Musical Chairs isn’t exactly War of the Roses, but if small screen producers get their way, the classic birthday party staple will soon receive a facelift for the modern age: The CW Network is developing a television reality/game show inspired by the original game.
They’re calling it Extreme Musical Chairs — Think Wipeout Meets Outdoor Recess. In case you spent your childhood, trapped in a closet, Musical Chairs characterized by blasting intervals of music, a gaggle of toots, and a circle of chairs — one less than the number of players. When music the stops, everyone hops into the nearest seat as quickly as they can be. The player left standing without a chair is booted. By comparison, the proposed show — which does not yet have an airdate — would amp up the game to include an obstacle course, presumably making it difficult to grab that last chair, Variety reports.
“The series would transform the popular children’s game into a physically demanding competition with multiple rounds of elimination set in an indoor obstacle course,” a network insider spills.
Will you watch?