Hollywood Game Night already has established itself as one of NBC’s most reliable utility players, performing better than the network’s Thursday scripted comedies at a fraction of the cost. The alternative series capped that with an Emmy win for host Jane Lynch in August, sealing a third season pickup. NBC today officially announced the 10-episode renewal for the series, inspired by the game nights actor/producer Sean Hayes has been throwing at his house. Lynch returns as host.

The second  cycle of HGN averaged a 1.5 in adults 18-49 and 5.0 million viewers, airing during the regular TV season, up slightly from Season 1 (1.4, 4.1 million), which ran during the summer.  The series is produced by Universal TV in association with Hazy Mills Prods. and Mission Control Media. Hayes, Todd Milliner, Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith are executive producers.