There Might Be A ‘Draw Something’ TV Show
Yes, we have apparently reached that point. And after the Angry Birds theme park in Finland, it actually doesn’t seem all that surprising. Instead of television game shows inspiring apps, now we have apps inspiring television game shows. Or, we suppose, a board game inspiring a TV game show inspiring later incarnations of said board game inspiring an app inspiring a TV game show. Whew.
Variety reports that CBS has picked up a pilot for a Ryan Seacrest Productions/Sony Pictures Television TV adaptation of the wildly-popular-for-about-half-an-hour free app, Draw Something. In the tradition of games like Password and The Pyramid, celebrities and ambitious everyday contestants will face off for fame, fortune and fabulous prizes. The show will also have opportunities for users to test their artistry and play along from the comfort of their own homes. Given the influence of social gaming company Zynga, who bought Draw Something from creators OMGPOP for $180 million back in March, the show will also likely have a social media / TV element.
There are high hopes for this, however, if it’s anything like the Very Mary Kate “Draw Something” episode (“So then I hired a car service over to Banksy’s apartment…”).