Weakest Link

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  • TV-PG
  • 2020
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.9  (663)

Weakest Link is a revival of a popular quiz show that originally aired in the UK in 2000. It has since been adapted and broadcasted in over 20 countries, and now it makes its return to the USA with a brand new host in Jane Lynch, most notably known for her role as Sue Sylvester in Glee. The show premiered on NBC in September 2020 and is produced by BBC Studios.

The premise of the show is simple: a group of contestants compete against each other by answering general knowledge questions to increase the prize money. At the end of each round, the two contestants with the lowest score must face off in a head-to-head round, where the loser is eliminated from the game. The final contestant standing gets to keep the total prize money earned throughout the game.

However, what sets Weakest Link apart from other quiz shows is its host, Jane Lynch, who brings her unique sense of humor and wit to the show. She adds a level of entertainment to the game that is not normally found in other quiz shows. Her blunt comments and sassy comebacks to the contestants are often the highlight of the show.

Another unique aspect of Weakest Link is the pacing of the game. While other quiz shows may draw out each question and let contestants deliberate, Weakest Link is fast-paced, with questions being fired off in rapid succession. Contestants have only a few seconds to answer each question, adding a level of tension to the game.

The contestants on Weakest Link also add to the entertainment value of the show, with a diverse range of individuals from different backgrounds and professions participating. There are always a few overly confident contestants who are quickly brought down a notch after getting questions wrong or facing off against their competitors in the head-to-head round. On the other hand, there are also a few surprising contestants who exceed expectations and make it far in the game.

In addition to the contestants, the show also features a panel of celebrities who take turns playing the game and trying to win money for charity. Celebrities such as Jeannie Mai, Zachary Levi, and Melissa Rivers have all made appearances on the show.

The set of Weakest Link is also visually impressive, with a large circular platform as the centerpiece of the stage. The contestants stand on the platform, answering questions and facing off against each other in the head-to-head round. This circular platform rotates, adding to the intensity of the game as contestants face off against each other.

Throughout the game, there are also occasional moments where Jane Lynch will call out a contestant for their incorrect answer or make a playful jab at their profession or area of expertise. While some may find her comments harsh, they add a level of entertainment to the show that helps to keep it engaging and fun.

Overall, Weakest Link provides an entertaining and fast-paced hour of television. With Jane Lynch at the helm and a diverse range of contestants and celebrities, the show manages to stand out in a crowded market of quiz shows. The tension of the head-to-head rounds and the quick pace of the questions keep viewers engaged, and the added humor and witty commentary from Lynch make it an incredibly enjoyable viewing experience.

Weakest Link is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on September 29, 2020.

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Where to Watch Weakest Link
Weakest Link is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Weakest Link on demand at Peacock Premium, FuboTV and NBC.
  • Premiere Date
    September 29, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (663)