January 9, 2018

NBC announced today during the TCA winter press tour that Ellen's Game of Games has been renewed for a second season. The prime time game show debuted in December with a special preview episode ahead of its official time slot premiere on January 2.

Just three episodes into its run, the freshman series has been garnering impressive ratings for the network. Last week's back-to-back episodes dominated the adults 18-49 ratings from 8:00pm-10:00pm. That kind of performance is likely the reason NBC wasted no time in ordering up a second season.

Ellen's Game of Games is hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and features supersized versions of fan-favorite games taken from her daytime talk show. Contestants are selected from the audience to compete in a variety of challenges ranging from answering time-pressured questions to maneuvering large obstacles - and even taking plunges into the unknown.

NBC has ordered 13 episodes for Season 2, though when the show will return is anybody's guess at this point. The network could keep it as a mid-season entry in 2018-2019 or even opt to air it for a summer run.