CBS orders new Candy-based game-show.

Candy Crush Live-Action Game-show in the Works

CBS orders new Candy-based game-show.

A live-action competitive Candy Crush game-show is being made. Announced early October 19, the one-hour series based on the popular mobile game will be a collaboration between CBS, Lionsgate Television, and King.

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Specifics have not been released as to what kinds of challenges the contestants will face, what prizes the winners will receive, or how the companies exactly plan on translating a mobile game to real-life. What we do know is this:

  • The show will consist of teams of two working together on an interactive board to win the game.
  • It will feature “next generation technology,” but did not mention what this technology will be like.
  • It seems to be a mix of puzzle-solving and actual physical challenges.

It’s worth noting that the series will be executively produced by Matt Kunitz, the man responsible for other game-shows such as Fear Factor and Wipeout. While it’s hard to say how well the game will transfer to a new medium, with Kunitz on the team, there’s likely to be a variety of interesting challenges in store for participants.


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