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WEAKEST LINK: NBC Revives the Game Show with Jane Lynch as Host

July 8, 2020 by  

Weakest Link Jane Lynch

THE WEAKEST LINK — Season 1 — Pictured: Jane Lynch — (Photo by: Maarten de Boer/NBC)

WEAKEST LINK is back on NBC—with Jane Lynch set to step in as the new host.

According to the network, “the new version of WEAKEST LINK will deliver the fast-paced and quick-witted pillars of the original British format created by the BBC with a few modern twists. The hybrid game show sees contestants answer general knowledge questions to bank prize money across multiple rounds. At the end of each round, the contestants vote out who they perceive to be the WEAKEST LINK remaining.”

“I’ve been a longtime fan of this game-changing quiz show since it first debuted,” said Lynch in a statement. “Each time the phrase ‘You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye.’ passes my lips, it will be with great reverence and delight.”

“WEAKEST LINK became an instant fan-favorite when it first aired on our network, and we are excited to bring a fresh, new take to the timeless format,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Reality and Alternative Group, NBC Entertainment. “Jane Lynch has been a beloved staple in our NBC family for years, and her sharp wit and engaging personality will be the perfect match for this highly entertaining game show.”

“WEAKEST LINK is an iconic format that BBC Studios has distributed across the globe for the past two decades, capturing audiences and earning a place in pop culture history,” said Matt Forde, Managing Director, International Production & Formats, BBC Studios. “Our Los Angeles production arm is proud to partner with NBC to bring the fastest and fiercest game show on TV back to America, and Jane Lynch is the ideal host to bring her own signature brand of fearless comedy to this fresh version of ‘Weakest Link.’”

 NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the show, which is set to go into production later this year. The show last aired on NBC in 2002.

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