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Weakest Link: Season Three; NBC Game Show to Return with Days of Our Lives Competition (Watch) – canceled + renewed TV shows, ratings

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Weakest Link has its return date. The nine remaining episodes of season three will begin airing in April, and NBC viewers will see a special episode featuring the stars of Days of Our Lives to kick off the return.

Viewers will see soap opera veterans Lindsay Arnold, Bryan Dattilo, Galen Gering, Tina Huang, Victoria Konefal, Martha Madison, Eric Martsolf, and Zach Tinker competing in the series to raise money for charity. This version of the series is hosted by Jane Lynch.

NBC revealed the following about Weakest Link:

In each 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 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.”

Stuart Krasnow, who executive produced the original NBC run, serves in the same role and is showrunner. Jane Lynch also executive produces with Aaron Solomon.

“Weakest Link” is produced by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group. Ryan O’Dowd serves as executive producer for BBC Studios. The iconic “Weakest Link” format distributed by BBC Studios has been produced in more than 45 territories around the world over the past two decades.

The preview for the return of Weakest Link is below. The series returns on April 2nd.

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