The BBC once dubbed Robinson "TV's rudest woman" when she hosted the British and American versions of The Weakest Link. Robinson's NBC version only lasted from 2001 to 2002. "In early promos, it looks like Lynch has carried over some of the spiciness of a predecessor who was dubbed 'the anti-Regis,'" says Claire McNear of tonight's premiere. "If there’s a little network schmaltziness, OK, but to some degree, meanness is built into The Weakest Link’s DNA—how much camaraderie can there be on a show that requires its contestants to tell one another to get the hell out? (Thanks to COVID-19, there’s no studio audience this time around.)"