'Candy Crush' Game Show Coming to CBS

'Candy Crush' Game Show Coming to CBS


'Candy Crush' Game Show Coming to CBS news

Popular mobile game ‘Candy Crush Saga’ is being developed into an hourlong game show for CBS. Credit: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/Getty

CBS has ordered a new game show based on the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga. The game will become an hour-long competition between two players utilizing interactive game boards to power through various levels. Viewers will also be able to play along at home.

Candy Crush, the mobile app, functions as a single-player match-three puzzle game. The app originally launched in 2012 through Facebook. The creator and co-founder of the King social games company, Sebastian Knutsson, is an executive producer on the show alongside Matt Kunitz, who has executive produced ABC's Wipeout and NBC's Fear Factor.

"We are huge fans of Candy Crush and, like so many others, we know the 'rush' of advancing to the next level of the game," CBS Entertainment president Glen Geller said in a statement, via Variety. "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."