‘Ellen’s Game of Games’ Canceled at NBC

NBC has canceled Ellen DeGeneres’ unscripted show Ellen’s Game of Games after 4 seasons.

Game of Games, in which DeGeneres leads competitors through enlarged versions of crowd games from her daytime talk show, aired for the last episode in May 2021.

The termination of the NBC show comes as DeGeneres prepares for the last season of her daily show.

In a 2020 Buzzfeed News investigation, DeGeneres was also accused of supervising a hazardous workplace environment. The story prompted an internal inquiry, the firing of many show executives, and an on-air apology from DeGeneres.

Game of Games was a steady performer for NBC for a long of its life, but ratings dropped in the 2020-21 season, notably following a late-season transfer to Sunday evenings. In 2018 and 2019, DeGeneres was nominated for two Primetime Emmys for being an outstanding host of a competitive show.

Game of Games was produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted and Alternative Television in collaboration with Telepictures and Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production. Executive producers include Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin A. Leman II, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner, Derek Westervelt, Daniel Norris, Noah Bonnett, and Jeff Kleeman.


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