Jane Lynch to host NBC game show

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Emmy-winning Glee co-star Jane Lynch’s next gig: Game show host.

Lynch has agreed to host NBC’s upcoming new series Hollywood Game Night, where celebrities hang out and play pop-culture-based games with non-celebrity contestants in a “cocktail party atmosphere” (drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a live house band). The show has an eight-episode order and is produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. There’s no premiere date yet.

“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 NBC alternative president Paul Telegdy in a statement. “Her exuberant wit and ability to think quickly will be the perfect match for our show which will give viewers a fresh look inside the off-set lives of their favorite celebrities — and allow them a chance to win money as well.”

Added Lynch: “The format is sure to provide a lot of unexpected results that will keep everyone off-balance and entertained.”

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