Her new hour-long show Ellen's Game of Games will air on U.S TV network NBC and feature playful segments from her existing daytime chat program The Ellen Degeneres Show.

The 59-year-old hopes her new show proves popular with viewers, and is set to go to extreme lengths to draw in audiences.

"I'm so excited to be hosting a huge primetime game show for NBC," she said in a press release. "We're pulling out all the stops - gigantic sets, hilarious games. It's going to be like a combination of American Ninja Warrior, RuPaul's Drag Race, and a water park. OK, it's nothing like that, but you should still watch."

Contestants will get the chance to compete for prizes in games like "Know Or Go", in which Ellen ask contestants questions, eliminating them by dropping them from a platform if they get them wrong, and "What's In the Box?" in which members of her chat show audiences have to select boxes with mystery rewards inside.

Ellen also announced the news on Twitter and shared a link where people could apply to compete on the show, which has been given an initial order of six episodes. Its premiere date is currently unknown.