Draw Something being adapted into a CBS game show

If you really think about it, Draw Something is basically Win, Lose or Draw in mobile game form. The main difference between the two is that, in Draw Something, a lot of people resort to either cheating or drawing phallic imagery. Or maybe I just play with jerks. Either way, CBS has recently won a bidding war for a game show based on the Zynga-acquired title, created by Sony Pictures Television, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Embassy Row.

The show will feature teams of celebrities and normal folks — a la Win, Lose or Draw — competing to guess drawings and take home cash. People at home will also be able to participate, with the chance to win prizes and compete against celebrities.

Though no official air date has been announced, it’s likely we won’t be seeing the show for a while. As Variety reports, CBS has already solidified their fall lineup. A midseason launch isn’t entirely out of the question, though.

I don’t think it’s cynical of me to say that the recent dip in Draw Something users is a cause for concern here. If the concept for the show is compelling enough, that alone has the potential to make it a hit. But if interaction amongst users is a major part of the show, there may be some trouble brewin’. Or maybe the show will reignite the Draw Something craze and everyone will live happily ever after. Except Pictionary.

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