Quick Hits: Ellen’s Game of Games renewed; Lost revival talk; BoJack Horseman syndication
Let’s kick off this edition of TV Quick Hits with some great news for fans of Ellen’s Game of Games to be excited about. The game show has been officially renewed for a second season!
This news is hardly shocking at all, given the fact that the first episodes of the primetime show were a massive ratings hit for NBC in primetime. It’s the perfect show for them at this part of the year — it’s lighthearted, and Ellen of course is a household name. One of the benefits with giving this show only 13 episodes is that it keeps the show from being overexposed — Ellen is also so busy that she can’t exactly do too many in a years.
In a statement, NBC reality head Paul Telegdy had the following to say:
“Ellen’s enthusiasm and energy is utterly infectious … It’s been exciting to watch her antics supersized on a primetime stage. Audiences love spending time with her, and we know she’ll continue to raise the bar with even bigger games and more hilarity as the show continues to grow.”
As for some other news…
No Lost revival right now – This is something that ABC head Channing Dungey commented on in a new interview with TVLine. We honestly don’t know why there’s even talk about this in the first place. This show was a singular experience; just because not everyone loved the finale doesn’t mean that the show should get another kick at the can. We feel a little bit different about another show subject to renewal discussions in Dexter, if for no other reason than that it had a controversial ending but still has potential to continue the story.
BoJack Horseman hits syndication – This is one of the most interesting stories we’ve had a chance to report on, if for no other reason than that it’s one of the few Netflix shows to potentially air off the network. Per Variety, a deal made at the time of the show’s creation years ago (remember that this is one of the older Netflix shows at this point) allows more people to find old episodes on cable. For the record, we hardly consider this a drawback. Instead, it should only help BoJack Horseman get more viewers on Netflix since it’s one of the funniest, smartest shows of its kind out there.
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