More bad news for Ellen DeGeneres. The comedian’s primetime game show, Ellen’s Game of Games, has been cancelled by NBC.
Ellen is done playing games https://t.co/xgg4D7XX5J
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) January 18, 2022
The unscripted reality competition served up supersized versions of the some of the popular games from Ellen’s self-titled talk show. Launched in 2017 with an 8 episodes, the show ran for four seasons. The final season premiered in October 2020 and aired its final episode in May 2021.
Initially, the family-friendly format performed well for NBC. In 2019, Game of Games was the number one game show in primetime. But according to Deadline, the show lost a large portion of its audience.
The cancellation announcement follows a string of bad press that’s been bleeding out over at The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Following a rocky 2020-2021 season, the afternoon talkshow announced the 2021-2022 season would be the series’ 19th and final installment.
More from Deadline:
After a long reign as daytime’s top entertainment talk show and a slew of Daytime Emmys, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, produced by Warner Bros’ Telepictures, has struggled during the pandemic-impacted 2020-21 season, with its ratings falling 40% year-to-year, pushing the program down the daytime rankings.
Following a string of reports about a toxic workplace on the show last spring and summer and an internal investigation by Warner Bros, The Ellen DeGeneres Show made a number of behind-the-scene changes last fall, including ousting longtime executive producers, and DeGeneres apologized to her staff.
NBC has canceled ‘Ellen’s Game of Games’ after four seasons. pic.twitter.com/hGPHgmYSEp
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 19, 2022
Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen’s Game of Games Canceled by NBC After 4 Seasons https://t.co/keEFwWTmgh
— People (@people) January 19, 2022
NBC has canceled Ellen DeGeneres’ primetime game show, which featured super-sized game segments from“The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a report sayshttps://t.co/FxIAvmqNlo
— SNYDE (sorry, not sorry celebrity news) (@snydenydn) January 19, 2022