I want to say right away, before you get your hopes too far up, that UNO: The Game Show had not been greenlit by any networks yet. Life is full of little unhappinesses, brief moments of thinking you’ve gotten what you wanted before it’s snatched from your hands, and this is one of them. “Dear Diary, today I thought for a moment that my dream of the card game UNO — literally the most boring card game, the one that not even the children it’s intended for like, and the one that when the few adults who do think they like it are reminded of the rules they realize that of course they don’t — becoming a TV show had been granted. I’m so sorry, Dear Diary, that that sentence was so hard to follow. I’m working on it, LOL. Are you having a good day today? What did you have for lunch? I had–” That’s you writing in your diary later! From Deadline:
Mattel and The Gurin Company are teaming up to create UNO: The Game Show, based on the popular card game. Players will match colors, numbers and wits for a shot at a big cash prize — but only if they play their cards right. The format will be available as a half-hour daily game show with a $100,000 jackpot and an hour-long primetime version in which players compete for $1 million.
CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE? You really have your hands full with this one, The Gurin Company! What rules would you come up with if you were put in charge of turning a card matching game into a television game show just kidding you don’t have to answer that, I’m bored just thinking of it! “Every player has an iPad with their cards on it.” “Instead of cards, you have to match hot babes in bikinis and hot dudes in sunglasses.” I don’t know. “There are physical challenges that you have to take part in rather than the deck that you have to grab cards from” THERE IS NO WAY, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE!