Emmy winning actor Sean Hayes is expanding his successful producing career into the world of game shows with “Hollywood Game Night.”
NBC has ordered eight episodes of the hourlong game show, according to Deadline, which is based on Hayes’ own celebrity game nights. Every week, two contestants will be dropped into the TV version of a Hollywood cocktail party to mingle with famous faces from TV, film, sports and politics and get the chance to compete for cash prizes.
“Our audience will feel as if they are part of the party as we pull back the curtain on how today’s Hollywood stars play at home while our contestants can earn big money,” NBC president of alternative programming Paul Telegdy tells Deadline.
“Game Night” is just the latest behind the scenes venture for Hayes, who also produces NBC’s “Grimm” and TVLand’s “Hot in Cleveland” and “The Soul Man.” He’s also set for a recurring role on Season 2 of NBC’s “Smash.”