CBS has ordered a new adaptation of the game show Lingo, which is set to premiere later this year. The series order comes as Wordle, an online game similar to Lingo, is taking the world by storm.
Multi-Emmy Award winner RuPaul Charles will serve as both the host and executive producer of the primetime game show, where the simplest of words could be worth big money.
“We’re all ready to have fun again, and LINGO is the answer,” said executive producer and host RuPaul Charles in a statement.
Lingo will feature teams of two as they face off in fast-paced puzzle rounds to guess letters that reveal seemingly simple words. At the end of each one-hour episode, the winning two teams will make it through to a final showdown where one team will walk away with an additional big cash prize. RuPaul will bring her hosting skills to Lingo’s witty commentary and unpredictable gameplay.
“We give you a letter, and you guess the rest! The word game craze is sweeping the nation, and LINGO will deliver a fast-paced, fun and addictive show for the whole family,” said Mitch Graham, SVP of Alternative Programming, CBS. “RuPaul’s flair and sharp wit, coupled with the ability for viewers to play along at home, make this a timely show with wide appeal that we’re excited to join our network lineup.”
Layla Smith, Objective Media group chief executive officer said, “We are O-V-E-R the M-O-O-N to be making LINGO for America with CBS and the amazing RuPaul.”
RuPaul is an 11-time Emmy winner for the global hit franchise, RuPaul’s Drag Race.