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More high-energy games & big fun on the way as 'Ellen's Game of Games' earns second season renewal

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Wed, Jan 10th 2018 11:00 am
NBC orders 13 episodes after series earns best alternative debut in nearly 2 years
Fresh off its stellar debut, NBC has ordered a 13-episode second season of its new hit alternative series "Ellen's Game of Games."
Paul Telegdy, president, alternative and reality group, NBC Entertainment, made the announcement.
"I'm so excited to get to do another season, because I'm not just the producer and host, I'm also a loyal viewer," DeGeneres said. "I hope this can continue to be a show that families can come together and enjoy watching as much as I enjoy hosting. I don't wanna say this next season is gonna be even messier, but I have invested heavily into a whipped cream company."
"Ellen's enthusiasm and energy is utterly infectious. It's been exciting to watch her antics supersized on a primetime stage," Telegdy said. "Audiences love spending time with her and we know she'll continue to raise the bar with even bigger games and more hilarity as the show continues to grow."
The Jan. 2 regular-slot premiere of "Ellen's Game of Games" averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.8 million viewers overall in "live plus three day" Nielsens, and then at 9 p.m., a second episode rose to a 2.7 in 18-49 and 9.9 million viewers overall, giving "Game of Games" the No. 1 and No. 2 ratings of the night in 18-49. The 8 p.m. "Game of Games" generated the highest in-season results for a regular-slot alternative series premiere since March 2016 in the "live plus same day" stream, as well as NBC's best in-season total-viewer performance in the time period with a non-"Voice" entertainment series in more than five years.
Multi-award-winning television host, producer, writer, actress and entertainment powerhouse DeGeneres serves as host and executive producer of the hour-long comedy game show, which includes supersized versions of the most popular and action-packed games from her award-winning daytime talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Contestants, who are pulled right from the audience, maneuver massive obstacles, answer questions under crushing time pressure and face gigantic plunges into the unknown - all in a quest to win a big cash prize.
Every episode features DeGeneres' one-of-a-kind comedy and irrepressible personality, along with a unique roster of games, such as "Blindfolded Musical Chairs," "Dizzy Dash" and "Scary Go Round."

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