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Hollywood Game Night

Hollywood Game Night

Photo Credit:  Ron Batzdorff/NBC
  • Premiered: 
    July 11, 2013
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the home game night by Sean Hayes 
  • Subject Matter: Quiz
  • Tags: pop culture

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Plot Synopsis

Two four-person teams -- each team having a contestant and three celebrity players -- compete in a series of party games, with the contestant on the winning team having the chance to go home with $25,000 cash after that night's bonus round. Part Hollywood club and part casual game night, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT is based on the real-life game nights that executive producer Sean Hayes hosts at his own home. This one-hour series features games like: "Take a (Hint)," where one person must guess as many answers correctly in 90 seconds, while the other three team members take turns by saying only one word; "How Do You Doo?," as the team must guess the name of a song while one member tries to sing that song only using one word -- doo; "Lil' Picassos," for which teams must guess the object or person in a picture painted by a child, while being given clues about the painting's focal point; and other games like "Lost in Translation," "TV ID," "Celebrity Fusion" and "Picture Purrfect." Plus, the three-person celebrity teams include: Lisa Kudrow, Martin Short & Alyson Hannigan; Matthew Perry, Kristen Bell & Daniel Dae Kim; Cheryl Hines, Sarah Chalke & Matthew Morrison; Valerie Bertinelli, Yvette Nicole Brown & Rob Riggle; Sean Hayes, Maya Rudolph & Jason Sudeikis; Dax Shepard, Fred Armisen & Amy Poehler; Jason Alexander, Josh Gad & Al Roker; Nick Cannon, Niecy Nash & Will Sasso; Terry Crews, Hoda Kotb & David Giuntoli; Tom Arnold, Jerry Ferrara & Emilie de Ravin; Max Greenfield, Ellie Kemper & Kal Penn; Minnie Driver, Kenan Thompson & Angela Kinsey; Kristin Chenoweth, Aubrey Plaza & Dominic Monaghan; Molly Shannon, Wilmer Valderamma & Felicity Huffman; Anthony Anderson, Stacy Keibler & Rose Byrne; and Tom Arnold, Patricia Heaton & Jamie Lynn Sigler.

On Monday, January 20, 2014 from 8-10pm ET/PT on NBC, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT returned for its second season with new back-to-back episodes, featuring Julie Bowen, Beth Behrs and Valerie Bertinelli taking on Lester Holt, Jason Alexander and Martin Short in the night's first episode and Michael Chiklis, Thomas Lennon, Mario Lopez, Retta, Paget Brewster and Alyssa Milano in the night's second installment. Other Season 2 celebrity guests include: Sean Hayes, Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Alison Janney, Don Cheadle, Christina Applegate, Rosie O'Donnell, Penny Marshall, Chris Colfer, Taryn Manning, Donald Faison, Kaley Cuoco, Alison Sweeney, Fred Willard, Breckin Meyer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Taraji P. Henson, Angela Kinsey, Jenna Elfman, Molly Shannon, Ellie Kemper, Bob Harper, Joel Madden, Nate Berkus, Erika Christensen, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mel B., Padma Lakshmi, Michael Weatherly, Yvette Nicole Brown, Anthony Anderson, Tiffani Thiessen, Pete Wentz, Adam Scott, Gary Dell'abate, Cobie Smulders, Taran Killam, Angie Harmon, Mark Feuerstein, Mayim Bialik and Henry Winkler. Plus, almost a dozen new games were added for the second season.

HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT returned for its third season on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT on NBC, with John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Giada De Laurentiis, Zachary Quinto & Jane Krakowski joining host Jane Lynch for the season opener. Additional celebrity guest contestants in Season 3 include: Debra Messing, Katharine McPhee, Will Arnett, Meredith Vieira, Melissa Fumero & J.B. Smoove; and more stars like Josh Groban, Wanda Sykes, Rosie O'Donnell, Gina Rodriguez, Elisha Cuthbert, David Walton, Mena Suvari, Constance Wu, Randall Park, Michelle Trachtenberg, Joe Jonas, Pete Wentz, and Mel B.

Season 4 of HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT premiered on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT on NBC. Jane Lynch returns to host a new season that features a slew of high-profile actors, athletes and recording stars. In the season opener Kevin Smith, Dave Foley, Tony Hale, Alyson Hannigan, Justin Long and Helen Hunt play unique party games, trying to help the contestants win the $25,000 grand prize. Subsequent episodes include these celebrities: Oscar winners Geena Davis and Mira Sorvino; TV stars Eva Longoria, Kate Walsh, Taye Diggs, Tony Hale, Laverne Cox, Miranda Cosgrove, Ryan Eggold, Ta'Rhonda Jones, Bellamy Young, Ben Feldman, Lea Thompson, Marlon Wayans and Mario Lopez; recording stars Ciara, Hunter Hayes, Melissa Etheridge, Estelle, Kesha, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line; and athletes/sports personalities Abby Wambach, Al Michaels, Chris Jericho, Tara Lipinski, Apolo Ohno, Nate Burleson, Maurice Jones Drew and Rich Eisen.

On Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT, NBC premiered the fifth season of HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT, featuring new games and a new set. In the season opener, the cast of VEEP takes on the cast of THE WALKING DEAD, as two contestants lead a team of three celebrities, which include Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky & Matt Walsh (VEEP) and Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt & Lauren Cohan (THE WALKING DEAD), in hopes of winning the $25,000 grand prize.

The sixth season of HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT premiered on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT on NBC. In the season opener, "American Good Place Warrior," featuring AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila and Matt Iseman and SUPERSTORE's Nico Santos taking on THE GOOD PLACE cast members D'Arcy Carden, Marc Evan Jackson and Jameela Jamil at Jane Lynch's new beach house. In addition to classic favorites, the teams face off in a brand-new game, "Whipflash!" HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT returned with its summer premiere on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 7pm ET/PT on NBC. In the summer debut, "Chris Is Us," Jane Lynch hosts a series of fun party games as two contestants join celebrities Chris D'Elia, Susan Kelechi Watson, Jon Huertas, Joel McHale, Nikki Glaser and Sasheer Zamata as they compete for a $25,000 grand prize.
On Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT, NBC premiered "Twitch & Shout," the season finale of HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT. Two contestants join celebrity guests Twitch, D'Arcy Carden and Iliza Shlesinger as they play hilarious party games with Yvette Nicole Brown, Tone Bell, and Amanda Seales. Jane Lynch hosts as two teams battle for a $25,000 grand prize.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Hazy Mills Productions
  • Produced by Mission Control Media
  • Produced by Universal Television