Game show

Game show ‘Pictionary’ licensed in 90% of US

Pictionarythe first syndicated game show based on the Mattel game of the same name, is now licensed in 90% of the country, locking in a national launch in fall 2022.

CBS, Sinclair, Nexstar, Tegna and Gray stations are the latest to sign up to air the Jerry O’Connell-hosted tape, which was previously licensed by all Fox TV stations, including WNYW New York and KTTV Los. Angels.

The half-hour show is produced by Fox First Run with Bill’s Market and Television Production and distributed by CBS Media Ventures (CMV).

“Game shows have been a constant player for stations, so they’ve really taken the opportunity to add a well-known brand like ‘Pictionary’ to their lineups,” said Jonathan Bingaman, executive vice president of sales for CMV. “We are excited to launch this franchise nationally this fall.”

Pictionary is the cornerstone of a powerful block of game shows on our affiliate stations,” said Stephen Brown, executive vice president of programming and development, Fox Television Stations and Fox First Run. “It’s family-friendly, fun and hosted by the energetic and hysterical Jerry O’Connell. We think audiences will love the hours of play we have in store for them.

“We vacuumed, fluffed the pillows and buffed the floor of our Pictionary lounge set, in preparation for our order for the full season,” O’Connell said. “Now that we’re expanding our coverage across the country, we can’t wait for everyone to see what we’re up to.”

Pictionary is based on Mattel’s game of quick sketches and hilarious guesses. The program will be produced by David Hurwitz and Noah Bonnett. Fred Soulie, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Mattel Television, and Phil Breman, Vice President of Live Action, serve as Mattel’s co-executive producers.