December 18, 2012 11:59am PT by Michael O'Connell
NBC Orders Competition 'Hollywood Game Night' to Series
NBC has given a series order to another game show.
Hollywood Game Night, based on the real-life game nights hosted by Will and Grace star Sean Hayes, will get an eight-episode run -- with Hayes serving as EP.
“We are proud to be in business with Sean Hayes, who creatively brings so many good ideas such as this new game show romp that will be raucous and entertaining,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming at NBC Entertainment. “Our audience will feel as if they are part of the party as we pull back the curtain on how today’s Hollywood stars play at home while our contestants can earn big money.”
The series follows two contestants in each episode who are chosen to partake in a casual game night with celebrities making up the rest of the crowd. One of the two will take home a cash prize.
Although no talent was announced at the time of the pickup, a statement from the network touted "well-known names from the world of television, film, sports and politics, among other entities."
Hazy Mills Productions (Grimm, Hot in Cleveland), Mission Control Media (Syfy's Face Off) and Universal Television will produce the series, with Todd Milliner, Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith joining Hayes as EPs.
Hayes is repped by WME.