Kristin Chenoweth Hosts a Sweets Competition in Candy Land

The iconic game is brought to life in a new series premiering on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 9|8c!

Host Kristin Chenoweth with contestants Cinthya Romriell, Eric Kroeker, Brittani Diehl and Reva Alexander-Hawk, as seen on Candyland, Season 1.

Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova

Isabella Vosmikova

Sweets just got more fun, because we're taking competition to a whole new level with our brand-new series Candy Land that's inspired by the classic Hasbro children’s game. Through six episodes, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth hosts and guides five teams made up of professional cake and sugar artists through the fantastical world of Candy Land. They're challenged to create heavenly confectionary showpieces, all the while being thrown curveballs every step of the way by Lord Licorice that puts their skills to the ultimate test.

Premiering Sunday, Nov. 15 at 9|8c, each episode features the teams stepping into one of the eye-popping lands brought to life, including giant candy canes in Peppermint Forest, life-size gumdrops at Gumdrop Mountains, a real-life gingerbread house at Chocolate Mountain, enormous and luscious lollipops in Lollipop Woods, and lemons growing right off the vines in Lemon Lime Springs. The players must forage for flavors and unique ingredients within each land to use for their sugar masterpieces before presenting to judges Nacho Aguirre and Aarti Sequeira, who determine which teams advance down the board game path based on creativity, technical execution, and how well the candies of the land were incorporated. The first team to make it to King Kandy’s Castle wins the game and earns the grand prize of $25,000.

"Candy Land is what the world needs right now — oh, and also sugar," said Chenoweth.

Chenoweth welcomes the players to Candy Land before presenting the teams with their first challenge to create never-before-seen mystical and magical creatures. Each team must present their work of art to judges Nacho Aguirre and Aarti Sequeira to see whose time in Candy Land has come to an end. Other episodes feature the teams designing inventive and edible means of transportation for the citizens of Candy Land, creating beautiful upgrades for the town squares within each land, and a final challenge with the last teams standing thinking outside the box to deliver a one-of-a-kind gift that will need to impress King Kandy.


See how the breathtaking set of Candy Land came to life — whether it's more than 100 pounds of chocolate used for Chocolate Mountain or 1,000 lollipops needed to create Lollipop Woods — in a one-hour special premiering Sunday, Nov. 15 at 10|9c. Host David Bromstad (HGTV’s My Lottery Dream Home) treats viewers to an exclusive peek into the making of each land and the creative process of the minds that are undertaking this monumental challenge, along with learning the history of the iconic Hasbro game that continues to be a childhood favorite.

Also, look out for expert baker Dan Langan in Inspired by Candy Land, a new digital series where he creates sensational sweets and cakes that draw inspiration from the classic children's game.


Mark your calendar for the premiere of Candy Land on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 9|8c and follow the conversation using #CandyLand.

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