CW Developing Totally Reasonable Musical Chairs Reality Show

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 19: Participants at the 'Trident Unwraps Hundreds of Musical Chairs' contest to win Beyonce concert tickets on August 19, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Getty Images) Photo: Neil Mockford/2009 Getty Images

The CW is developing a show called Extreme Musical Chairs. Musical chairs! They're making a show based on musical chairs. Musical chairs. This "extreme" version will "transform the popular children's game into a physically demanding competition with multiple rounds of elimination set in an indoor obstacle course," according to Variety, which means it's not musical chairs in the clinical sense of the term? That's a relief — no one wants a real musical chairs show — but it's also a puzzle, because why would you call your show Extreme Musical Chairs when you could clearly just call it American Gladiators Freeze Dance? [Variety]