HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT: Jane Lynch Teases the Holiday Episode
December 20, 2013 by Marisa Roffman
HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT’s second season won’t officially kick off until January 20, 2014, but if you’ve been missing the show (as you should have been), NBC has a treat for you: a special holiday installment this Monday (December 23rd) at 10 PM.
“Well, basically, we have a tree,” HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT host Jane Lynch told reporters on the set of the series last month. “We played our games with some holiday themes here and there. But basically it’s our ‘coming back on the air and feeling festive [episode]’ — we didn’t play any season-specific [games]. We have Rachel Bilson, Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker, Ray Romano, [Gavin DeGraw, and Cheryl Hines as the celebrities competing]. [Andy and Brooklyn] are the first couple. We have a lot of couples coming up. They’re on opposite teams.”
And it may be the holiday season, but the HGN contestants won’t be taking it easy — they’re in it to win.
“The Rachel Bilsons [and those type of people who come on the show], who I don’t expect [things from surprise me],” Lynch admitted. “I judge. ‘Oh, THE OC, whatever.’ But she was a riot. She told a hilarious story about her pet pig that ended in tears…She was wonderful. She was game, too. And Brooklyn Decker, too! I thought, ‘Model, cute, sweet.’ And Andy Roddick is a tennis star. But they came to play, they were funny, they were shouting crap at each other across the room. It doesn’t surprise me so much [when people get competitive], but it’s always, ‘I’m glad they showed up to play.”
And if you’d like a preview of the hour, check out this clip:
HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT’s special holiday episode airs December 23 at 10 PM on NBC. Season 2 kicks off with back-to-back episodes on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8 PM.