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NBC to Revive Game Show ‘The Weakest Link’ with Jane Lynch

New Version Hosted By Jane Lynch

NBC has announced a new version of “The Weakest Link,” hosted by Jane Lynch, that will begin production on 13 episodes later this year. The series is based on the British format, which debuted on NBC in primetime in 2001 with Anne Robinson as host. A daily syndicated version of the game show began a two-season run on local stations across the country in early 2002.

“I’ve been a longtime fan of this game-changing quiz show since it first debuted,” said Lynch, who also hosts NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night” (and was awarded with an Emmy for her efforts).. “Each time the phrase ‘You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye’ passes my lips, it will be with great reverence and delight.”

As with the previous version, this new version of “The Weakest Link” will have contestants answering general-knowledge questions to increase the prize pot. At the end of each round, the players vote out who they believe is the “weakest link” in the game.