Jane Lynch to host NBC’s Hollywood Game Night

The Hollywood Reporter reports that actress Jane Lynch of TV’s Glee is set to host a new game show on NBC called Hollywood Game Night.

The show will feature A-list celebrities from TV, film, sports and politics who will play games with regular contestants in a “cocktail party atmosphere.” At the end of the one hour show, two contestants will walk away with a cash prize.

Producer Sean Hayes said the idea came from his real-life game nights.

Says Lynch “I’m so thrilled to let the world in on the fun with Sean at Game Night. The format is sure to provide a lot of unexpected results that will keep everyone off-balance and entertained.”

Lynch is no stranger to hosting gigs and Paul Telegdy, president alternative and late-night programming at NBC is thrilled to have her on board.

“With Jane Lynch on board as our host, we now have a key component in place that will further enliven the sheer fun of a raucous Hollywood party that will include real everyday people,” said Telegdy.

No word yet on an exact premiere date, but the series is planned for late summer.