Ellen DeGeneres is known for keeping her comedy on the nice side. But she lets her inner meanie out for “Ellen's Game of Games.”
That's NBC’s new prime-time game show, which begins its regular run Tuesday after a December sneak peek. The hour-long show subjects its contestants to minor-league torments that, it turns out, delight host DeGeneres - and offers a $100,000 top prize.
She says she gets a kick out of seeing panic on contestants’ faces when they are in danger of giving the wrong answer. They know the consequences could include being drenched with water or launched airborne.
DeGeneres says no one gets hurt, only humiliated.
Ellen's Game of Games airs at 8 pm Eastern Tuesday on NBC.