HLN announced Tuesday Ellen DeGeneres will executive produce the network’s second game show, “Heads Up!”, based on the game and app which was Apple’s top paid app of 2014.
“We’re excited to translate this innovative game app into a TV show on HLN, and create another all-screens experience for our social media audience,” said HLN boss Albie Hecht. “And to be in business with a break-the-Internet star like Ellen is incredible.”
HLN’s first game show, “Keywords,” debuted in March. The new show, to be hosted by Loni Love, is slated for a 2016 debut. “I’m so excited that Heads Up! is going to be a game show,” said DeGeneres. “It’s so fun and addictive. I play it on my show all the time. I play it at home. I played it last night at Jennifer Aniston’s house. She wasn’t home, so please don’t print that part.”