Ellen's Game Of Games Season 5: Release Date, Cast And New Details

For nearly two decades, Ellen DeGeneres has been a major force on national television as the host of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and, since 2017, "Ellen's Game of Games." Over the course of DeGeneres' long-running talk show, the games played by the famous guests and audience members have become legendary. So legendary, in fact, that NBC crafted a new show for DeGeneres that would feature old and new games, like "Dizzy Dash," in which two competitors in conjoined armchairs are spun around and made to answer trivia, and "Aw Snap," in which two competitors must collect apples on opposite sides of the stage using only their mouths while tethered to one another with a bungee cord, according to The Ringer. Each contestant vies for a chance to win cash prizes. The game show is hosted by DeGeneres, while Stephen "tWitch" Boss appears as the announcer.

The last episode of the fourth season of "Ellen's Game of Games" premiered in May, per NBC. Ahead, we reveal the details of the fifth season of the show.

When will the fifth season of Ellen's Game of Games premiere?

At this point, no news has been announced regarding the fate of "Ellen's Game of Games." Tthe recent controversy that has been swirling around Ellen DeGeneres inevitably led to the announcement that only one more season of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" would be broadcast to DeGeneres' millions of fans around the globe, per The Hollywood Reporter. While DeGeneres claims that this decision was not made in response to the allegations made against her, it is hard to ignore the severe scrutiny that the talk show host has been under in the past year. "When you're a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged — and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it's just not a challenge anymore," DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter.

Beginning in the early part of 2020, those who have worked and are currently working on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," along with former guests on the show, began speaking out about DeGeneres' supposed cruel and unfair treatment. Aside from alleging that DeGeneres herself did not practice her own "Be kind" motto, several former and current staff members on the talk show spoke of a toxic work environment that encouraged a culture of "racism, fear and intimidation," according to a Buzzfeed report published in July of 2020.

With these recent allegations in mind, the fate of "Ellen's Game of Games" is unclear.

Who will appear in the fifth season of the game show?

Given that a fifth season of "Ellen's Game of Games" has yet to be confirmed, it is also unclear who will be appearing in a brand new season of the show. As previously mentioned, in the past four seasons of the show, Ellen DeGeneres has been the host and her long-time sidekick, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, has been the announcer, according to NBC.

For nearly two decades, DeGeneres has been the host of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." According to NBC, the talk show has earned 59 Daytime Emmy Awards, while DeGeneres has earned 10 Emmy awards for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment, 12 Teen Choice Awards, 21 People's Choice Awards, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, presented by Barack Obama in 2016.

You might recognize DeGeneres' long-time sidekick, tWitch, from his time on "So You Think You Can Dance," in which he was an all-star performer, judge, and fan favorite. Since 2014, tWitch has appeared on and off as the DJ on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and hosts his own digital series on EllenTube, "tWitch Please... Help Me Dance!" according to NBC.

Have any new details about Ellen's Game of Games been announced?

While no new details about the possible upcoming season of "Ellen's Game of Games," each episode of the fifth season will likely follow a similar path laid out in prior episodes. At the beginning of each episode, host Ellen DeGeneres selects members of the show's studio audience (who often have very commendable jobs as a third-grade teacher, police officer, or law student) to participate in a series of games involving trivia and hilarious antics, according to The Ringer. These audience members then compete head-to-head in four different games. The winner of each of these games then goes on to compete in a second contest that involves a game in which contestants stand on top of a terrifying 30-foot-high platform and answer trivia. Those contestants who get a trivia question wrong are dropped off the platform and to a mysterious place beneath the game show's stage.

Finally, the last one remaining from that competition must go on to identify 10 celebrities from their photographs in 30 seconds or less. Those who manage to name all 10 celebrities win $100,000. In true Ellen style, she cracks jokes (at times, rather mean jokes) about the contestants throughout each game.