Candy Crush is heading to live action TV because reasons

CBS is turning Candy Crush, the popular mobile game involving swiping candy, into a live action game show, the network has announced. It isn't known who will be hosting this game show, nor the exact nature of the game itself and what the contestants can win. Maybe they'll be awarded with a cache of real-life candy? No one can say. What is clear, though, is that game shows aren't what they used to be.

CBS announced the news on Tuesday, saying the game show will involve one-hour episodes as part of a 'new format' that it will bring to life alongside game maker King and Lionsgate Television. Lionsgate will be taking care of the international distribution, while CBS Television will be handling things domestically.

The game — the live action television version, that is — will in some way involve a pair of people who must use both 'wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology' to beat the game.

That's the extent of CBS's details, so it's hard to imagine what exactly this 'new format' game will look like in action. Matt Kunitz, who has also been involved with the popular game shows Wipeout and Fear Factor, will be executive producing and is responsible for creating this 'new format' of live action gaming. Release date isn't stated at this time.