Candy Crush Game Show Coming from CBS and Lionsgate

Candy Crush Game Show Coming from CBS and Lionsgate

First Angry Birds, now Candy Crush is making the transition.

CBS and Lionsgate are planning a live-action game show based on King's mobile hit Candy Crush. The show is in the planning stages and is coming from Wipeout creator Matt Kunitz, according to a report by Deadline.

"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," said CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller. "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."

Lionsgate has apparently been working on adapting Candy Crush to television for two years. Kunitz was later brought in to executive produce the series, having previously produced Wipeout and Fear Factor.

"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," said Kunitz. "As a Candy Crush Saga player myself, I am excited to amp up the action and visuals in our huge Candy Crush Arena."

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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