CBS Orders Live Action Game Show, Candy Crush, Based On The Globally Renowned Mobile Game The No. 1 network will bring the massively popular mobile game to life with a new, one-hour show.
Posted on Oct 18, 2016 10:50am

CBS has ordered Candy Crush, a new one-hour, live action game show series based on the globally renowned mobile game franchise, and you can be part of it!

Candy Crush just launched a nationwide casting call as the show searches for the perfect people to play the sweetest game. If you think you have what it takes, you can apply at

CBS, Lionsgate, and King will join in bringing the new format to life. Matt Kunitz (Wipeout, Fear Factor) created and will serve as executive producer of the game show.

"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, 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."

In the game Candy Crush Saga, players match colorful candies in combinations of three or more to win points, defeat obstacles, and progress through more than 2,000 levels. The new show, inspired by the video game, promises to bring fans the same thrilling level of excitement.

In the series, teams of two people will use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology to conquer Candy Crush and be crowned champions.

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

Stay tuned for more information about the impressive new show, including who will be its host and when it will premiere.