Jane Lynch returns to host

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There ain’t no game night like a Hollywood Game Night and when the fifth season of the Jane Lynch-hosted series premieres later this month, the celebrities are taking the game seriously.

The show returns June 22 to a new backyard set, complete with a selection of fun games to keep the stars on their toes. In the preview clip above, Lynch reveals one of the new challenges: a game called “Get in My Pants” where the contestants must don oversized slacks and use them to catch balls whenever the words “your pants” are the answer to a question. Another ridiculous showdown has celebs competing on a giant record in a game called “Turn the Beat Around” where songs are played in reverse. Plus, OG game “Smash the Buzzer” is back with a fancy facelift.

The new season sees the casts of hit shows, including This Is Us, Orange Is the New Black, The Walking Dead, Veep, and Superstore battle it out without mercy. “I think what resonates with this show is the celebrities are not trying to be anything other than themselves,” says Lynch in the promo. She adds, “They come to play; they come to win” as the screen cuts away to a determined Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), declaring, “We’re not going to lose.”

Lynch finishes: “They come to have fun, and they know that there’s a really strong chance they might end up looking like an idiot and they come anyway.”

Watch the full clip above. All the fun and games kick off Thursday, June 22 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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