'Uno' coming to the small screen

A longtime popular card game is coming to television.


Mattel and The Gurin Company will team up for “Uno: The Game Show,” which is based on the card game.

“Uno” will be a half- hour daily game show, and an hour- long primetime show. The shorter version will have a $100,000 jackpot, and the primetime players will compete for $1 million.

Uno the card game was developed in 1971. It is available in 80 countries.

In the card game, the first player to reach 500 points wins. Players win hands by getting rid of all of their cards, and call out uno when they only have a single card left. The deck has different colored cards number 0 through 9, “skip,” “draw two,” “reverse,” “wild” and “wild draw four” cards.

The Gurin Company, in association with Mattel, will produce the program, which was created by Caleb Nelson and Tim Sheridan.

The Gurin Company, which has secured worldwide TV rights to the game, will distribute it for the first time at MIPTV (a worldwide convention for TV and online content providers to wheel and deal) in Cannes, France. That should determine where and when “Uno” will air.

- Phil Gurin

Written by: KurtK26
Mar 26th, 2013, 1:03 pm

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