Candy Crush Becoming a Live Action Game Show

Published: October 18, 2016 7:10 PM /



CBS is partnering with Lionsgate Television and King to bring the hit mobile franchise Candy Crush to a television near you.

Candy Crush will be receiving the live action game show treatment. While we still don't know when the television show will begin airing, we do know what it will consist of.

According to the press release, the game show, also named Candy Crush, will consist of two teams of two competing against each other on large, interactive game boards. The press release also states that contestants will have to use both their "wits" and "agility" in order to beat the other team.

Here's what the president of CBS Entertainment, Glenn Geller, had to say about the newly announced Candy Crush game show:

We're excited to work with Lionsgate and King to adapt one of the world's most popular and entertaining game franchises for television and make it available to its massive, passionate fan base who can watch and play along at home.
Kevin Beggs, the chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, also mentioned something about the possibility of viewers at home being able to participate along with the show's contestants:
CBS is a leader in unscripted television, which makes it the ideal home for Candy Crush, and we're very happy to have Matt [Kunitz] shepherding the production as we partner with the team at King on this series with the tremendous second-screen potential.
While it seems that the Candy Crush game show will have some sort of audience interactivity, we still do not have any specifics.

The previous quote did, however, mention Matt Kunitz. He is both the creator and executive producer of the upcoming Candy Crush game show, and he is most famous for creating and executive producing the shows Fear Factor and Wipeout. Here are his thoughts on the upcoming game show:

The Candy Crush franchise lends itself perfectly to the kind of larger-than-life, physical game shows that I love to produce and CBS is the perfect home for it. As a Candy Crush Saga player myself, I am excited to amp up the action and visuals in our huge Candy Crush arena.
The Candy Crush mobile game franchise has enjoyed enormous success over the years, so it's not a surprise it's finding its way into other forms of media, too. Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga are two of the top-grossing mobile games in the United States, according to the press release.

Currently, there is no initial air date set for the game show.

What do you think of Candy Crush getting its own game show? What do you think the show itself will consist of? Let us know in the comment section below!

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