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Steve Harvey and Mark Burnett Partner on New ABC Business Series

13-Episode Series to Feature Rival Entrepreneurs

Steve Harvey, the host of NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” and syndicated “Family Feud” and “The Steve Harvey Show,” and producer Mark Burnett (“Shark Tank,” “Survivor”) are collaborating to deliver a 13-episode seed-funding business series to ABC to air this year.

The logline: The show brings together sets of rival entrepreneurs who competitively pitch their ideas head to head in front of a live studio audience. The audience will then vote on which entrepreneur will receive funding for their idea. Steve Harvey will become the “funder of dreams,” as he brings his personal business experience and encouraging comedy as the host.

“My dream has been to work with Steve, and this is the perfect project for us to do together,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “He is an amazing talent and has an enormous heart for entrepreneurs, some of whom will get their business jump-started because of him.”

Said Steve Harvey: “I’m thrilled to have another passion project on the ABC schedule. This is just the type of show that gives folks a vehicle to breathe life into their dreams.”

The still untitled series will be produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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