CBS announced plans Monday to wrap up a show ahead of schedule. The network will close out the game show “Candy Crush” with a two-hour finale this Saturday, Sept. 2.
The show has been airing on Sundays at 9 p.m., and had been expected to run through Sept. 10.
The live-action game show, hosted by Mario Lopez, is based on the mobile game “Candy Crush Saga.”
“The game that has become a worldwide phenomenon comes to life as teams of two people use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards to be crowned the champions, on the season finale, Saturday, Sept. 2 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network,” today’s announcement notes.
The announcement includes the following lineup of teams competing in “Candy Crush”:
- David and Charlie Spinner
Married from Seattle, Wash.
- Christine Ganzon and Cyrene Quiamco
Mother and daughter from Little Rock, Ark.
- Kip Wardell and Audrey Olson
Dating from Salt Lake City and Orem, Utah
- Kizzie Jones and Elle Godley
Best friends from Chicago and Maywood, Ill.
- Amanda and Andrew Castellanos-Rodriguez
Siblings from Oxnard, Calif.
- Rachel Dement-Wilson and Emily Suter
Derby teammates and sisters from Kettering and Dayton, Ohio
- Kelly and Chad Adams
Married from Windermere, Fla.
- Ruth and Angel Husbands
Mother and daughter from Florissant, Mo. And Weehawken, N.J.