"You should be jealous of my job. I get these bright, shiny celebrities who come onto my show, into 'my house' and make fools out of themselves willingly and have a great time," Lynch told TooFab at NBC Press Day earlier this month. "Sterling is a great actor and nobody does restraint better than he does and on that show too, but he's a goof. That kind of surprised me, you're right."
There's also a new kind of restraint being enforced on the show: No more wasted celebrity guests. The program meant to feel like a living-room game night has implemented new rules to control alcohol intake.
"We did put the kibosh on filling up their drink every time [their glasses] got low because then it's really not their fault,” she said. "They've got adrenaline going, they're having fun and then they're like, 'Oh, my drink is full again.' I mean you can't do that. We let them ask for another drink."
While Lynch considers herself to be the designated driver of the program, stars who swing by are offered drinks ranging from scotch to wine, and sparkling water or soda for those who want to stay sober.
"I just kinda stand back and herd the cats,” she said. "I mean there are some people who come on the show and you just know that's who they are, like Dax Shepherd. They're funny guys and they come to play, but what I was not prepared for was how competitive and what team work they employed was the cast of 'This Is Us,' which is kind of a heavy show, but they are hilarious."
Viewers can even expect some jam sessions from the triplets.
"We always sing at commercial breaks, so Sterling and Chrissy and Justin all got up there, and then of course I always join them. I do a little back up," she said. "We get some really good coming-back-from-commercial-break musical moments."