NBC on Friday named Glee star Jane Lynch as host of
its upcoming game show, Hollywood Game Night.
The series, from Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner, is based on
Hayes' real-life game nights with celebrities. In Hollywood Game Night,
two contestants in each episode will rub shoulders with celebrities to compete
for a cash prize.
NBC picked up the hour-long game show for eight
episodes back in December.
"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," said Paul
Telegdy, president, alternative and late-night programming, NBC.
"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