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The Weakest Link is returning without Anne Robinson

·2-min read
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

From Digital Spy

NBC has ordered a reboot of classic gameshow The Weakest Link.

The series first aired in the UK on the BBC from 2000 to 2012 and was presented by Anne Robinson. Robinson also hosted the US version on NBC from 2001 to 2002.

The reboot will be presented by Glee alumni Jane Lynch, who will also serve as executive producer. Lynch also has gameshow hosting experience as she currently fronts Hollywood Game Night.

Photo credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic - Getty Images

The new version of The Weakest Link has been greenlit for 13 episodes with production set to begin later this year.

NBC promised it "will deliver the fast-paced and quick-witted pillars of the original British format created by the BBC 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."

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Speaking about the show, Lynch said: "I've been a longtime fan of this game-changing quiz show since it first debuted.

"Each time the phrase 'You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye.' passes my lips, it will be with great reverence and delight."

Lynch currently stars in Netflix hit Space Force alongside Steve Carell, Lisa Kudrow and John Malkovich.

The show's co-creator Greg Daniels recently spoke to Digital Spy about the possibility of a second season, saying: "Technically, it's a wait and see.

"We have some writers already plotting out what we're going to do just so that we don't waste any time. But we haven't got a pickup quite yet."

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