of Games is produced through DeGeneres' company, A Very Good Production, and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television.

"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,'" noted Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. "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."

A premiere date for Ellen’s Game of Games has yet to be announced.

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