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NBC Renews Freshman Show Deadline

NBC has made the first renewal of the season for a freshman unscripted summer series. Deadline.com reports that the network picked up the summer game show "Hollywood Game Night" for a second season.

The show, hosted by Jane Lynch, will return either next summer or earlier. The program is produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner, and is based on Hayes' actual game nights, the story notes.

"Not only is it a show we’re very proud of, it is easy watching and fun, and the repeats have been holding up quite well, retaining 85% of the premiere ratings, a quality we’re looking for," NBC president of alternative and late-night programming Paul Telegdy said.

He added that host Lynch was one reason the show was renewed. "She is someone who beyond fits the NBC family of talent on personal level and in terms of who she is and what she stands for; she is all kinds of awesome," Telegdy said.

The show features two regular people who join competing teams of celebrities to play games like charades and concentration. Celebrity contestants have included Minnie Driver, Nick Cannon, Matthew Perry, Amy Poehler and Martin Short.

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