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‘Ellen’s Game of Games’ Renewed for Season 3 at NBC

Variety logo Variety 2019-01-16 Joe Otterson
Ellen DeGeneres sitting on a stage in front of a laptop © Mike Rozman/NBC

NBC has renewed the competition series “Ellen’s Game of Games” for a third season.

Season 2 of the show officially launched on Jan. 8, though a preview aired on Dec. 12. Ellen DeGeneres serves as host and executive producer of the one-hour show, which includes supersized versions of some of the most popular games from her award-winning daytime talk show.

Along with DeGeneres, the show is executive produced by Kevin A. Leman II, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner, Jeff Kleeman, Derek Westervelt, and David A. Hurwitz. The series is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted and Alternative Television in association with Telepictures and A Very Good Production.

“We are delighted that America has wholeheartedly embraced this wildly entertaining and unpredictable show,” said Meredith Ahr, president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment. “Ellen’s signature humor, coupled with the clever twists she and the producers bring to each hilarious moment, puts ‘Game of Games’ in a league of its own. We can’t wait to get started on season three.”

The show is one of the highest-rated on NBC, with Season 2 currently averaging a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.3 million viewers per episode in Live+Same Day. In Live+3, the season premiere grew by 18% in the key demo to a 1.8 and as well as growing to 7.4 million viewers.

In addition to “Game of Games,” NBC’s unscripted offerings now includes shows like the Dwayne Johnson-hosted “Titan Games” as well as perennial hits “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent.”

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