As if Ryan Seacrest didn’t have enough things on his plate. Along with hosting “American Idol” and his daily radio show, he’s a very busy producer. He’s given television audiences all those annoying Kardashian reality shows. Damn you Seacrest. And don’t forget “dating” Julianne Hough. Faking a relationship isn’t a walk in the park, you know. LOL.
The 37-year-old is working with Sony Pictures Television and Embassy Row to develop a brand new game show. After a multiple bidding war, CBS beat out the other networks for the right to air Seacrest’s new offering. Even though he’s producing it, word has it he won’t have an on-air presence. Perhaps, he can hold a reality competition to find a host for the game show. Imagine the cheesy challenges. OMG. That’s brilliant. A production company needs to hire me immediately to develop shows ;)
20 years after “Win, Lose or Draw” aired on CBS, the network is hoping another drawing game show based on iPhone app, Draw Something, resonates with viewers. While the popular app amassed 35 million downloads in the first three weeks, the app’s appeal has plummeted since. As of today, Draw Something no longer appears in the Top 25 paid or free apps. In addition, the number of daily users was around 10 million in May, down from 15 million per day at the beginning of March.
Personally, those stats don’t surprise me. I was a bit of an addict for a couple of weeks but quickly grew tired of all the repetitive words and lame opponents who chose to write out the word instead of drawing it. BOO.
With that in mind, I’m a little surprised that Seacrest and CBS is going ahead with a fad that was hot a couple of months ago and no longer has the buzz or relevance. What do you think? Do you think a Draw Something game show will become a hit? Sound off below. IMHO, Ryan should heed my advice and develop a reality competition looking for America’s next greatest game show host. I expect the royalty checks in the mail soon.