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Hollywood Game Night: Will It Get Cancelled?
By Allison Moore

Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2013) - Editor's Note: TV's Answer Woman, aka Allison Moore, takes your questions regarding TV stars and shows. If you have a question about TV entertainment, ask TV's Answer Woman by sending an e-mail to

Q. I watched the first episode of Hollywood Game Night and couldn't believe NBC put the thing on. Terrible! Will it get cancelled? -- Roger, San Antonio, Texas.

Roger, Hollywood Game Night, which is hosted by Glee's Jane Lynch, features "celebrities" helping regular people win cash prizes by answering questions. (Read: Password.) But the show didn't exactly rake in the dollars in its debut last week, capturing just 4.29 million viewers, according to TV Series Finale.

While it's summer, a time when network ratings are typically low, the 4.29 million viewers isn't anything to brag about and if the show doesn't improve, well, NBC doesn't seem to have any qualms about cancelling new programs these days. (Right, Betty White?)

Hollywood Game Night has an eight-episode order, including the first show from last week. I would guess that if the ratings don't improve by episode four, it will get a visit from the network Grim Reaper.

By the way, Hollywood Game Night airs on NBC on Thursday night.

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