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NBC Tweaks Prime-Time Schedule

Aug 13, 2019  •  Post A Comment

NBC is making some changes to its prime-time schedule, with the network moving originals of “Hollywood Game Night” to Wednesdays. New episodes will fill the 10 p.m. ET/PT slot starting Aug. 21.

The network released the following updated schedule items for Thursday, Aug. 15, through Wednesday, Aug. 28:

“ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES”

“THE STINK TANK STRIKES BACK”

08/15/2019 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Thursday) : “Ellen’s Game of Games” returns for season two with more laughs and several brand new games. In the premiere episode, contestants take on new games “Stink Tank,” “Oh Ship” and “Knockin’ Boots” in addition to “Blindfolded Musical Chairs.” The winner of each of the first four rounds advances to “Know or Go” and the person who wins that game advances to “Hot Hands” for a chance to win a cash prize. Stephen “tWitch” Boss serves as announcer. TV-PG D

“HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT”

“BROOKLYN NINE NEYO GAME NIGHT” ORIGINAL

08/21/2019 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : Two contestants join celebrity guests Kyle Bonheimer and NE-YO as they play hilarious party games with Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller from “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch serves as game-master as two teams go head to head in games like Popped Quiz, 7 Seconds of Frame and TV ID for a $25,000 grand prize. TV-14 L

“ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES”

“AIR FORCE ONE EYED MONSTER”

08/22/2019 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Thursday) : Contestants will play some of Ellen’s favorite games including “Don’t Leave Me Hanging,” “Aw Snap,” “Oh Ship!” and “One Eyed Monster.” The winner of each of the first four rounds advances to “Know or Go” and the person who wins that game advances to “Hot Hands” for a chance to win a cash prize. Stephen tWitch Boss serves as announcer. TV-PG L

“HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT”

“THE ANCHORMAN AND THE WRESTLERS” ORIGINAL

08/28/2019 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : Two contestants step into the Hollywood Game Night ring with wrestlers Brie Bella, Nikki Bella and celebrity guests Lester Holt, Chris Sullivan, Michael Ealy and Natasha Leggero to win the $25,000 grand prize. Emmy Award winning host Jane Lynch leads two teams in playing comical party games I Love a Charade, Smash the Buzzer and the new game Dazed & Reviewed. TV-14 DL

One Comment

  1. My god that sounds dreadful. And, of course, Hollywood will very quickly burn out the physical game show genre.

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