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.