Actor Jerry O’Connell will host a new game show reboot based on the Mattel game Pictionary, which will get a four-week test run on select Fox stations beginning on Monday, July 12. “Pictionary”, which will eventually roll out across the country if successful in this test-run, will follow the rules of at-home play of the game launched in 1985. Two teams of three will consist of two players led by a celebrity captain. One player from the team will draw images that depict a word or phrase found on a card chosen at random, in an effort to have their fellow teammates guess the correct word or phrase on the card. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to an exotic destination.
“We’re sure a lot of families got much better at Pictionary over the last 15 months, so we think the timing is perfect for a fun, innovative TV version, and to have Jerry O’Connell as host is a real bonus,” said Frank Cicha, EVP Programming at Fox Television Stations. “We’ve loved working with him in the past, and are fortunate he chose to do this with us.”
“Pictionary” originally aired as a kids-themed entry in first-run syndication in 1989. It was revived for one season in 1997-98 with Alan Thicke as host.