CBS has ordered a new global competition series, “The World’s Best,” from Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Voice”), and Mike Darnell (“American Idol,” “Little Big Shots,” “Ellen’s Game of Games”). “The World’s Best” will feature acts from a variety of genres. The logline: They not only have to impress American judges, but will also need to break through the “wall of the world,” featuring 50 accomplished experts from every field of entertainment. Only one act will ultimately be crowned “The World’s Best.”
“’The World’s Best’ is a new talent competition captured on a scale rarely seen on television. This will be the first and only series where talent from all over the globe takes the stage in front of three American judges and 50 world experts,” said Mike Darnell, who is also president of Unscripted and Alternative Television for Warner Bros. “It’s exhilarating to embark on this game-changing event with CBS, Mark Burnett and our terrific team here at Warner Horizon.”
“The time has come to take talent competition shows to the next level and bring in judges from around the world to decide on the ultimate winner,” said Mark Burnett, who also serves as president of MGM Television and Digital Group. “It’s like the Olympics for entertainment, but you don’t have to wait every two years.”
“The World’s Best” is produced by MGM Television and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mark Burnett, Mike Darnell, Alison Holloway, Brooke Karzen, Barry Poznick and Dan Sacks are executive producers.
No premiere date has been announced at press time.