Ellen’s Game of Games is putting the “Go” in “Know or Go.”
On Jan. 18, it was revealed that Ellen’s Game of Games would not be renewed for a fifth season, according to Deadline. The game show, which premiered in 2017 on NBC, concluded its fourth—and final—season in May 2021. In the unscripted series, Ellen DeGeneres, with the help of announcer and sidekick, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, led contestants through a series of games—based on The Ellen DeGeneres Show—as they competed for a chance to win a cash prize of $100,000.
This news follows the announcement in May that The Ellen DeGeneres Show is ending after its 19th season, following controversy regarding workplace toxicity in 2020. Back in July 2020, one current (at the time of publication) and 10 former employees came forward to discuss the workplace atmosphere of the daytime talk show in a Buzzfeed News article.
“People focus on rumors about how Ellen is mean and everything like that, but that’s not the problem,” one former employee claimed in the article. “The issue is these three executive producers running the show who are in charge of all these people [and] who make the culture and are putting out this feeling of bullying and being mean.”