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CBS takes “The World’s Best” from Mark Burnett, Mike Darnell

Commercial broadcast network CBS has ordered global talent competition series The World’s Best from reality titans Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell. Produced by MGM Television and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television, ...
February 7, 2018

Commercial broadcast network CBS has ordered global talent competition series The World’s Best from reality titans Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell.

Produced by MGM Television and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television, The World’s Best will feature acts from “every genre of entertainment imaginable” from across the globe.

Each act will need to impress three American judges as well as break through the “wall of the world,” which features 50 accomplished experts from every field of entertainment. The winning act will ultimately be crowned ‘The World’s Best’.

Executive producing the series are Burnett (pictured, left), Darnell (right), Alison Holloway, Brooke Karzen, Barry Poznick and Dan Sacks.

“This is a unique, original format with global scale led by two of the most accomplished producers on television,” said Sharon Vuong, SVP of alternative programming for CBS, in a statement. “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.”

“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,” added 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.”

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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