Jerry O’Connell to Host ‘Pictionary’ Game Show for Fox TV Channels


Fox is making plans for new game show based on popular game Mattel Pictorial, which is slated to receive a four-week trial on select Fox stations starting in July.

Actor Jerry O’Connell will host the show, which will see two teams of three put pen to paper in a raffle. Each team will consist of two players led by a famous captain. Then, in turn, one player from each team will draw pictures to describe the word or phrase printed on a randomly chosen card. Their teammates must then try to guess what the image is supposed to represent. A trip to an exotic destination is offered to the big winner.

The show will air in half-hour slots on weekdays starting Monday, July 12 on various Fox outlets, including KTTV Los Angles and WNYW New York. The Fox Network has used this test method several times in the past for The mediator with Ice-T and GSN Common knowledge. It will be distributed by CBS Media Ventures.

“Since my failed drawing of a koala bear lost my mother and I our home Pictorial crown, I wanted to prove myself on the Pictorial scene, ”O’Connell said. “I am so happy to work with this team from Fox and CBS. Sharpen your pencils; it’s gonna be a fun summer.

O’Connell, who has appeared in films such as Jerry maguire and Support me, previously hosted the daytime talk show Jerry O ‘ which aired on Fox TV channels in 2019. Currently, he voices Commander Jack Ransom in the animated series Star Trek: Lower Bridges.

“We are sure that many families have improved a lot Pictorial So over the past 15 months, we think the timing is perfect for a fun and innovative TV release, and having Jerry O’Connell as the host is a real bonus, ”said Frank Cicha, EVP Programming at Fox Television Stations. “We have loved working with him in the past and we are lucky that he chose to do so with us.

While Fox has yet to officially announce one of the famous guests lined up for the revival, A.k.a Actor Greg Grunberg tweeted on Tuesday that he had just finished recording the show and had a “good time.”

This is not the first time that a television adaptation of Pictorial has been attempted. There was a children’s game show in 1989 that ran for 65 episodes, and then an adult version hosted by Alan Thicke that aired in syndication during the 1997-98 season. There was also the almost identical Win, lose or draw, produced by the same company, broadcast under syndication and on NBC between 1987 and 1990.

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