CBS’s Lingo Debuts in Canada


The CBS adaptation of Lingo, hosted by RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race), has debuted in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV.

The game show pits teams against each other in a battle to find words and win cash prizes. All3Media International has sold the format in 17 territories, including France, where it has aired for 29 years.

Charles executive produces the U.S. version for RuCo, Inc., alongside Layla Smith for Objective Media Group, Jilly Pearce for Objective Media Group America and Ed de Burgh for Triple Brew Media. Lingo is an All3Media/IDTV and Talpa TV format.

“Bell Media’s belief, knowledge and excitement in CBS’s Lingo made them a perfect partner to launch this series in the Canadian market,” said Jennifer Askin, senior VP of North America at All3Media International. “From selecting the series for CTV’s midseason programming schedule to expertly reaching RuPaul’s loyal fanbase and introducing new viewers to this internationally beloved gameshow, I am delighted to be working with this talented team and have every confidence the series will be a fantastic success with Canadian audiences.”