Pictionary on her first date. Based on the picture drawing board game, this game show will be coming to first-run syndication on September 12 with Jerry O’Connell as host.
This will be the game’s third television incarnation. Hosted by Brian Robbins, the first was aimed at children and aired for 65 episodes in 1989. The second version was hosted by Alan Thicke and was aimed at adults. It aired for one season and 192 episodes during the 1997-98 television season.
The following has been revealed about the upcoming return of Pictionary:
Mattel’s “Pictionary,” hosted by Jerry O’Connell, is set to premiere nationally on September 12, 2022. After a successful trial run last summer, the series is rolling out nationwide as O’Connell hosts the game family favorite TV show, based on Mattel. popular board game of quick sketches and hilarious guesses.
The broadcast version of “Pictionary” will follow the same home game rules. Celebrity captains including Amanda Seales, Loni Love, Cristela Alonzo, Ross Mathews, Amanda Kloots, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Natalie Morales and more lead two teams of three as players pull clues for their teammates to guess the words or the winning phrases. The 30-minute national daytime series is produced by Fox First Run as well as Bill’s Market and Television Production and distributed by CBS Media Ventures (CMV). The show will air on Fox-owned stations in major markets, among other stations nationwide.
“It’s exhilarating to be a part of such an iconic tradition and to bring this beloved franchise into the daytime landscape,” O’Connell said. “Growing up it was a family favorite and something I continue to share with my children today. It’s a great privilege to help expand the reach of the experience, engaging competitors and fans of the game nationwide.
Arguably one of TV’s busiest men, O’Connell adds “Pictionary” to a solid lineup of high-profile projects. He returns to host “The Talk” this fall and will host CBS’ reality romance adventure series, “The Real Love Boat,” which premieres Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET with his wife, Rebecca Romijn.
What do you think? Are you excited to see the return of Pictionary this autumn?