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Weakest Link Returns May 20 With New Episodes & Monday Timeslot: Details

Weakest Link is back in May 2024! Here's what you need to know about the next chapter of this iconic game show. 

By Constance Johnson
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The wait is over: Weakest Link, the popular game show and a global phenomenon, is returning with new episodes in May 2024. 

When does Weakest Link return with new episodes? How to watch

How to Watch

Watch Weakest Link Mondays at 9/8c on NBC and next day on Peacock

Weakest Link returns Monday, May 20 at 10/9c on NBC. After that, new episodes air Mondays at 10/9c on NBC and stream next day on Peacock.  

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Who is the Host of Weakest Link?

The Weakest Link Jane Lynch

The Emmy-award winning Jane Lynch is back as Host with her signature acerbic wit and pointed barbs still intact—and aimed with precision at Contestants. She also serves as executive producer with Aaron Solomon.

“I’m very much looking forward to [more episodes] of mocking Contestants and encouraging discord,” Lynch said in a statement.

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Lynch previously hosted NBC's Hollywood Game Night. Her credits include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Glee, Friends, The West Wing, Frasier, 3rd Rock from the Sun, News Radio, and many, many more.

How the game Weakest Link works

The Weakest Link Season 2

The game begins with eight strangers, who must join forces in order to win the maximum amount of cash available in each round. One at a time, each Contestant must answer general knowledge questions to build chains of correct answers. The team's prize increases as more consecutive questions are answered correctly.

But an incorrect answer could end in disaster: Anyone's wrong answer will break the chain and force all the Contestants to start over from the lowest dollar amount.

Contestants compete for more money after each round, but they must vote to boot the individual viewed as the “weakest link” in the chain. The person with the most votes must depart as Lynch says six of the most dreaded words for anyone on the show to hear: “You are the weakest link. Goodbye.”

On the flip side, the last person left standing is crowned the Strongest Link and gets the total cash prize won by the entire field of Contestants. That can be as much as $1 million.

Originally published Apr 6, 2023.

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