WarnerMedia cable network TBS has greenlit an extreme talent competition series that swaps a studio of onlookers for the first-ever interactive drive-in audience.
Hosted by stand-up comedian Bert Kreischer, the Go-Big Show will spotlight “supersized talents” – including monster trucks, alligator trainers, stunt archery and other daring acts – as they battle in head-to-head competition to impress a celebrity panel of judges and advance to the finale for the chance to win a US$100,000 cash prize.
Judges include hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg, Jay & Silent Bob‘s Rosario Dawson, The Righteous Gemstones‘ Jennifer Nettles and professional wrestler Cody of All Elite Wrestling.
The Go-Big Show is produced by Propagate Content and Matador Content, a Boat Rocker Media company, with Conrad Green on board as showrunner.
The 10-episode series has begun production at the Macon Coliseum in Georgia, where contenders and staff are operating under COVID-19 safety protocols and isolating together for the duration of production.
Macon Coliseum’s 7,000 seats will remain empty during tapings, though fans will catch the action on outdoor TV screens while enjoying a socially-distanced tailgate party from the arena’s parking lot.
A premiere date hasn’t been announced but the series is set to debut in 2021.
Matador’s Todd Lubin and Jay Peterson serve as executive producers alongside Propagate’s Howard T. Owens, Ben Silverman and Greg Lipstone. Bert Kreischer, Snoop Dogg and Ted Chung executive produce for Snoopadelic Films.
“Go-Big Show celebrates unique, untraditional and unforgettable American talent,” said Corie Henson, EVP and head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and truTV, in a statement. “Each contestant brings tremendous heart and swagger, which also perfectly describes Bert and our judges, a dream team of larger-than-life talent.”
“Go-Big Show not only delivers on this promise with a thrilling new take on talent competition, but it’s also another example of our innovative spirit as we continue to create brand-defining, must-watch television,” added Brett Weitz, general manager at TNT, TBS and truTV.