While Ellen DeGeneres may currently be the Queen of Daytime TV, with her talk show still going strong in its 15th season, she hasn’t had a regular presence in prime time since her ill-fated season of American Idol in 2010. But now, she’s back with a new game show on NBC, Ellen’s Game of Games, where contestants play versions of games she’s popularized on her daytime show, but with a chance to win much bigger prizes! With everything she’s already got on her plate, we asked DeGeneres why she didn’t let somebody else host the show. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ellen DeGeneres )
It probably didn’t hurt that she’s also pretty close with one of the show’s executive producers, Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen’s Game of Games airs Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.