If you thought the six episodes of Ellen’s Game of Games were just not enough, don’t worry. NBC decided that the new Ellen DeGeneres show deserves a second season, just after three episodes were aired. The network’s decision comes after the show attracted a respectable number of viewers. The preview saw a total of 7.2 million viewers, while the following episodes performed even better, having 8.8 million viewers each. Ellen’s Game of Games is based on the game segments of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and gives a chance to participants to win up to $100,000.
Ellen DeGeneres, who serves as a host and an executive producer of the show, expressed her excitement about getting a second season order.
“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,” she 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.”
According to reports, the second season of Ellen’s Game of Games will have 13 episodes.
The show is just another example of the success that unscripted series taken from the talk-show segments have. Previously, the popular segment from Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was made into a hugely popular series titled Lip Sync Battle which is currently in its fourth season. Jimmy Kimmel Live! inspired the game show Who Knows on ABC while James Corden, host of The Late Late Show on CBS also saw some of his segments being turned into a series, including Drop the Mic on TBS and Carpool Karaoke on Apple TV.