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Drag superstar RuPaul will host a new game show—and it's a lot like Wordle

By AYIE LICSI Published Feb 18, 2022 7:02 pm

It looks like the world of TV wants in on the Wordle hype.

American TV network CBS has announced that it will reboot Lingo, a game show with two teams trying to guess five letter words, one letter at a time. Doesn't that format sound a lot like Wordle?

Their choice of host for the game show is drag superstar and Emmy award-winning RuPaul Charles, who will also serve as an executive producer.

"We're all ready to have fun again, and Lingo is the answer," RuPaul said.

Lingo was first created in the 80s and was rebooted in 2002 and in 2011. Its 2022 revival coincides, as the New York Times-acquired Wordle takes the internet by storm.

According to Deadline, CBS is thought to have been developing Lingo since last summer, before many became addicted to Wordle.

"The word game craze is sweeping the nation, and Lingo will deliver a fast-paced, fun, and addictive show for the whole family," Mitch Graham, SVP of Alternative Programming at CBS said.

"RuPaul's flair and sharp wit, coupled with the ability for viewers to play along at home, make this a timely show with wide appeal that we're excited to join the network lineup."