Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Having watched ABC score with summer game shows, CBS has decided to try their hand with a new project in our little genre. The eye network (love ya, Variety) has ordered a game show based on the Candy Crush mobile app. The linked story from Hollywood Reporter is short on details, except that teams of contestants will "use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous interactive game boards."
Maybe they could compete on that enormous game board left over from Monopoly Millionaires Club. Oops, wrong game. The story says that 18 billion game rounds of Candy Crush are played monthly around the world. Sort of like McDonald's: billions and billions served.
There are no details on a host, a debut date, or even the number of eps. But a CBS exec did say that "he was interested in exploring more of the game show arena following ABC's summer success with retro game shows like Match Game and Celebrity Family Feud."
That success ran out of steam toward the end of the summer, but it's always nice to see new entrants in the genre. Crush on.