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

Andy Swift

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

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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.

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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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