Hasbro’s ‘Guess Who?’ to Hit the Small-Screen in Upcoming Game Show on NBC
By Movieguide® Staff
Hasbro’s classic game “Guess Who?” is headed to TV in an unscripted game show adaptation on NBC.
The live game show, produced by Hasbro’s Entertainment One (eOne) and Endemol Shine North America, will “feature contestants making snap judgments based on intuition and clues in an effort to win cash prizes in each episode,” TheWrap reported.
Hasbro’s “Guess Who?” made its debut in 1979 and is now sold worldwide.
Hasbro’s description of the game reads:
It’s the Guess Who? game – the original guessing game! This Guess Who? game goes back to the tabletop style boards, styled after the original, rather than handheld boards. Each player chooses a mystery character and then using yes or no questions, they try to figure out the other players mystery character. When they think they know who their opponent’s mystery character is, players make a guess. If the guess is wrong, that player loses the game! Players can also challenge opponents to a series of games in the Championship Series, where the first player to win 5 games is the Guess Who? champion.
“Guess Who?” is not the only household classic from Hasbro with an upcoming adaptation. According to TheWrap, the toy company is working with Fox to launch an animated “Clue” TV series. Other projects include a movie and TV series of “Dungeons & Dragons” and a scripted series based on the board game “Risk.”
Other toy companies are also hopping on the trend, like Mattel’s “Uno” card game.
Movieguide® previously reported:
The family card game Uno will take the form of a television game show after toy company Mattel decided to team up with Propagate Content and LET’S MAKE A DEAL showrunner.
“Uno is the most popular game in the world and is a fixture in pop culture, making it the ideal franchise to build a reality game show” Adam Bonnett, executive producer, Mattel Television, said. “Ben [Silverman], Howard [T. Ownes], Greg [Lipstone] and John [Quinn] have deep expertise in unscripted content and are the perfect partners to help us transform Uno into a television series for the whole family.”