CBS Orders ‘The World’s Best’ To Series With Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell

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In the world of reality TV one name stands above the rest: Mark Burnett. He has created dozens of successful reality franchises and was responsible for both the original American Idol and The Voice. Now he and another reality show titan, Mike Darnell, are launching a new show on CBS called The World’s Best which sounds like the most ambitious reality talent competition show yet.

The show will not strictly be a singing show but will instead feature all kinds of acts from many different genres. Sounds like America’s Got Talent, right? Here is the twist: not only will the competitors have to impress whoever the American judges are but they also have to convince different experts in whatever talent they are doing from all over the world. Which is another thing that is different. Rather than being just a show with American acts, The World’s Best will bring in talent from all over the world. It will be the first global talent competition show. Sharon Vuong, CBS’ SVP, Alternative Programming, said this of the show,

“This is a unique, original format with global scale led by two of the most accomplished producers on television. Mike and Mark are not only the very top producers in the genre, but they also understand how to create compelling competition and build enduring franchises.”

Mark Burnett is pretty psyched about the show and thinks it will revolutionize the industry. He said,


“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. It’s like the Olympics for entertainment, but you don’t have to wait every two years.”

It does sound intriguing and incredibly complicated to coordinate. But if anyone can do it, it’s Burnett and Darnell. They are the best reality producers in the business. I wonder if they’ll reach out to our friend Slavko?

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