We have a confession to make: We secretly love NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. The Jane Lynch-hosted game show debuted last summer and we haven’t missed an episode since. Why are we so devoted to HGN, you ask? The hour-long program features various celebrities split up into two teams, each with a civilian captain hoping to walk away with some serious dough, and now we’re hearing that The Walking Dead’s own Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) might be an upcoming celebrity competitor on the show.
The two celeb-filled teams play a series of games to earn points, and the captain of the team with the most points by the end of that portion of the show goes onto the final round to compete for the aforementioned money. $10,000 to be exact. Some of our favorite games are Lil’ Picassos — where the teams are shown a drawing of a celebrity done by a little kid and they have to figure out who the famous subject is — and Take the Hint, where the celebs gives the team captain a one-word clue and he or she must guess what they’re talking about.
Anywhoo, Lauren hasn’t been confirmed for a stint on Hollywood Game Night, but it seems like her pal Zachary Levi (of Chuck fame) really wants to see her on the show. On April 3 he tweeted, “@Berniedette: @NBCGameNight @waynebrady @rachaelray @LaurenCohan @TheJaimePressly @ZacharyLevi @taralipinski” Dream. Teams. @janemarielynch.” Lauren retweeted that message and added, “The best!”
It sounds like Zachary was just putting together a dream team with some of his favorite people and not actually announcing a team that already exists, but Jane did retweet both Zachary and Lauren’s messages, indicating that she’s totally on board with that gaggle of celebs stopping by the show.
We think Lauren would do very well on HGN. For starters, the show would be a nice, fun break for her, and she already proved that she’s great at charades and games like that, after having appearing on an episode of Whose Line Is it Anyway? last summer.
Would you like to see Lauren and the others try their luck at Hollywood Game Night, or is she better suited for TWD? Tell us what you think below!
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October 2014 on AMC.