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'Candy Crush'

CBS
July 9th

It's difficult to describe this show without sounding like you just gobbled up a bag of mescaline-dusted cheese puffs, but here goes. Candy Crush is a live-action game show based on the phone game, with human contestants trapped on a giant screen where they use their whole bodies to slide and swipe until they match the magic video candies. And it's hosted by human emoji Mario Lopez, who coaches these lucky folks to win valuable prizes. Lopez's career has taken him plenty of strange places since Saved By The Bell, but it's fair to say Candy Crush must be the trippiest. In case you’re the gambling type, three episodes is the over/under for how long it takes before one of the contestant screams, "I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so scaaaaared!"

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