Good Grief, CBS Is Gonna Do A Draw Something TV Show

CBS, the US network that once made a show out of a Twitter feed, has picked up the pilot for one based on a Zynga game. Draw Something figures to be a celebrity-infested reality/gameshow hybrid that reeks of the old "Win, Lose or Draw" more than it showcases the game or its features.

Per CBS: "Teams of celebrities and everyday users will test their skills in front of a studio audience to earn money and big laughs. Viewers can also play along at home for a chance to win prizes and compete with the celebrities."

Big laughs? Sure. This is CBS, now, which is steadily cornering over-the-air network TV's core demographic of old people and the incarcerated. They were with-it enough to buy half-a-season of Shit My Dad Says, pronouncing Shit as Bleep, before canning the show in favour of two-time midseason replacement "Rules of Engagement," the sitcom equivalent of a rebound lay.

Ryan Seacrest's production company is behind the Draw Something TV show, which should inspire confidence. Can't wait to see the special draw-an-ad lightning round.

CBS Picks Up 'Draw Something' Reality Pilot [Deadline]


    The cynicism in this article hurt my face. I feel sad :(

    Give us back shit my dad says, stupid religious nutters winging about the profanity on tv, grrr, not this crap

      Did you watch the show? You don't want it back.

        i always watched the show, one of the best shows ever, i really enjoyed it

        It was such a good show. I love watching it.

    Draw something in real life? isn't that just pictionary?

    CBS is the old peoples' network, all their programming is unchallenging , digestible and creatively bankrupt. Besides HIMYM, all their shows are laugh track-filled comedy black holes (2.5 Men, Mike Molly, 2 Broke Girls and... will upset a few here, but Big Big Theory). I can totally imagine CBS being the ones to take this newfangled 'internet game' to the generations of people who still watch TV on a couch. I remember some network trying to do the same thing to Ebaumsworld.

      Finally someone who agrees with me. Big Bang Theory really is a black hole of stupidity.

        BBT is just offensive to atleast 4 of the 6 senses

    CBS has Craig Ferguson, that's all you need to know ;)

      that's all you ever need.

        Agreed. One of the funniest late night talk shows, but recently, not so much.

    It's a game show version of pictionary, what's the big deal?

    We must unite to crush this TV show's ratings. Zynga must gain as few dollars as possible. Damn I hope this tanks.

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