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The Weakest Link Returns With Host Jane Lynch

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NBC has unveiled our first look at its reboot of The Weakest Link, debuting later this month.

For those unfamiliar, Weakest Link sees contestants answer general knowledge questions to accumulate prize money up to $1 million over multiple rounds, with “chains” of consecutive correct answers increasing the amount of money that can be won. At the end of each round, the contestants vote to remove one player, dubbed the “Weakest Link,” from the game.

The Weakest Link

The popular game show originated in the U.K. and spawned numerous international versions, including an American incarnation that aired on NBC from 2001 to 2003. The new version will remain true to the original, without any major updates in gameplay.

The new version will deliver the fast-paced and quick-witted pillars of the original British format distributed by BBC Studios with a few modern twists. The hybrid game show sees contestants answer general knowledge questions to bank prize money across multiple rounds. At the end of each round, the contestants vote out who they perceive to be the “Weakest Link” remaining.

“Will there be clever questions? Oh yes, there will. Double-crossing contestants? Sure,” Lynch teases in the video. The dramatic trailer showcases the game in action, along with Lynch’s witty hosting banter (“Who’s still hoping for a chance to buy a vowel?”), and of course, features her uttering that iconic phrase: “You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye.”

The show premieres Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Check out the full trailer above.

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