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'Draw Something' app makes its way to TV

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'Draw Something', the popular iPhone game, has been optioned and purchased by CBS. Ryan Seacrest will produce the show.

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Frederic J. Brown

Draw Something, the wildly popular gaming application, will soon be making its way from iPhone to TV. 

CBS announced plans to develop the Zynga game into a live action game show. CBS reported that Ryan Seacrest has signed off as a producer. So far there has been no announcement on who will host the show, although some are reporting it will be Seacrest himself. 

Draw Something is a mobile version of Pictionary, where friends send drawings back and forth to each other and guess the words people were trying to draw.

More from GlobalPost: Zynga just bought Draw Something developer OMGPOP

OMGPOP,  the company that originally made the game, was quickly scooped up by Zynga only a few months after its launch. Forbes reported Zynga bought both the company, and the game, for $180 million.

According to CNN, the game had 50 million downloads in just seven weeks.

CBS is planning to make the game show a mix of celebrities and every day people. There may also be an option for viewers watching at home to participate and earn prizes, according to the Christian Science Monitor.