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ABC Family’s Spell-Mageddon Will Not Include Crying Children, Just Humiliated Adults

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 30: Rachael Cundey reacts to spelling a word corectly during the third round of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 30, 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland. 278 spellers are competing in the 85th annual competition. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Because actual spelling bees aren’t quite stressful enough, ABC Family’s Spell-Mageddon (every other spelling-related pun was apparently taken) will hit their lineup later this summer. Perhaps inspired by Oh Sit! (CW’s musical-chair obstacle course) or Killer Karoke (truTV’s karaoke obstacle course), this spelling bee includes “hilarious distractions” while contestants also work at correctly spelling challenging words. How about S-H-A-M-E-L-E-S-S?

Reality Show Spell-Mageddon to Hit ABC Family