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Weakest Link

Weakest Link

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  • Premiered: 
    September 28, 2020
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  • Network: CTV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of Weakest Link 
  • Subject Matter: Quiz
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Plot Synopsis

Jane Lynch hosts and executive produces the return of WEAKEST LINK, where, in each one-hour episode, eight contestants enter the studio as total strangers but must work together to bank the maximum amount of prize money available in each round. The contestants take turns to answer general knowledge questions to build chains of correct answers. Consecutive correct answers greatly increase the value of the chain, while incorrect answers break the chain and force the contestants to start over on the lowest rung with the smallest amount money. At the end of each round, contestants vote to eliminate the fellow contestant they consider to be the "Weakest Link" in the chain. The contestant who receives the highest number of votes leaves the game as Jane declares the iconic phrase, "You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye." WEAKEST LINK had its U.S. premiere on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT on NBC, one day after it debuted in Canada on CTV. After a six-week break, WEAKEST LINK returned with new episodes on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT on NBC. In the winter premiere, "Who Thinks Pro Bono Was Married to Cher?," Jane welcomes these eight contestants: Stephanie Register, John Lamberti, Jasmine Brown, Violet Dominguez, Robert Stone, Shikha Johnson, Emilio Velez, Jack Larrabee.

WEAKEST LINK returned for its second season on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 9pm ET/PT on NBC. Hosted again by Jane Lynch, each one-hour episode of the new season still features eight contestants who enter the studio as total strangers but must work together to bank the maximum amount of prize money available in each round. The contestants take turns to answer general knowledge questions to build chains of correct answers. Consecutive correct answers greatly increase the value of the chain, while incorrect answers break the chain and force the contestants to start over on the lowest rung with the smallest amount money. At the end of each round, contestants vote to eliminate the fellow contestant they consider to be the "weakest link" in the chain. The contestant who receives the highest number of votes leaves the game as Lynch declares the iconic phrase, "You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye."

Season 3 of WEAKEST LINK premiered on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 10pm ET/PT on NBC. Hosted by Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch, each episode of the new season continues to feature eight contestants, who enter the studio as total strangers but must work together to bank the maximum amount of prize money available in each round. The contestants take turns answering general knowledge questions to build chains of correct answers. Consecutive correct answers greatly increase the value of the chain, while incorrect answers break the chain and force the contestants to start over from the bottom of the money ladder. The top prize increases with each round but contestants must first vote to eliminate the fellow competitor they consider to be the "Weakest Link" in the chain. The contestant who receives the highest number of votes leaves the game as the host declares the iconic phrase, "You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye." In the season opener, "The Twins Edition," eight sets of identical twins battle it out in a game of high-stakes trivia, all of them hoping to be the last pair standing and take home a giant payday.

On Monday, July 17, 2023 at 10pm ET/PT, NBC premiered "WWE Superstars Special," a new episode of WEAKEST LINK. Eight of the biggest WWE Superstars look to flex their mental muscle to outlast the others and win a huge cash prize for their favorite charity; they'll also take home the coveted Weakest Link belt. The special features these Featuring WWE Stars: The Miz, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Big E, Becky Lynch, Alexa Cabrera, Bianca Belair, and Seth Rollins.

On Monday, November 27, 2023 at 10pm ET/PT, NBC premieres "How Jane Lynch Stole Christmas," a one-hour WEAKEST LINK holiday special. A Santa, Elf and Dickens caroler, along with five other holiday helpers, try to make it a very merry holiday season by winning a huge cash prize. Whose trivia chops will sleigh the competition?

WEAKEST LINK returned for its mid-season premiere on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 9pm ET/PT on NBC. In the spring debut, "Days of Our Lives Special," eight stars from the long-running soap opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES try to win big money for their favorite charities. Will former bonds and allegiances be broken as the co-stars compete to outlast one another?
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Tonight (Monday, June 10, 2024) at 10pm ET/PT, NBC premieres "A Slap to the Face," the Season 3 finale of WEAKEST LINK. Jane Lynch welcomes a bird trainer, PE teacher and landlord -- three of the eight players hoping to win the huge cash jackpot in this high-stakes trivia game.

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Production & Distribution

  • Produced by BBC Studios
  • In association with Universal Television Alternative Studio