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A Weakest Link Holiday Episode Is Coming to NBC This Year
"You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye — and Merry Christmas!"
NBC's Weakest Link isn't just a game show. It's a cultural phenomenon.
Hosted by actress Jane Lynch, Weakest Link is a combination of strategic competition shows like Survivor and trivia-based affairs like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The game sees eight strangers working together to answer several rounds of general-knowledge trivia questions for cash. With each correct answer given in a row, more money is added to the pot. If the chain of correct answers is broken with a player missing a question, the prize drops back down to $0. If a player is worried they'll answer a question incorrectly, they can say, "Bank!" before it's asked and save what the group has earned up until that point. In that case, the chain also starts again at $0 — but thankfully with their previous money still in tact.
After each round of questions, players then choose a player that they deem the Weakest Link of the chain to vote off. The player with the most votes is eliminated and gets the conflicting honor of hearing Lynch say the age-old phrase, "You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye."
The group dynamics of the show create the perfect atmosphere for juicy backstabbing. If a Contestant answers every question correctly, it could lead to other competitors voting them off to get rid of their biggest competition. But ultimately, players must work together to get the most money possible. The last player left standing after the final round is deemed the Strongest Link and takes home the group's total earnings (with a potential winning pool of $1 million).
A Weakest Link holiday episode is coming to NBC in 2023
It airs Monday, November 27 at 10/9c after The Voice. There will be a repeat airing on Thursday, December 14 at 8/7c, followed by the SNL Christmas Special. The episode will be available next day on Peacock November 28.
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Originally published Apr 6, 2023.