American TV station CBS has ordered the live game show Candy Crush, a one-hour format based on the mobile game.
In the TV version of the popular mobile game, teams of two people use their wits and agility to compete on interactive game boards.
“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 Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment.
“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.”
The show will be produced by Pulse Creative in association with Lionsgate Television, King and CBS Television Studios.
“The Candy Crush franchise is a world-renowned property, so when the head of our interactive and games division, Peter Levin, brought this IP to Lionsgate, we instantly knew it would make an incredibly visual, physical and fun TV program,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of Lionsgate Television Group.
“CBS is a leader in unscripted television, which makes it the ideal home for Candy Crush, and we’re very happy to have Matt shepherding the production as we partner with the team at King on this series with the tremendous second-screen potential.”
CBS Television Distribution will distribute the show domestically and Lionsgate will do so internationally.