The American comedian was hosting a show by the title “Ellen’s Game of Games” this show was a Primetime stage with a supersized version of the games that were originally originated on the daytime talk show hosted by Ellen. The show aired on NBC for Four seasons but now the network has decided to ‘officially cancel’ the show after its four-season run.
It was reported by ‘Deadline’ that DeGeneres hosted primetime game show’s fourth season will be its last on the network.
The show first debuted in 2017 on NBC with just 8 episodes and it served as a holiday fill-in for the network, after noticing the ever-increasing viewers of the show, Ellen’s game show was upgraded for a year-round primetime slot. The first season reached a milestone of 8 million viewers as per the TV series finale report, but the views dropped to almost half in its fourth season with 4.69 million viewers.
The show was a classic games segment-inspired version of daytime short games. Ellen was joined by Stephan aka twitch to host the show. Here a bunch of people will compete against each other by playing outrageous funny games to win the big amount of $100,000. It was a Warner Horizon Unscripted and Alternative television production with Warner Brothers subsidiary Telepictures and Ellen’s own production company A Very Good Production.
Ellen’s Game of Games has a 48- episode run and has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards twice in 2018 and 2019. Along with her duties as a host, DeGeneres also served as an executive producer of the show.
The cancellation of the show was announced on the 19th and final season of DeGeneres long-running CBS talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show in an episode aired on 17 January 2022. She broke the news in May 2021, that this season would be her final season after 18 years, following the complaints of a toxic workplace from staff on the show that led to an internal probe from Warner Bros.
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