What’s next for Ellen DeGeneres? A magazine called E? A network called EWW? Not so fast. NBC is just auditioning six prime-time episodes of the talk-show queen as game-show host.

Ellen DeGeneres at book Signing of ‘Seriously… I’m Kidding’! at Barnes and Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles in 2011. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
“Ellen’s Game of Games” is described as an adaptation of stunts on her current show.

“Contestants, pulled right from the audience, will have to maneuver massive obstacles, answer questions under immense pressure and face a gigantic plunge into the unknown,” NBC said.

“While every episode will feature DeGeneres’ one-of-kind comedy, personality and a unique roster of games, they’ll all end the same way — with DeGeneres giving someone a chance at a huge cash prize.

DeGeneres said: “We’re pulling out all the stops — gigantic sets, hilarious games. It’s going to be like a combination of ‘American Ninja Warrior,’ ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and a water park. OK, it’s nothing like that, but you should still watch.”

Viewer reaction was positive.

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