Draw Something game show coming to TV

CBS picks up pilot based on Zynga's downloadable game; will be produced by Ryan Seacrest and feature celebrities.

GameSpot parent company CBS was burned by the one-and-done sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, but the broadcaster is taking a chance on another digital adaptation. As reported by Variety, CBS has inked a deal to spin Zynga's newly acquired downloadable game Draw Something into a TV game show.

Draw Something is spelling out a TV show.

This show will be called Draw, and is to be produced by American Idol's Ryan Seacrest and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire executive producer Michael Davies. Sony Pictures Television and Embassy Row are also attached.

As for its content, the game show will feature teams of celebrities and everyday people who will "test their skills in front of a studio audience to earn money and big laughs." Viewers can "play along at home," able to also win prizes and compete with the celebrities. No celebrities were named for Draw, and Seacrest is not expected to host the show.

Written By

Want the latest news about Draw Something by OMGPOP?

Draw Something by OMGPOP

Draw Something by OMGPOP

Discussion

29 comments
Ovirew
Ovirew

Hey wasn't this a TV show once already?  That's right, it was called Pictionary...

Majkic666
Majkic666

nobody is playing this anymore.... fail

Kaiinel
Kaiinel

>Zynga

>Ryan Seacrest

 

HAWWWWWW

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Got to Ryan Seacrest and gave up.

 

This has already been done on TV anyway, remember Win, Lose or Draw anyone? It predates this mess by about 22 years.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I hope this gets killed off when someone realizes it is a stupid idea.

pseudospike
pseudospike

This is ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY NOT PICTIONARY!

moviequest14
moviequest14

I would rather just see Draw Something added to pc so my drawings won't look quite as awful as they do with my thumbs.

 

AceKiller47J
AceKiller47J

Celebrities get to play against everyday people to win even more money and publicity then they already have? As viewers we also get to win cool prizes? wow better be a car and not something crappy  like a cheap T-shirt. lame

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Just proves they'll turn just about anything into a crappy reality show. For every good or decent TV show there are about 100 crappy ones.

 

Maybe I should start my own TV show. I can throw Pepsi cans at my angry neighbor for a half hour while a laugh track plays everytime I hit him. Wow I can get rich off this...

xboxFrEak260
xboxFrEak260

Why must we live in a world where things like this exist?

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Isn't this "Win, Lose, or Draw", the TV show from the late 80's?  I guess with a celebrity twist.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Weirdly, I have been playing this game all weekend for the first time...

Alpr1010
Alpr1010

Sounds incredibly stupid LOL

Darkmoone1
Darkmoone1

This is a waste of an article.

 

Only reason its here is becuase, like the article says, CBS is the parent company of GS.

redluigi11
redluigi11

i stopped caring  after i heard Ryan Seacrest

XanderMercury
XanderMercury

And the funny thing is, they probably think they're being innovative. Doing a game show based on a game (Draw Something) based on another game (Pictionary, which has already been turned into a game show multiple times)...yeah, that will go over very well. These people must have never heard of Pictionary or Win, Lose or Draw, games that have been around longer than most of the people who play Draw Something.It's another uninspired, cheap way to make money off of something that isn't even that popular anymore. As a game show fan, it hurts me to say it...but I hope this one fails.

Henninger
Henninger

Some1 is wasting their money on this idea.

another_drew
another_drew

Ya too bad this game got boring after two months. Just goes to show that television execs have not sense of creativity anymore.

GerStud101
GerStud101

 @Darkmoone1 Or, you know, because its news about a video game...that could be why its hear, and on IGN, and on every tech AND entertainment website/blog I read...