Actress Jane Lynch is hosting her own U.S. game show.

The Glee star has signed on to front Hollywood Game Night, which will pit celebrities against regular contestants as they compete for cash prizes.

The programme, which was created by former Will & Grace actor Sean Hayes, is set to air on NBC later this year (13).

Network executive Paul Telegdy says, "With Jane Lynch on board as our host, we now have a key component in place that will further enliven the sheer fun of a raucous Hollywood party that will include real everyday people. Her exuberant wit and ability to think quickly will be the perfect match for our show which will give viewers a fresh look inside the off-set lives of their favourite celebrities - and allow them a chance to win money as well."

2013 will be a busy year for Lynch - she is slated to make her Broadway debut in a musical revival of Annie in May (13).