‘Draw Something’ Coming To TV in New Ryan Seacrest-Produced Game Show

June 15, 2012 9:11 pm

What if all those hours you “wasted” playing “Draw Something” instead of doing your work weren’t really wasted at all? What if the countless doodles you created using this app during class lectures were just practice for something bigger? What if you the coins you won for “drawing something” could be turned into actual money in your pocket? Well now they can.

The popular Zynga gaming app is being turned into a television game show, and CBS was victorious in the bidding war for the pilot. The show is a product of Ryan Seacrest Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Embassy Row (the team behind Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” and “The Glee Project”). On board to executive produce the pilot are Ryan, RSP CEO Adam Sher, and Michael Davies (“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”).

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It won’t be too long before every day users and celebrities alike can put their drawing skills to the test for the chance to win a pile of cash. You don’t even need to be a contestant in front of a live audience to win big. Viewers at home will also be able play along and compete with for prizes using phones and tablets, ushering in a new era in game show viewing.

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The gameshow’s concept is inspired by Zynga, the social-game creator responsible for international phenomenons such as “Farmville” and “Words With Friends.” The original company behind “Draw Something” is OMGPOP, but roughly three months ago, Zynga purchased the company for a reported $200 million. A wise move, considering “Draw Something” accumulated 35 million downloads in its first 6 weeks.

For more news about “Draw Something” the TV show as it nears production, follow Ryan Seacrest Productions on Twitter at @RSP!


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