ELLEN’S Games of Games first debuted in 2017 and was an instant hit among fans.
In January 2022, fans began to wonder about the status of the show since it had not been on-air since May 2021.
Ellen’s Games of Games debuted in 2017Credit: Getty
Was Ellen’s Games of Games canceled?
On January 18, 2022, it was announced that NBC had canceled Ellen Degeneres’ unscripted game show, Ellen’s Game of Games, after four seasons.
At this time, it remains unclear why the show was canceled as neither NBC nor DeGeneres have released a statement.
“When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged — and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” she told The Hollywood Reporter at the time.
What was Ellen’s Games of Games?
Ellen’s Games of Games was among NBC’s unscripted lineup which also included Jennifer Lopez’s executive produced competition series World of Dance, which was canceled in March 2021.
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The show, which DeGeneres hosted and executive produced, saw supersized versions of the most popular games from her talk show come to life and also saw contestants go head to head to compete for a big cash prize.
Over the course of four seasons, Ellen’s Games of Games produced 58 episodes.
Seasons one and two are available to stream through HBO Max but it remains unclear if they will add the remaining seasons.
Ellen’s Games of Games also earned two Primetime Emmy nominations for outstanding host of a competition show in 2018 and 2019.
The show was canceled on January 18, 2022, after four seasonsCredit: Getty
What’s next for Ellen?
With the cancellation of Ellen’s Game of Games and the conclusion of The Ellen DeGeneres Show near, fans are curious about what’s next for the TV icon.
At this time, it remains unknown what plans the multi-millionaire has in store for the future.
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