NBC Sets Weakest Link Revival


NBC has commissioned a new version of the BBC Studios format Weakest Link with Jane Lynch as host and executive producer.

The revival will be co-produced by BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm and Universal Television Alternative Studio, with 13 episodes set to begin production later this year.

NBC says the new version will deliver the “fast-paced and quick-witted pillars of the original British format” with some modern twists.

“I’ve been a longtime fan of this game-changing quiz show since it first debuted,” said Lynch. “Each time the phrase ‘You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye.’ passes my lips, it will be with great reverence and delight.”

Weakest Link became an instant fan-favorite when it first aired on our network, and we are excited to bring a fresh, new take to the timeless format,” said Meredith Ahr, president of the reality and alternative group at NBC Entertainment. “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.”

Weakest Link is an iconic format that BBC Studios has distributed across the globe for the past two decades, capturing audiences and earning a place in pop culture history,” said Matt Forde, managing director of international production and formats at BBC Studios. “Our Los Angeles production arm is proud to partner with NBC to bring the fastest and fiercest game show on TV back to America, and Jane Lynch is the ideal host to bring her own signature brand of fearless comedy to this fresh version of Weakest Link.”

Weakest Link has been produced in 44 territories around the globe. NBC’s first version launched in 2001.