March 24 (UPI) -- Extra anchor and Saved by the Bell alum Mario Lopez is set to host CBS' new game show Candy Crush.
Based on the popular, mobile-game franchise with the same name, the program is slated to debut on July 9.
"Mario Lopez is a perfect fit to host Candy Crush. As a big fan of the game and a competitor by nature, his larger-than-life enthusiasm matches the size and scope of our show," executive producer Matt Kunitz said in a statement Thursday.
"As a player, I am excited to step into the real life Candy Crush arena," added Lopez.
"In the new CBS series, the game that has become a worldwide phenomenon comes to life as teams of two people use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology," a press release explained. "Teams will use their entire bodies to swing, slide and swipe to make matches in order to conquer Candy Crush and be crowned the champions."