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Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular mobile games in the world, with an estimated 18 billion game rounds played per month. With such an in-built audience, it’s no wonder that CBS has ordered a primetime game show based on the hugely popular mobile franchise.
Candy Crush is a one-hour, live-action show that pits teams of two against one another as they use their physical and mental skills to compete on interactive gaming boards. The TV version is said to virtually simulate the conditions of the game itself, in which players match colorful candies and progress through thousands of rounds. Presumably, the CBS version of Candy Crush won’t allow any one team to play as indefinitely.
The new CBS game show hasn’t yet selected its host or a time slot, but the pedigree of the players behind the scenes is impressive. Candy Crush’s TV transition will be shepherded by reality-TV hitmaker Matt Kunitz, who serves as creator and executive producer on the series. Along with Kunitz, Candy Crush Saga creator Sebastian Knutsson will also serve as an exec producer, and the series itself will be produced by Pulse Creative in association with CBS, Lionsgate Television, and King Ltd.
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