NBC’s ‘Weakest Link’ is a revival of the eponymous game show that had dropped on the channel in 2001. The reboot adopts the same rapid-fire format but features a new host and a couple of modern twists. The American version is an adaptation of the iconic British show, which has been distributed in multiple regions over the last two decades. Branded as the fastest and fiercest show on TV, the revamped rendition of ‘Weakest Link’ has already raised our anticipation levels. Let’s now get to the detailed breakdown of its much-awaited premiere!
Weakest Link Season 1 Release Date
‘Weakest Link’ season 1 premiered on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, on NBC at 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT. It consists of 13 episodes. New episodes drop every week at the same time slot on the channel.
Who is The Host of Weakest Link?
The reboot of ‘Weakest Link’ is hosted by Jane Lynch. The Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress, singer, author, and comedian is mostly recognized for her roles in ‘Glee,’ ‘Best in Show,’ ‘A Mighty Wind,’ and ‘For Your Consideration.’ Her other major acting credits include ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘The L Word,’ ‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘The Good Fight,’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’ She additionally hosts ‘Hollywood Game Night.’
Speaking of her stint in ‘Weakest Link,’ Lynch said: “I’ve been a longtime fan of this game-changing quiz show since it first debuted. Each time the phrase ‘You are the weakest link. Goodbye.’ passes my lips, it will be with great reverence and delight.” Meredith Ahr, President, Reality, and Alternative Group, NBC Entertainment, added: “Jane Lynch has been a beloved staple in our NBC family for years, and her sharp wit and engaging personality will be the perfect match for this highly entertaining game show.”
What is Weakest Link About?
Described by NBC as the American rendition of the “British import and international game show phenomenon,” ‘Weakest Link’ brings a fresh, modern twist to the classic format. Each episode features eight players, participating for the night. All of them are strangers, but they must team up to bag the maximum cash prize that is available in each round. The participants are asked general knowledge questions, and they need to answer them correctly to form a series of right answers.
The more the number of consecutive correct answers, the more is the value of the chain. If anyone gives a wrong answer, the chain breaks, and the players need to restart the game from the lowest rung with the smallest amount of money. At the end of each round, the rest of the participants vote to eliminate the weakest group member. The ousted participant is the “weakest link,” and host Jane Lynch bids him/her farewell by saying, “You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye.”
Weakest Link Trailer
You can watch the first-look trailer for season 1 right here!
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