Candy Crush Game Show

Candy Crush Game Show, Based on Mobile Franchise, Bears Fruit at CBS

Here’s a shocker: The next chapter in the Candy Crush Saga will actually encourage people to look up from their phones.

CBS on Tuesday announced that it has ordered Candy Crush, a one-hour, live-action primetime game show based on the hit mobile franchise; the TV version will feature teams of two using their “wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology.”

For those unfamiliar with Candy Crush Saga, the mobile puzzle game requires players to match colorful candies — three or more in a row earns you points! — and progress through thousands of levels. An estimated 18 billion rounds of Candy Crush Saga are played each month globally.

Candy Crush Saga creator Sebastian Knutsson will executive-produce the new project, alongside Matt Kunitz, Peter Levin, Russell Binder and Nicki Sheard. Pulse Creative, Lionsgate Television, King Ltd. and CBS Television Studios will serve as producers.

A host for Candy Crush will be announced at some point in the future. In the meantime, drop a comment with your thoughts on this sweet new venture below.

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15 Comments
  1. Nicolás says:

    Huh?

  2. Steven says:

    I enjoy Candy Crush, but this just seems unnecessary.

  3. TheloNaGrapso says:

    Fewer and fewer original ideas on the 4 big networks.

  4. Bella says:

    The only thing more boring than playing Candy Crush, is watching other people playing Candy Crush.

  5. c-mo says:

    Oh thank goodness they’re not turning the game into a full length movie or sit-com! I’m not a fan of the game or game shows so this is a hard pass for me. I really do wish, though, that network executives would tap into different types of creative minds in order to begin to develop new TV shows, I’m really tired of reboots and reimaginings.

  6. Phun says:

    SMH at this!

  7. dman6015 says:

    Candy Crush? In primetime??? This they put on their free, primetime schedule, but relegate the new Star Trek series to pay streaming. If this is the future of Broadcast TV, it looks like we’ll all be paying for network shows in the future.

  8. ScottJ says:

    Every time I think I’ve heard the stupidest idea the networks can come up they manage to go one better.

  9. Cam says:

    I would much rather see a revival of a real game show if the network has run out of original ideas.

  10. Awesome.Can I be a contestant?

  11. AWESOME IDEA! LOVE THE GAME THIS WILL BE HUGE, FORGET THE SCEPTICS