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CBS, Mark Burnett line up “TKO” for summer

American commercial broadcast network CBS has ordered another competition series from Mark Burnett and MGM Television. TKO (w/t) features one player racing through obstacles while the other contestants assume battle stations along ...
February 20, 2018

American commercial broadcast network CBS has ordered another competition series from Mark Burnett and MGM Television.

TKO (w/t) features one player racing through obstacles while the other contestants assume battle stations along the course. The competitors fire projectiles in an attempt to knock the player and slow them down.

The top two players advance to a final showdown to face off for a cash prize.

This is the second competition series CBS has picked up from Burnett this month. The network has also ordered The World’s Best from Burnett and reality titan Mike Darnell.

 

Mark Burnett is a master at creating exciting competitions that make for entertaining television,” said Sharon Vuong, SVP, alternative programming with CBS. “We are thrilled to partner with him and his team on this wild and fun summer series.”

TKO is unlike any other competition show on television. It’s an obstacle course meets dodgeball. It will create amazing viral moments,” added Burnett. “I’ve got a great history with CBS, and I’m excited to be premiering this summer.”

TKO will be produced by MGM Television and distributed internationally by MGM. Burnett and Barry Poznick, president, unscripted television, MGM, will serve as executive producers.

TKO is an original format created by Steve Hughes and Sean Kelly of Shaggy Entertainment, Inc.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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