ABC Orders Word Game “Spell-Mageddon”
Cable networks across the board are seeing the value of game shows: they’re cheap and tend to do well. ABC Family is getting back into our genre with the pick-up of Spell-Mageddon. The Hollywood Reporter exclusively revealed the story earlier today. The series has been described as Wipeout meets a spelling bee. Contestants are challenged to spell increasingly difficult words while coping with equally difficult and hilarious distractions. If you’ve checked out Los Angeles-based Craigslist contestant calls recently, odds are, you’ve seen something about this. The series will debut Wednesday, July 24th, at 9:00PM ET.